Pontiac High School

Public 9-12

 1051 Arlene Ave
       Pontiac, MI  48340-2904


(248) 451-7315

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District: Pontiac City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
543rd of 561 Michigan High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,441 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.3
Number of students:  974

Racial breakdown:

African American:
48.7%
Hispanic:
42.9%
Asian:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.1%

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Compare Details Pontiac High School ranks worse than 96.8% of high schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Pontiac High School has the largest high school student body size in the Pontiac City School District. Racial makeup is: African American (48.7%), Hispanic (42.9%), Asian (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Pontiac City School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pontiac High School is 18.3. 1 high schools in the Pontiac City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pontiac High School is $13,441. 1 high schools in the Pontiac City School District spend more per student.
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SchoolDigger ranks Pontiac High School 543rd of 561 Michigan public high schools. (See Pontiac High School in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Pontiac High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 4.62 659th 705 6.5%
2007 9.72 675th 767 12.0%
2008 9.72 665th 750 11.3%
2009 7.08 702nd 754 6.9%
2010 5.21 732nd 765 4.3%
2011 5.36 744th 784 5.1%
2012 10.31 691st 773 10.6%
2013 8.48 739th 805 8.2%
2014 8.90 714th 799 10.6%
2015 9.16 778th 832 6.5%
2016 8.78 739th 852 13.3%
2017 6.06 734th 835 12.1%
2018 13.43 663rd 824 19.5%
2019 2.94 652nd 666 2.1%
2021 6.26 543rd 561 3.2%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Open Quote I know I shouldn't be all negative but there is nothing good about the Pontiac school district. I'm a student and go to Pontiac high, starting off they keep closing down the schools and cramming all the kids in what's left. The building are all run down and not kept up well, which the kids there don't make it any better because they don't care. There is always something wrong with the bus's and there never own time, I can recall a dozen times when I had to wait at the bus stop in the cold for up to or more than an half an hour and once didn't even show up. There are some teacher who care about whether or not you make to the next grade, but for the most part they don't care all they think about is there paycheck and I don't blame them for that because the students treat them like there doing something for the teacher when its the other way around. The student cuss out the teacher and just treat them like trash. There are so many fight, food fights and bullying. Every morning before you can even walk through the door you have to take your coat/sweater and backpack off and put them through a metal detector and walk through one, its like airport security. you cant bring your own food or drinks in so its there food (which I wont even go there right know) or you wait till your 8 hour school day is over. In my opinion the state needs to close down Pontiac school district and just bus the kids to the surrounding schools, but the city thinks it going to get better but its not if anything its staying the same. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pontiac High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 669 1249 44 170 42 n/a n/a 0 2174
1989 606 1240 37 172 47 n/a n/a -5 2097
1990 545 1134 37 175 35 n/a n/a 0 1926
1991 502 1051 38 157 34 n/a n/a 0 1782
1992 445 968 37 125 24 n/a n/a 0 1599
1993 384 894 25 130 10 n/a n/a 0 1443
1994 332 909 28 121 10 n/a n/a 0 1400
1995 224 845 29 113 13 n/a n/a 0 1224
1996 224 845 29 113 13 n/a n/a 0 1224
1997 233 822 41 105 13 n/a n/a 0 1214
1998 232 788 38 100 14 n/a n/a 0 1172
1999 224 765 33 114 5 n/a n/a 0 1141
2000 221 872 41 128 6 n/a n/a 0 1268
2001 229 968 49 156 9 n/a n/a 0 1411
2002 226 1067 55 211 8 n/a n/a 0 1567
2003 226 1067 55 211 8 n/a n/a 0 1567
2004 208 1085 59 193 7 n/a n/a 0 1552
2005 179 1089 59 189 5 n/a n/a 4 1525
2006 170 1080 50 220 6 n/a n/a 6 1532
2007 168 1009 48 194 6 n/a n/a 6 1431
2008 132 943 45 182 7 n/a n/a 9 1318
2009 109 843 40 147 1 n/a n/a 10 1150
2010 141 1297 98 226 2 n/a n/a 16 1780
2011 123 1300 72 232 2 1 4 0 1734
2012 97 1195 71 226 2 0 6 0 1597
2013 92 1011 60 241 3 0 5 0 1412
2014 62 693 38 177 2 0 3 0 975
2015 55 619 34 208 4 0 4 0 924
2016 45 525 39 225 3 0 7 0 844
2017 54 475 41 267 2 1 7 0 847
2018 64 539 53 371 3 0 11 0 1041
2019 53 506 43 414 1 2 8 0 1027
2020 34 474 36 418 0 2 10 0 974

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pontiac High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2174 n/a n/a n/a
1989 2097 n/a n/a 1.8
1990 1926 109.0 17.6 4.9
1991 1782 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1599 n/a n/a 5.5
1993 1443 n/a 0.0 5.3
1994 1400 67.0 20.9 11.8
1995 1224 61.0 20.1 30.1
1996 1224 61.0 20.1 30.1
1997 1214 69.0 17.6 30
1998 1172 58.0 20.2 37.5
1999 1141 55.0 20.7 40.8
2000 1268 48.0 26.4 37.5
2001 1411 53.0 26.6 36.9
2002 1567 63.0 24.9 49.7
2003 1567 63.0 24.9 49.7
2004 1552 71.5 21.7 47.4
2005 1525 77.9 19.6 67.1
2006 1532 78.9 19.4 51.2
2007 1431 61.0 23.5 65.8
2008 1318 64.1 20.6 73.1
2009 1150 64.1 17.9 85.1
2010 1780 91.1 19.5 82.4
2011 1734 81.1 21.3 70.5
2012 1597 93.0 17.1 69
2013 1412 72.0 19.6 69.5
2014 975 53.0 18.3 68.4
2015 924 50.0 18.4 72.8
2016 844 51.0 16.5 73.1
2017 847 55.2 15.3 72.7
2018 1041 52.0 20.0 86.5
2019 1027 51.5 19.9 76.8
2020 974 53.0 18.3 77.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pontiac High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2174 n/a n/a n/a
1989 2097 n/a n/a 1.8
1990 1926 109.0 17.6 4.9
1991 1782 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1599 n/a n/a 5.5
1993 1443 n/a 0.0 5.3
1994 1400 67.0 20.9 11.8
1995 1224 61.0 20.1 30.1
1996 1224 61.0 20.1 30.1
1997 1214 69.0 17.6 30
1998 1172 58.0 20.2 37.5
1999 1141 55.0 20.7 40.8
2000 1268 48.0 26.4 37.5
2001 1411 53.0 26.6 36.9
2002 1567 63.0 24.9 49.7
2003 1567 63.0 24.9 49.7
2004 1552 71.5 21.7 47.4
2005 1525 77.9 19.6 67.1
2006 1532 78.9 19.4 51.2
2007 1431 61.0 23.5 65.8
2008 1318 64.1 20.6 73.1
2009 1150 64.1 17.9 85.1
2010 1780 91.1 19.5 82.4
2011 1734 81.1 21.3 70.5
2012 1597 93.0 17.1 69
2013 1412 72.0 19.6 69.5
2014 975 53.0 18.3 68.4
2015 924 50.0 18.4 72.8
2016 844 51.0 16.5 73.1
2017 847 55.2 15.3 72.7
2018 1041 52.0 20.0 86.5
2019 1027 51.5 19.9 76.8
2020 974 53.0 18.3 77.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pontiac High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $416 (5.3%) $7,451 (94.7%) $7,866
2020 $2,903 (21.6%) $10,538 (78.4%) $13,440

Data source: Michigan Department of Education




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