Pontiac High School (PHS) was built in 1956 and provides education for students in grades nine through twelve. The school is located on the north side of the city and next to the Pontiac Middle School.
The high school ensures that any student eligible for graduation successfully completes the mandated requirements for the state of Michigan. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the elective courses which include; physical education, foreign language, band, art, and career and technical education. Students also have the options that offer pathways such as STEM, New Tech, and Early College.
Eighty-nine percent of the students participate in the free/reduced lunch program.
The PHS library/media center provides adequate resources for student extended learning and research.
- Accreditation status: PA 25 requires that schools report on state accreditation status. Grades for state accreditation under Education YES! range from A to D. If a school receives a D alert, the school must make AYP the following year or it will be designated as unaccredited. In addition a school may also report on accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement or another specialized accreditation authority approved by the US Department of Education.
- District pupil retention data: this is in addition to the data on graduation rate.
- Number and percentage of pupils enrolled in post-secondary programs and/or college level equivalent courses, if the school is a high school (dual enrollment)
- The status of the core curriculum and the school improvement plan
- 6,000 Total Students in the Pontiac School District during the 2010-2011 school year