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School Profile 2016-2017

Our School and Community

Port Townsend, the county seat of Jefferson County, is located on the northeast tip of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.  The community has a population of approximately 8,000 with major employers being government (hospital, school, city, county), marine trades and tourism.

Port Townsend High School is one of the oldest in Washington State, graduating its first class in 1891.  Port Townsend High School is a comprehensive public high school, serving approximately 400 students in grades 9 - 12, and is fully approved and accredited by the State of Washington and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

What is Special about our School? 2016-17

Our Students Our Staff Our Programs
Enrollment
350
 
Percent of Total
Asian/Pacific Islander
2.9
Black
1.1
Hispanic
7.6
Native American
 1.4
White
80.4
2 or more categories
 6.5
 
Percent of Total
Limited English
.9
Special Education
14.5
Free/Reduced Meals
39.3
   
Certificated Staff
   
Classroom Teacher
23.0
Other Support Staff
2.0
Special Education
3.0

Total Certificated

26.0

Holds a Masters Degree
 88.5
   
Average years of teacher experience
15.1
   
% of classes taught by ESEA highly qualified teacher
91.5
Grades 9-12
Semester school year
4.0 Grading Scale, unweighted
 
24 Carnegie units required (beginning with Class of 2019):
English
4
Math
3
Social Science
3
Science
3
*World Language
2
*Fine Art
1
*Occupational Education
 1/2
 Physical Education
 2
 
*=Personal Pathway requirement, maybe interchanged.

Educational Program Offerings

Academics:

  • Honors and Advanced Placement classes – offered in English, World History, US Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics
  • Vocational Programs – specialties in Photography, Video Production, Web Design, Book Publications, Life Skills, Culinary Arts, Maritime Studies, Engineering & Robotics
  • Tech Prep – community college articulation program, Running Start – tax-funded community college courses, Work-Based Learning.

Activities and Clubs:

  • Associated Student Body
  • Visit History International Travel
  • Band, Pep Band and Orchestra
  • Drama Club, Art Club, Environmental Club, InterAct, Students for Sustainability, Key Club, Gay Straight Alliance
  • Mock Trial team and Knowledge Bowl team
  • Job Shadow, Mentorship programs

Athletics:

Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Football,Wrestling, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Track, Softball, Swimming/Diving and Cheerleading

       2015-16 Washington State Smarter Balanced Assessment

Content Area
 Meets High School Standard
Meets
College Standard
English/Language Arts
91%
83%
Math 63% 45%

2015-16 Washington State End-of-Course Math Exams

Biology 81 % passed


2012-16
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Scores

 Year PTHS Avg.
Verbal/CritRead

PTHS Avg.
Math

PTHS Avg.
Writing

2015-16 583 550
553
2014-15 558 550 537
2013-14 566
550
545
2012-13 562 523 529
2011-12 552 551 554

           
Post High School Placement Classes of 2011-2014

Year

University

Community/ Tech. College

Military

Employment

2016 38% 38% 1% 21%
2015 55%
21%
4%
12%
2014 46%
31%
6%
14%
2013 54% 22% 4% 19%
2012 42% 28% 5% 22%
   
Last updated 27.Sep.2016 by Jan Boutilier