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1050 N. Ruth Street
Prescott, AZ 86301

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(928) 445-5400
(928) 778-6106
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July 17, 2014
Love this school. They work very hard to provide the very best education to their students. They have an outstanding award winning Fine Arts Department with amazing programs

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
We have one son who recently graduated from PHS, and 3 more kids who attend PHS now. They all are receiving an excellent education at a school with a variety of great programs and some of the best teachers we have encountered. We are especially impressed with the new administration and with great programs like JROTC, Japanese, band, dual-enrollment, and JTED classes available. The AP courses are also top-notch. PHS has some of the best AP and AIMS test scores in the state, and consistently produces Flinn Scholars, military academy appointees, and other top scholars who go on to success and leadership in Arizona and around the country. The negative comments on this site sound like sour grapes to me.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
I am a former student from PHS. They are a terrible school. I went for all four years. The administration is really bad. The vice principal has it out every student as soon as they walk in. She goes into classrooms just to confiscate hats and cell phones, interrupting the learning environment. The school counselors claim to help you be on track for graduation but they waited to tell me that I had lost credits in my classes, that I had been passing with flying colors, for being 2 absences over the limit, only 6 weeks before school ended, now I am stuck doing summer school & having to pay them $150 dollars. Ever since budget cuts all they care about is money. If a student is not wearing his or her school ID they are charged a dollar to their school account for a temporary one, each day they forget it. They recently had a school fundraiser, where they would play looped clips of Rebecca Black saying "Friday" over and over again, as well as the Barney and friends theme song, as a minute bell between classes to get students to pay money for microwaves in the cafeteria. Their computers and textbooks are really outdated. Please, for the sake of humanity, do not send your child here.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2012
Would not send my child to this school! Horrible administration there that is trying to destroy kids lives instead of help them succeed. There is a big alchohol and drug problem there too that they are blaming the kids for instead of trying to protect the kids from. No attempt to help a child there when asked, administration not trustworthy.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
I am new to the Prescott area. My friend's son attends this school. I am shocked at the way the school administration handles issues. Don't let your kids get on the wrong side of the vice principal, or they will be pushed and attact to no end. I have raised three children in other school districts and have never seen adults misuse there power in such a harmful disruptive way. The power trip they are on is out of control.

- submitted by a community member
September 08, 2011
This school is the worst!! Do not send your children here if you can avoid it. There are a few good teachers, but very few, most of the better ones have left. The administration is rude to students and parents, dishonest, double team students if they are called to the principle's office. All sorts of issues with the staff, especially at the top of the administrative offices. Have also seen certain students harnessed for minor infractions as well as for the color of their skin. Many good students leave for online school or dropout due to the way they are treated by staff. Can't say enough about how bad this school and the level of animosity that exists towards the current administration. Administration does not care about individual student's success, only about how their numbers stack up to get government funding so they can spend the money on paving the parking lot or adding fences, etc. If they don't like your student they will do whatever they can to get that student to either leave or dropout. Would rate them a minus one if that choice was available. Students have expressed they feel like they are in a prison and not a school to several adults that I know.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2011
I am honestly shocked that this school ranks "9" from this website. The only good things about PHS is the teachers and the school resource officer... The administration is rude to students, rude to parents, and in many cases rude to teachers. Even the office staff is impolite and condescending. The campus is disgusting, and even the thought of using the restrooms was quite disturbing. The cafeteria is small and has no good food. Do your children a favor and never send them to this school. There are far better choices in Prescott.

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2010
I am a student. First i'd like to say i'm very sure before this year, no real problems (unlike what this person has to say below) have ever happened. The teachers are excellent! I know that they don't very much care for the administration, but that strengthens the student teacher bond. I love the school other than the new policies like the ID policy where we have to wear our ids at all times. The new fence that looks not inviting at all, and other meaningless codes to follow. I understand that children need to be safe, but why, why in gods name did they have to close the campass, put thousands of dollars in a bandroom that the students don't need and if students need it then have a limit to the amount of students able to join that class. Well most schools have litter, but its not that much of a problem. The schools overcrowded because no other highschool is available. If people have such a problem with this school. Put money into a fund to make another school! I understand times are tough. I doubt that students will or want to go anywhere else, but all schools have their flaws. I know that this school has little of them. Thats all I have to say on the hate comments below.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2010
phs is a very good school and the students i have met there were very kind to me. my 4 years at that school were my best.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 10, 2009
The worst two years of my life. With very few exceptions, the teachers don't care about their work or students. The school is over crowded. The teachers and students don't like the administration and it shows. Do your child a favor and find a different school.

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2009
My daughter currently goes to PHS and this is the most horrible school she has ever gone to. Majority of the staff in the front office are way to condensidning, and do NOT listen to what the parent or student has to say. The school is way to tiny for all of the students. and its trashy. You walk onto campus and there is trash everywhere! it is not well taken care of. This school also seem to 'specialize' certain students, which is not right what-so-ever. All students should be treated the same. And some of the students who break rules will get into trouble, when other students will just get away with it. its my daughters senior year this year, and she will not be graduation from this school. The only good experience we have had at this school has been the science teachers!

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July 22, 2008
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November 02, 2007
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September 16, 2007
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July 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2007
I've had two kids graduate from PHS, and overall, it was a good experience. They received numerous scholarships and both tested around 1500 on the SATs. As always, there are good and bad teachers, but that is just like the world they're entering. I do feel there is a need for a change in the principal. The school is overcrowded and the dress code needs enforced. I feel that the students are safe, however, and opportunities are available for all who want to excel.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
I've gone to this school for 4 years now, and all I have to say is that the leadership of this is school is horrible! Classes are over crowded.

- submitted by a student
July 13, 2006
The only bad thing about this school is the size of the student body. This campus was not made to support the 2,000+ students it's supposed to. Because of the size, it is a bit messier than most other 'normal' sized schools. The teachers are mostly very supportive, but (again, because of the size) the administration has trouble controlling problems, so there are a lot of incidents. Overall, it's a pretty good school. But it would definitely benefit from either expanding or cutting back the student population.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2006
Prescott High School has a great curriculum for students to learn and progress for university.

- submitted by a former student
February 13, 2006
This school is too crowded.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Prescott High School is horrible. They have very poor leadership, and that poor quality trickles down to having a poor morale in the students. Saying they enforce discipline and dress code is a joke. The school grounds are filthy, and trying to get information from anyone on staff there is difficult. The high school needs lessons on teaching character, discipline and self-control. My daughter attended there for 5 months, as a result we saw in her a teen mentality that resounds at PHS; 'so what, nobody will do anything, we wont get caught...' We pulled her out of there, and will not recommend anyone putting their kids in the PUSD. I would never recommend a parent to send their child there. The only good person my daughter experienced was Biology teacher, Dr. Winslow.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2005
Does not have adequate sports teams or intramural sports available given the number of students attending the school. Too many students not enough sports opportunities. This school seems to have failed to develop an athletic program to meet the needs of the student body. This school is also very overcrowded. The facility does not appear to be of adequate size to accommodate the number of students enrolled.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 15, 2005
For students who want to excel academically there are a variety of programs and classes available. The drama department which I know well is exceptional. The band and other extracurricular activities are available. Students are able to access high quality college preparation classes if they desire.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2004
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October 06, 2003
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Prescott High School
1050 N. Ruth Street, Prescott, AZ  86301
(928) 445-5400
Last modified Prescott High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Prescott High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top