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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Prescott High School is an above average, public school located in Prescott, AZ. It has 1,508 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Prescott High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1190
183 responses
Average ACT
26
91 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$54,037
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Median Home Value
$328,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Football games
    26%
  • Assembly
    21%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Senior ditch day
    9%
  • Other sports events
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,508
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,720
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
$8,953/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Prescott High School does a pretty good job preparing their students for college. Academics could serve to be a little better, but with the funding that our school has (we definitely are not a rich school), the teachers do a pretty good job. I was involved in many band programs during my time at Prescott High School and during my time in these programs we did not see a lot of funding from our school for said programs. Our "Band Boosters", which were made up of parents from the kids involved in the band programs (especially marching band), did a majority of our funding; many car washes, rummage sales, dinner parties, and more were set up to raise money for the program and the students. More help towards funding for the performing arts programs (band, choir, drama, etc.) from the school would be the main thing that I think Prescott High School could improve on. There are problems with vandalism and juuling in our school bathrooms, but unfortunately, I think that is just becoming common.
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I began to attend Prescott High School near the end of freshman year. I had a difficult time at first making friends and relating to teachers, it wasn't until my sophomore year when I began connecting with people a lot more. My teachers were very hard working, trying new things every day to keep students involved and participating. The overall feel for the school was very uplifting, motivational quotes in the hallway, regular assemblies, and a caring staff. School sports were a big pride at PHS, especially football. With Prescott being such a small town, it was nice to have a descent school where you met and connected with a lot of people. School dances were always a big deal, always prepped with good food, lights and music. I just so happened to meet my wife at one of these dances. I loved PHS and the experience it gave me to go out into the world and face the challenges.
My favorite part of Prescott High School was the band program. There were many opportunities available to us that were not available to other programs. Also, the band instructors new there stuff. Aside from that there wasn't much to offer. The honors classes aren't very challenging and the teachers don't know what they are teaching very well. Furthermore, some of felt the need to insist that they were right and the students were wrong using strong verbal force. I would like to see more educated teachers employed and have the teachers treat the students a little better.