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70 Forbus St

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

(845) 451-4850

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,136

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Poughkeepsie High School

Poughkeepsie High School is a great school with many intelligent and talented students. The teachers and staff always work hard to do everything they can in helping students fit into the school environment, and enjoy every moment of it. I really enjoy attending PHS, and I really appreciate what everyone ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/23/13

worst place i had ever went ! DRAMA DRAMA ! you will not learn nothing there ! the kid are bad !

Posted by a student on 02/23/10

I am a former student of PHS, and the reason i give this school such a high rating is because as a student i saw an effort towards improvement. the school has been put under new leadership and they have been putting their best foot forward in order to better educate the students of PHS

Posted by a other on 12/08/09

Poughkeepsie High School has been given a bad name. Unless you have experienced school enviorement for yourself then you will never understand what a great school is truly is. The students of PHS are great and and accepting of anyone new. The cirriculum is great also. the honors program is oustanding. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/11/08

Poughkeepsie is a good school for honors student . The teachers care if you care. The school can be so unruly that the teachers do not help .Attendance is bad.I only suggest Poughkeepsie to the people who are intelligent who will have a better experience or anyone who is willing to take on the challenge.

Posted by a student on 01/31/07

I have had to take two out of three of my sons out of this school because of violence. The superintendent has recently quit so I hope that it will do better now, and that we will gain zero tolerance for the non sense.

Posted by a parent on 12/09/05

I am not a parent, but as a sophmore I can say that PHS is a outstanding school. After coming from India I thought it would be hard for me to adjust, but it was very easy. The students were very friendly and nice. PHS is excellent in sports and in educational fields it has a very high standard. The staff ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/17/04

Well, I'm not really a parent, but I am a current student. As a Junior, and having had 3 years worth of experience at PHS, I can honestly say going to this school has been an enlightening and educationally stimulating experience. The school has a very good staff overall with exceptional Social Studies, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/25/04

As a former student, I can say that Poghkeepsie High is a very good school. It has an execellent staff. I am not thrilled by the present administration but, overall it is a good place to send your child to school.

Posted by a former student on 08/19/03

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Test scores for Poughkeepsie High School

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Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2011
Poughkeepsie High School
Poughkeepsie City School District
New York
* In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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Poughkeepsie schools — Poughkeepsie High School is located at 70 Forbus St, Poughkeepsie NY 12603. 70 Forbus St is in the 12603 ZIP code in Poughkeepsie, NY The school district for Poughkeepsie High School is the Poughkeepsie City School District. Poughkeepsie High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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