Pullman High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pullman, WA. It has 840 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Pullman High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
Pullman High School Reviews
My experience with Pullman High School has been excellent. The facility is essentially brand-new, having finished its reconstruction three years ago. PHS is strong academically, offering many challenging AP-level courses and adding more each year. If an advanced class isn't offered at the high school, students often make use of the online BYU class system (unfortunately, flawed and expensive) or Running Start through our local Washington State University. As for the school's proximity to WSU, the school is consequently very diverse and well supplied with field trips and internship opportunities. Because the permanent population is more involved in education, PHS is generously funded and has a top-notch performing arts program. The teachers are engaging and friendly people who go out of their way to encourage extra-curricular involvement in the myriad of school clubs and sports, which consistently make it to regional and state-level competitions if they're competitive in nature.
The town has a major university and a large engineering company, so a lot of the kids will already be education-minded thanks to their parents. This boosts the district's academic scores regardless of the quality of the education. But the district is relatively poor and it shows at the high school. For example there are science classes with textbooks decades old, and they don't have enough books for every student, so students only get to read the textbooks in class by sharing them. There are technology challenges with computers and WiFi. Some instructors seem not particularly knowledgeable in or interested in their fields. It's a little shocking for a college town actually.
Attending Pullman High School has been a pleasure- most teachers are caring and give feedback to help students improve, the new building looks fantastic, and the student body generally is conducive for community involvement. While there are a few bad apples in the crop, overall PHS is an incredible school. There are just a few improvements that I'd suggest: work to complete the sky bridge, make ASB meetings more well known and accessible for students, and student and peer job performance reviews of teachers to induce growth and improvement for the staff and faculty. I believe that like the students that attend the school, PHS can learn and grow to become their best self.