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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 624 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
501 Simpson Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Telephone
(407) 518-5407

Professional & Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1060
78 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. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$45,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,500
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.30 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Field Hour
    26%
  • Inductions into Honor Societies (by invite)
    12%
  • School dance
    9%
  • Award Ceremonies
    8%
  • Sport Events
    5%
  • We do not have these events except for inductions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
624
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,812
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$9,349/ year
National
$12,239
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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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.!
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I really enjoyed my experience with the Professional & Technical High School. They offered a technical program that perfectly matched my interest and offered the dual enrollment program at Valencia College for students who wish to advance in their degree and save thousands of dollars. The teachers are very friendly and their resources helped me as a student to complete my assignments and better understand a topic I had difficulties with. Like any other high school, the Professional & Technical High School offers after school activities and plan events so students can have the experience traditional high schools have (homecoming, sports, clubs, prom, etc.)
My biggest problem with PATHS is the crude failure to hire and maintain decent staff. I can only name three teachers who have actually taught me anything, and that says a lot because I'm always willing to learn. (Just about any other student here will say the same.) The faculty members, especially the deans, have all been useless. Our current dean calls female students Princess and makes unnecessary remarks every chance he gets. The school itself is clean, but it's ridiculously small and some of the portables have faulty roofs and wasps. There's not a lot of options at PATHS: barely any AP classes/ electives, you get the same teachers over and over, and chances are you'll end up seeing the same students time and time again. If you want to get in and out, start Dual Enrollment, and complete a technical program at OTEC then PATHS isn't so bad (actually, it is.)