PONTOTOC HIGH SCHOOL

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140 EDUCATION DR
PONTOTOC, MS 38863
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Pontotoc City Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 162.5
  • Number Students: 650
  • Number Teachers: 36
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4763
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Kenneth Mcgaha
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (1573 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (37 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "Parents help make the extra circular activities possible by supporting and encouraging the students. Without the work of every individual, excellence would not be an option."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "My high school was very helpful in my educational journey. Pontotoc High School established a strong foundation for me to build upon over the years. The school offers many ways for students to be involved, as well as pushes the students to be the best students an learners."
    Topic: Student Culture & Diversity | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "There is almost no diversity. The majority of the school is Caucasian (I would say a little more than half of the student body), then African American, then Hispanic/Latino. There are maybe a handful of people outside of those races. As far as I know, there has never been an issue with racism, excluding the few knuckle heads every school gets from time to time. This being said, there is also almost no ethnic diversity. There are actually quite a few LGBT+ students. Not a lot, but a little more than you would expect from this area. None of them can really afford to be open about it. There was once an incident where a girl couple were just holding hands at a football game, and a group of kids were throwing rocks at them.There have also been other incidents of extreme intolerance that include physically assaulting students and bullying. Almost all of the LGBT+ students have to stay on the quiet side about who they are in order to stay safe. Most students are the stereotypical southerner-- country, very southern belle, Christian, likes hunting and fishing. If you are like that, you will fit in perfectly and will find a lot of people to be friends with. There is also a party and drug scene that students try to keep on the down low. If you like that, you will also fit in. However, if you are not into those sorts of things, you will find it a little harder to fit in, but most of the time, you are never alone. There is always at least one person who is like you. Most students aren't very accepting of different things, but most are not intolerant either. We all just keep separate of each other, I think. The majority of students are respectful of others, but it also depends on your graduating class. Most students aren't disrespectful without reason, and are generally kind people."
    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "Overall, the education isn't the worst as a higher student. If you are not an AP student, your education in classes will probably suck. There is no challenge in those classes (depending on how much you care). There are only a few AP courses available to upperclassmen; however, there are also a few dual credit classes. Most of the higher learning classes are for Juniors and Seniors. There is mix of good and bad teachers. Coaches don't teach anything a lot of the time, unfortunately. Some other teachers don't know what's going on half the time. Then there are a few AMAZING teachers that will really challenge you but still make the class enjoyable. There is hardly ever an issue with scheduling, and if there is, it is possible to take the class online. There is never a hard workload unless you are an upperclassman in higher courses, but even then it is manageable. There is also a Votech building that is off campus, so students must take a bus ride over. I have never taken a class there, but I've never heard a complaint. The most popular class is probably Junior Theater and Senior Theater. It's one of the school's pride and joy, and the plays are almost always outstanding."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "Pontotoc High School is actually a pretty good school in comparison to the state. However, the state's requirements may not meet someone's personal requirements. If you want to excel in school and get the absolute best education, I wouldn't say Pontotoc is the best pick in this area, but it surely isn't the worse. We have beyond amazing sports and band programs. I would say that is the best thing about this school. Most students here are pretty nice if you are nice to them. There is a level of immaturity that is prevalent and does become hindering on students' education-- even those who are not involved. I personally would not attend this school again due to the fact that I want the best education I can get, and at this very moment I feel like Pontotoc High School cannot provide that for me. HOWEVER, Pontotoc is very clearly working hard on making the school better, new things are added all the time. So maybe if you are reading this a few years after I write this, the school will be even better. Do not let my review stop you from attending, Pontotoc High School has a lot of good things going for it as well."
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