Pisgah High School

1 Black Bear Ln, Canton, NC 28716 | (828) 646-3440
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,001
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3 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,001 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1 Black Bear Lane, Canton, NC 28716
  • Principal or Admin: Ms Nancy Beeker
  • Fax: (828) 648-8618
  • Website: www.phs.haywood.k12.nc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Block
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
College Board Number: 340565
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,001
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 65.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 535 (53.4%)
  • Females: 466 (46.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 101 (10.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 333 (33.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 434 (43.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Pisgah High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.4%
Black272.7%
Asian20.2%
Hispanic262.6%
White94294.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Pisgah High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade33633.6%
10th Grade24324.3%
11th Grade24224.2%
12th Grade18018.0%
Graduation Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
78.7%
District:
71.9%
State:
71.7%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Pisgah High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 23, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Overall, Pisgah has several major weaknesses.
    First is the lack of emphasis on academics. The system is willing to settle to accommodate mediocrity. The upper percentile of the class is not nearly challenged as much as they ought to be due to the fact that the emphasis is placed on the mediocre students (I'm not trying to say this in a bad way). The system is willing to let them remain mediocre and not challenge them either. The lower percentile struggles because they can't fully get the help they need and are not challenged to work up to their full potential, even if it is just mediocre. The common theme the whole class shares is that are just not challenged very much. The academic standards at Pisgah are lower than the already shockingly low national standard.
    The reason for the lower academic standards is two-fold; the system is not challenging the students and helping them reach their highest potential, and secondly, Pisgah's main emphasis is on athletic programs. There is a overwhelming emphasis on athletic programs, but not enough emphasis on academic programs. The school's athletics are given more praise and recognition than the scholars, but since Pisgah is supposedly an academic institution, shouldn't the emphasis be shifted toward the scholars? It isn't. Yes, Pisgah has seen some very talented athletes through the course of it's history, and yes they should be celebrated. However, Pisgah needs to put more emphasis back on academics in attempts to help train the upcoming generation of world leaders, than on athletic programs.
    despite all of it's flaws, Pisgah is a very quaint, charming school. The student body is closely-knit and gets along with each other. My years at Pisgah were a very intimate experience- I liked that I could walk around campus and know every person I saw. The student body hardly ever fights, and, knock-on-wood, there is little school violence. The students are well-behaved when they enter Pisgah and those values are strengthened while at Pisgah.
    Overall, I am not dissatisfied with my experience at Pisgah, of course, each experience is what you make it. My only frustrations about Pisgah is its lack of emphasis on academic standards, and the over-emphasis of athletic programs.

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