Pittsfield High School

Tel: (413)499-9535
Grades: 9-12

940 students

Pittsfield High School serves 940 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Pittsfield High School operates within the Pittsfield School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 940 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 940 students
Pittsfield High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 91 teachers
Pittsfield High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Pittsfield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 14:1
Pittsfield High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Pittsfield High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
16%
Pittsfield High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
9%
9%
Pittsfield High School Black (1988-2012)
White
78%
66%
Pittsfield High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Pittsfield High School Sch Ethnicity Pittsfield High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.38 0.79
Pittsfield High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
30%
Pittsfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
5%
Pittsfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,054 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Pittsfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 6,054 1,350
Pittsfield School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 86%
Pittsfield School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $100 MM n/a
Pittsfield School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $97 MM n/a
Pittsfield School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,254 $0
Pittsfield School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,894 $0
Pittsfield School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Taconic High School (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Theodore Herberg Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morningside Community School (0.7 miles away)
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Did You Know?
Pittsfield, MA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.04, which is lower than the Massachusetts average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Pittsfield is Silvio O Conte Community Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.