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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Poway High School is a highly rated, public school located in Poway, CA. It has 2,228 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
15500 Espola Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Telephone
(858) 748-0245
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Poway High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
469 responses
Average ACT
28
218 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$102,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$949
Median Home Value
$620,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 152 responses
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  • Titan times
    21%
  • Home Football Games
    20%
  • Morp
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Grad Night
    11%
  • Winter assembly
    6%
  • Prep Rally's
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,228
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,141
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,921/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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Throughout my four years at Poway High, I have truly found a home for myself. There is a place for everyone at Poway High. Whether you love theater, math, poetry, or gaming, you will find a community. In addition, many, if not most of the teachers at PHS are incredible, dedicated, and passionate. I also want to highlight the music program, particularly the symphony orchestra. For several years in a row, the orchestra has received a unanimously superior rating at the annual PUSD Music Festival, which showcases the quality training students can receive here. Both the musical and academic education one can receive here is phenomenal. The one issue that Poway High needs to address is the prevalence of racism and stereotyping, as Poway is a predominantly white, affluent neighborhood.
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When I was a freshman, I knew hardly anyone at this school because I transferred from a different high school. I was nervous that I couldn't make friend groups easily, and that I would always feel like I'm sinking in my classes. However, Poway High is different, because they reached out to me and gave me more opportunities than I could ever imagine. I have made wonderful friends, and the teachers are all down to earth and ready to help us students. I'm so grateful that I go to Poway High School, I extremely recommend it!
I loved poway high school and the opportunities that have been brought to me through it. Although a lot of people who go or have gone to poway take it for granted and are unappreciative of the amount of resources and great education they are being given, it’s still an amazing school. Always having a positive attitude and outlook around other students boosts the environment. The teachers are great and the extracurricular activities are endless, take advantage of them!