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9-12 & Ungraded
Pitman, NJ
Students enrolled: 440

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225 Linden Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071

(856) 589-2121
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May 18, 2015
This is one of the worst high schools around. Horrible teachers, administration, curriculum and students - switched mine to GCIT.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2014
I am a current student. The teachers are great! They are challenging, fair and caring. The computers are always breaking down though and the computer techs are no where to be found. Great school, but cannot afford good technology or get good people to fix computers. Other than that, I love everything about this place.

- submitted by a student

December 07, 2011
So not a good school. I've noticed something - Pitman HS and the rest of the schools in town are great to parents who grew up here themselves. They think it's the best and want the same for their own children because they don't know any better. But for those of us who have experienced other districts and know what else is out there - this district pales in comparison. The class of kids continues to decline and we will be moving if we can sell our house!

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2010
i graduated from PHS in 1972. my parents chose to live in pitman because of the high quality of the schools. at the time, the teacher-student ratio was about 20-1. most of the teachers had masters degrees. advanced placement classes were plentiful. the total enrollment for the high school was about 550 students. no school buses, ever! i'm grateful that i received a very high quality public school education. the teachers knew their stuff and there was a very fair sense of discipline in the school. teachers tolerated student BS up to a point, but if someone "crossed the line," they were dealt with appropriately. i don't have children, but back then, i knew better than to get into trouble at school. i trust this information, though dated, proves helpful.

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2009
Pitman High School is small enough that teachers really get to know their students and can give personal attention to their problems. Also, most students can participate in activities, especially sports if they are so inclined, because of the variety offered.

- submitted by a community member

September 21, 2009
I go to PHS is is a great school, with tons of activities to fill your time its just a great school!

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2009
Great teachers, great environment, great relationships between teachers, students and parents. One of the finest schools providing excellent teaching to Pitman's future leaders.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
The academic instructional background provided to students is outstanding!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 17, 2009
I love the size of the student body - between 500-600. Great size for individual attention for those who need it. Good discipline, good kids, good teachers! Plus good relationship between parent & teacher. PHS students consistently scores highest in our county on mandatory state tests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 10, 2009
I believe a received a high quality education. I was well prepared for college and tested out of some english, math, and foreign language core requirements. My parents moved to Pitman because of the schools and it was a great town to grow up in.

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2009
great school, great athletics, you don't need to be a second generation family member to be accepted, extreme competition between students in academics, poor foreign language department.

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2008
Most people have an extreme view of Pitman High School, its either the greatest to them or the most over rated. I went to pitman and in reality its just an average school when compared to neighboring schools. There is an attitude about it being great held by a lot of the parents, but ask any kid and they will tell you that it is just an average school.

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2008
I'm a parent of three children who went to Pitman High School. We moved into Pitman for the schools. This year, out of about 110 graduating seniors, 3 are going to Princeton! Princeton has a reputation of rejecting more valedictorians than any other school in the US accepts; so that is a huge accomplishment. Several other graduates are going to Ivy League schools; and my other kids' classes had great placements as well. I see some of the negative reports here, but I can only relate my experiences and those of my children. If I had it to do over again, Pitman is where I would move again. BTW, none of my kids went to Princeton. But, 2 went to good colleges and the 3rd child is on his way to a quality school as well.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2007
After attending my son's graduation, a class of 125, I saw a group of kids with a bond unlike another I have seen. They were sad to graduate...those ties will go on forever. And, he was not Pitman born and raised -imagine that! Excellent education!

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2007
If you weren't born and raised in Pitman don't expect to be included in sports or anything else. The students think they are so great and the parents think their kids are angels when really they are just as wild or wilder rhan everywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2007
Great academics (one of the best in the tri-state area !)and sports programs for a small school! But, if you don't want to learn, you're in the wrong place!

- submitted by a student

June 02, 2006
Great school, good teacher involvment, wonderful extracurricular activities. Parents are encouraged to be involved. I feel that I was given a high quality education there.

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2006
The great thing about this school and the worst thing about the school is its size. The programs are small enough to allow a diversity of choices of extracurricular activities. The academic programs are great for strong students, but don't really foster the needs of the learning disabled.

- submitted by a student

June 30, 2005
New Superintendent doing good job. New principal is the best yet. Students who take AP and Honors courses are prepared for college with skills and desire to succeed. Students actually compete to be at the top of their class. It's 'cool' to be smart in Pitman. Accelerated classes could be more challenging for the students. More foreign language choices are needed to compete well in college. Need more elective alternatives to compete with other good high schools. Need to pay more attention to alcohol and drug usage among students. Overall, a great system with continuing high standards.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2004
Pitman, though it is a predominantly white town, is a great place to live. The school and community are very close and it brings a wonderful family atmosphere.

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2004
This is a district for the 'very white'...unbelievably closed-minded. A place to live only if you want to be part of a 'Stepford Wives' mentality. The high school curriculum is lame at best. We got our family out!

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2004
Probably one of the worst High Schools in the NJ system. They look a blind eye to everyone who is not a 2nd or 3rd or even 4th generation 'Pitmanite' if you were not born in this town or had a family member born here, I suggest not moving here.

- submitted by a parent
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Pitman High School
225 Linden Ave, Pitman, NJ  08071
(856) 589-2121
Last modified Pitman High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pitman High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top