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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Poughkeepsie High School is a public school located in Poughkeepsie, NY. It has 1,150 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
70 Forbus St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Telephone
(845) 451-4850

Poughkeepsie High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
63%
Average SAT
1040
81 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,067
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Pep rally, senior night
    48%
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,150
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,278
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,777/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Poughkeepsie High School Reviews

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What I like about my school is that many teachers are their for any students. They are willing to boost your grade up by any means, willing to help you understand a concept you did not understand in class that day. The teachers want to see every student succeed and not get into trouble. This is school is very well involved in the community and provides many programs, clubs, and organizations to help students succeed and prepare them for college. But what this school need for a change is variety is different programs that could benefit students. Also focus more on other programs such as Band, Art, and even computer studies. This school focuses a lot in sports which is good, do not get me wrong but they should also focus more on students who want to be able to succeed. That is my school survey.
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The teachers are great, they are always trying to do what's best for their students. They always have your back and support you as much as they can. Unfortunately, there is not much security at the high school, students find it very easy to skip classes because security is not reinforced properly. The school suffers from a lack of cleanest and lack of supplies for the classroom. There was a point when they couldn't afford to buy paper to print anything. The principal is very rude and unprofessional, the food is not good at all and some of the higher authorities are the rudest people.
After being at Poughkeepsie High School for 3 years now, I can wholeheartedly say that the school is not great. The administrators can be of little to know help and security could be better. However, Poughkeepsie High School is just like any other school in that you will have great teachers and you will have REALLY BAD teachers but you just have to make the most of it. While my experiences at the high school have not really been negative, I think Poughkeepsie High School and the district entirely still has a long way to go before we'll be able to offer a "world class education."