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Puyallup High School6

Puyallup, WA | Pierce County


June 28, 2012

This is good school for it's large size. PHS has excellent teachers and a good location in downtown Puyallup.

Submitted by a parent

November 9, 2010

They seem to have a passable educational program for gifted and talented students, but have an abysmal record for dealing with bullying in the schools. Puayllup is a small town controlled by a few wealthy families who have demonstrated a propensity for racism and classism. Special needs students are left behind in Puayllup, and children who are not part of the click are bullied severely. Some have permanent lifetime emotional scars. In 2000, Puallup was sued in a class action suit because they didn't respond to the racism that was overwhelming in the schools, and ended up settling out of court for 7.5 million dollars.

Submitted by a parent

June 15, 2010

PHS is a great high school. There are involved teachers, and great student leaders. The best choral program in the state!

Submitted by a parent

July 20, 2008

phs is an excellent school. they offer a lot more courses than most highschools and they have very dedicated teachers. i noticed there isnt an extreme amount of drama and issues at phs. students forming cliques isnt a very big issue. phs is a pretty friendly school and most of the kids seem to be pretty nice. i definitly recomend this school to anyone. my kids have never had any trouble with the staff or making friends. the school environment is a very pleasant one.

Submitted by a parent

February 23, 2007

I went to Puyallup as a sophomore and I am in full time running start this year. In my experience I did not enjoy Puyallup, but I don't enjoy the drama that happens at virtually every high school. The teachers are very competent and responsive to the students. The rules are a little lax but the administrators truly do care about the students and are doing what they believe is best for the students, and I agree with their standards for the most part. There isn't as much diversity as I would like but students are accepted. The couselors and advisors are very helpful and understanding. In regard to the locker situation it is not logical to have them on the campus it is large and the passing period is 5 minutes and to extend it would take away from class periods. Overall Puyallup is a good school.

Submitted by a student

April 3, 2006

Courses are relevent and teachers have a young style that relates well with teenagers. For a public school, they do a good job of raising 'academic' students. The sports program is top notch and the music program is also fantastic. There is a small town feel to the school, with parents being a large part of many of the programs. The nice part is that they also empower the students to take an active part in many of the programs also. I think the only downside is that they seem to have 'parent/staff managed programs' and 'student managed programs'... they could do a better job of intertwining this.

Submitted by a former student

April 25, 2005

Puyallup has some great oppertutinies and a nice enviroment for children. For the most part PHS is a clam relaxed and low crime school. They have a wull qualified staff for the most part and a good learning curiculum. They offer some music classes, lately thr district has been cutting some of those classes out, but they still have choir, band, and ochestra. They also have some art and they are pretty good about sports. there is a bigger push for boys football then anything else, but also that is the sport that brings in the most money. they also have an equal amount of compensation for the other boys and girls sports. Overall it is a great school in a great community.

Submitted by a former student

November 18, 2004

Well in comment to the ladies question bout the lockers im a sophmore at PHS right now and no we dont need lockers mam have u ever tried walkin in the hallways? its like rushour in LA! In other words there is no rooom.

Submitted by a student

October 20, 2004

I transferred into Puyallup from another school this year, and love it. I came to Puyallup because of the amazing drama and music deptartment. I have never sang with such a hard working choir. We are singing music I never thought a high school choir could pull off. I would highly recommend Puyallup for anyone.

Submitted by a student

May 16, 2004

I'm worried about the Mathematics at Puyallup high school. Every math teacher my daughter has had has been very inadequate. Compared to my son's schooling at Rogers about 6 years ago I feel the program at Puyallup is quite soft. I'm very involved in my children's education and I even went to the administration to discuss the best math teacher for my child and it was still a horrible situation for my child and I. Puyallup High is a great school in all other areas but in math I rate them very low!

Submitted by a parent

September 29, 2003

I really think that PHS NEEDS to have lockers available to the students. Have you weighed your childs backpack ? my daughter sprained her wrist by picking up her backpack & trying to put it on her back.

Submitted by a parent

August 19, 2003

I didn't actually graduate from PHS but I did finish out the school year. I enjoyed PHS very much and I thought all of the teachers were excellant.

Submitted by a former student

August 11, 2003

PHS was a good school educationally, but the student life was horrible. I came from a very diverse school in Kent and being thrown into a school where 87% of the school is white made me uncomfortable. I felt as if I fit in because I am a white female, but I felt like the other ethnicity groups were not given a chance to fit in. Also, alot of the kids there are very immature adn stuck up. Lots of kids talk bad about eachother, which is why I decided to drop out and continue my education in a more mature, college type environment. Thanks for your time. Clarissa Parker Would be C/O 2003

Submitted by a former student

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