Number of students: 891
Average number of students per classroom: 26
School's student capacity: 900
Number of teachers: 48 teachers, two counselors, one nurse, one district health specialist, one dean of students, one vice principal and one principal.
Teacher recognition: Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year Mrs. Shafer.
Advanced placement (AP) and accelerated classes: AP physics, AP English, AP biology, AP world cultures, AP calculus, accelerated biology, college prep reading, AP art, AP chemistry, AP Spanish.
Special needs classes: CBI, resource classes, BEST & YTP
Special programs: Nursing assistant course, taught through Eastern Arizona College for high school and college credit; strings program taught before school.
Extracurricular honors: The drama department has developed an Honor Thespian Troupe four years in a row; the drama department received a superior rating at the International Thespian Competition in Tucson; the marching band received an excellent rating at the State Band Festival; modern choir received an outstanding rating at the Show Choir Festival; mixed choir received an outstanding rating at the Show Choir Festival; both choir groups received an excellent rating at the Choir Directors Association; Mark Hansen was named Outstanding Drum Major for the Eastern Arizona College Marching Festival for the second year in a row; the school won the 1998-99 Don F. Stone Award for overall excellence in extra-curricular activities.
TOP 10 REASONS FOR ATTENDING PHS
10. Good curriculum and
9. Good faculties
8. Drug/tobacco free campus
7. Nice classmates
6. Good fine arts, vocational
and club activities
5. Good athletic programs
4. Small classes
3. Open campus
2. Best teaching staff
1. Safe environment