The best high school in the District. Just too many kids addicted to their cell phones.
Pasco High School is a public high school in Dade City North. The principal of Pasco High School is MS. KARI KADLUB and can be contacted at KKADLUB@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 1,483 children attend Pasco High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 22% of the Pasco High School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 1,483 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pasco High School is 15:1. James Irvin Education Center is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.08%||0.4%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||57%||53%|
|Limited English proficiency||22%||5%|
The majority of teachers have no idea how to teach save a few who actually enjoy their jobs and some are even working out of their field! The staff are for the most part inflexible don't care what the students have to say or are incompetent. Chances are at Pasco High School your child will receive the WRONG courses and will take two weeks or more to change it and that's even if they do. They blame this on the 'class size amendment' which is an admirable excuse except they should have gotten it right in the first place ( for example getting unnecessary classes like a math class when you don't need it). The campus is great they just poured a lot of money into it however the textbooks are largely out dated or there aren't enough for every student to have one. The honors classes are like standard 'regular' classes regular classes are-well you can assume and the AP classes are challenging. There is virtually no bullying and the SRO is a very nice person. However overall I would not recommend Pasco as a 'first choice' high school.
My son was at this school for one year and I am glad I transferred him to another school. He was struggling with his grades and the teachers did not seem to care or help. I made a few visits to the school to talk to them but they made it seem like it was a nuisance. I'm definitely not letting my youngest son go here.
PHS gives many opportunities for students to shine. Whether it is being involved in clubs sports taking advanced classes at PHCC or AP classes. I believe that the professional faculty at Pasco High has helped me better myself for the future by providing me with a great education and support. I am glad they are becoming successful with academics and athletics.
Pasco High School provides a friendly atmosphere for learning. Students are provided with many learning opportunities. The school offers Honors Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses for students. Although the school is culturally diverse the campus is well supervised and the students are disciplined.
Pasco High School overall will provide a good academic background if the student and/or parents are self motivators. The freshman and sophomore years are to easy 'filled with fluff'. Even at the honors level some of the classes involve lots of busy work or art projects. Then the junior and senior level it is moved at such a high level it is difficult for many students to adjust after the two previous years. Dual enrollment and AP courses for the most part truly offer a challenge. The staff and administration are personable and friendly but the curriculum needs to be more challenging from the very beginning.
Pasco High school is in a difficult position. It is the oldest school in the district and has an undeserved bad reputation. However there are plenty of opportunities for students to excel if they choose to do so. Advanced Placement programs are very successful. In addition the dual enrollment program with PHCC offers many options to ALL of the students whether they want vocational training or want to try to graduate with their AA degree. Those students who are committed to receiving a good education will be happy here because they are responded to very well. There are many dedicated teachers and administrators who try their best to make the school successful.
I am very displeased at the education my children are recieving at this school. They are not challenged enough.
The quality of academics is down right pathetic even the honors classes did not provide a challenge. Students were given minimal expectations and much of the classroom time was spent goofing off around 'busy work'. There were many many times where absolutely nothing constructive was done during an entire course period due to 'distractions' of pep rallys and other extra cirricular activities. The AP classes however did provide suitable cirriculum but remedial classes offer nothing to the majority of students. Sports seem to be the ruling extra-cirricular activity at PHS.
Little did we know how great we had it at this school. A move to another area brought realization crashing right to our door. Although I had run-ins with a few of the staff and teachers I feel this school is filled with caring motivated individuals. Some of the teachers in this school have taught generations of families. My girls very much miss this environment and would return to what they consider their extended family if the they could. Teachers thank you for showing up for parent meetings staying after school and going that extra mile to ensure my girls got it. Their test scores and GPAs say it all.