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: 4582
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Paul Henry
  • 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: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "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: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "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: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "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."
    Topic: Student Culture & Diversity | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "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: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "You either get a really good teacher or a horrible teacher at this school. There is never an in-between. There is a good amount of coaches who teach who couldn't care less about actually educating their students. Which is unfortunate because there are a lot of things that my peers and I need to be educated on, but we are not. There are also several teachers who seem to just have no clue on what they are doing and are not consistent in their teaching. However, there are also some teachers who are AMAZING both as teachers and as people. I have learned so much thanks to them. In short, its a mix of good and bad, and you just have to take the word of the upperclassmen on which is which."
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