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PORT TOWNSEND HIGH SCHOOL
School Profile 2019-2020

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 9,500 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 Association of Educational School Districts.

What is Special about our School? 2019-20

Our Students Our Staff Our Programs
Enrollment
375
 
Percent of Total
Asian/Pacific Islander
3.4
Black
1.4
Hispanic
7.2
Native American
 1.1
White
82.6
2 or more categories
 4.3
 
Percent of Total
Limited English
2.9
Special Education
16.7
Free/Reduced Meals
48.6
   
Certificated Staff
   
Classroom Teacher
19
Other Support Staff
2
Special Education
3

Total Certificated

24.0

Holds a Masters Degree
 80%
   
   
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
2
*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, Biology, Physics, Calculus
  • Vocational Programs – Photography, Video Production, Web Design, 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, National Honor Society
  • Visit History International Travel
  • Band, Pep Band and Orchestra
  • Drama Club, Art Club, Key Club, InterAct Club, Students for Sustainability
  • Mock Trial and Knowledge Bowl teams
  • Job Shadow, Mentorship programs

Athletics:

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

       2018-19 Washington State Smarter Balanced Assessment

Content Area
 Meets High School Standard
Meets
College Standard
 English/Language     Arts
93%
85%
Math 50% 42%

2017-18 Washington State End-of-Course Math Exams

Biology 75% passed


2014-18
 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Scores

 Year PTHS Avg.
Verbal/CritRead

PTHS Avg.
Math

PTHS Avg.
Writing

 2018-19 n/a  604  581 (ERW) 
2017-18
n/a 544 
575 (ERW) 
2016-17 608 595 553 
2015-16 583
550
537
2014-15 558 550 545
2013-14 566 550 529

           
Post High School Placement Classes of 2015-2019

Year

University

Community/ Tech. College

Military

Employment

 2019 43% 29%   20%
2018 32% 33% 4% 21%
2017 51%
27%
3%
18%
2016 38%
38%
1%
21%
2015 55% 21% 4% 12%
   
Last updated 26.Sept.2019 by Jan Boutilier