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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Professional & Technical High School is an above average, public school located in Kissimmee, FL. It has 588 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
501 Simpson Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Telephone
(407) 518-5407
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Professional & Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
106 responses
Average ACT
22
34 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$47,343
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,129
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,500
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    30%
  • Field Hour
    25%
  • Inductions into Honor Societies (by invite)
    12%
  • School dance
    9%
  • Award Ceremonies
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Sport Events
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
588
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,908
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
83%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,993/ year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I went to this school to learn more skills used for my specific trade. Since the beginning I learned so much about my trade and even my core classes. The teachers do a good job at teaching the students. At this school, there is plenty of stuff you can do after school, such as clubs and activities. They take care for their programs and make sure everyone is up to date and on task. One problem this school faces is their administration is not the best group of people. Not everyone does their job as they should and can be very disrespectful and make students very stressed. Besides the unprofessional manner of the administration, everything else in the school is perfectly fine. I would recommend anyone interested to go here.
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Professional and Technical HS has been probably the best school I’ve been to academic-wise. They challenge their students a great amount. Teachers put their 100% into the academic aspect of the school. They don’t have any sports at PATHS bevause they prefer to stay focus on the learning. It is kind of difficult to get through here because classes are a semester long. You have to learn the information in half the time a normal student would. However, this is beneficial because it helps students finish their HS credits faster, and begin Dual Enrollment early and efficiently. Overall, I would recommend the school if you’re okay with teaching yourself at times, and are only going for the academics.
I enjoyed my time at PATHS! I am a recent graduate (class of 2015) and already I have heard that the school is making many changes from when I was there. What I loved most about the school would have to be that everyone was "connected," I didn’t feel the pressures of high school drama, which I did indeed have tons of back in middle school. The teachers are great and take time from their schedules to aid if you need it. The education is great too! Downside: no sports. One thing that did need improvement were the guidance counselors (my mom literally had to stay on top of them), but things are coming together for them. Another reason why I loved PATHS was the Dual Enrollment opportunity. It might seem biased coming from a girl who's entire schooling was the A Beka curriculum, but the Dual Enrollment opportunity was my chance to experience college. I completed many of my Gen Ed classes over at Valencia. Food was good, and overall had a great exp.!