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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Poway High School is a highly rated, public school located in Poway, CA. It has 2,250 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
15500 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Telephone
(858) 748-0245

Poway High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
375 responses
Average ACT
28
181 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$98,859
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,497
National
$949
Median Home Value
$583,100
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
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  • Titan times
    21%
  • Home Football Games
    20%
  • Morp
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Grad Night
    12%
  • Winter assembly
    5%
  • Prep Rally's
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,349/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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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!
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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!
I would like to see new teachers coming into the high school. There are a lot of teachers who have worked at poway high for YEARS but I want to see new, bright, and young teachers who have new teaching strategies up their sleeves.
In addition, my experience their was very eventful from freshmen year, and all the way up to my senior year. Teachers make sure our writing skills are college ready, and are involved with their students before, during, and after school.
They also allow students to lead events such as assemblies, dances, and PSA’s. But I also believe that is a challenge our school faces cause some students don’t put in their best effort to make those “extra curriculars” enjoyable to students.