School Details

Pearland High School

3775 S Main St, Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 997-7445
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2393 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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About this school

Pearland High School is a public high school in Pearland. The principal of Pearland High School is Mr Larry Berger and can be contacted at bergerl@pearlandisd.org. 2,393 children attend Pearland High School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Pearland High School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 2,393 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pearland High School is 17:1. Eagle Heights Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 47%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 30% 25%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 23%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    PHS has high academic standards and excellent teacher preparation and education. The administration fosters a friendly team-building atmosphere. The school is student centered- not only on academics but supporting students emotionally too.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pearland Higgh School is a wonderful place where students can grow and learn academically. They get the studetns prepared for the real college world.

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree with the last reviewer. My daughter is a Junior here and she's really disappointed with the way the students seem to be in their own little world (narrow minded and such). She has been to many a school all over Houston and neighboring communities since elementary and when she tells me how horrid her classmates are to each other .. I believe her she would know. I initially thought "O.k. Pearland ...sounds like a nice community with good schools". Then a few months later after some bad reviews from my daughter and interaction with the school and its faculty I am ready to move out and switch districts. The curriculum alone is not enough to stay and stick it out because afterall what good is trying to teach potentially intelligent students if they keep their minds closed to the world outside of Pearland and its diversities?

  • (2 years ago)

    Folks are in the Military & I attended quite a few schools. When I got to Pearland High it felt like I went back to elementary school very immature/sheltered students. The schools back east in RI paid more attention to school work & even prepared me for college by helping understand where I needed to be in life. The teachers were honest & knew who I was & I was able to understand the work. They interacted with all the students. In Cali they really rushed me through many courses so I could catch up on needed curriculum so I could pass the grade I was in and it had to do it while attending current classes. So it was much harder and faster pace. The classes were also more ethnic in culture so I learned how to interact in life. The classes were average size and much work into college work. In Denver a little different & not much learning was going on and was only book learning. In Pearland was so disappointing as they were more into dress code keeping their budgets and looking a certain type. I wish I never attended this school and tried to transfer a few times. I learned how not to be a certain way by all the people that I was around. Not a friendly school at all. Avoid if u can.

  • (3 years ago)

    I moved here from the Memorial area to buy a cheaper house and with it came a mediocre education. Everyone said wow Pearland is great. No they are average but I will tell you they are exemplary because of the districting there is a good place to live in Pearland and a bad place. Look at the zoning of the schools they are haphazard at best. Pick the wrong neighborhood and you might as well have put your child in HISD. Dont waste your money property taxes are three times the rate here and if you are in the wrong district the education is worthless.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pearland High School was a wonderful experience for my family. It is a great school with a caring staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have traveled the world & seen many effective educational systems. PISD educational system needs much improvements. The leadership is not there; faculty members are over worked and unadaptable and can't control their classes; extracurricular activities are very limited and biased towards athletics; and profiling of students needs to stop . Also faculty members need to stop focusing so much on student dress codes and tardies instead use disgretion.Students miss more class time going to some computerized tardy station getting pass and detention. Turn names into admin & let them handle it. A student may needed to use the restrm(the alotted time btwn classes doesn't allow for this). Several students were told to take care of their personal habits at home. Faculty needs to communicate better w/ parents about the students not the school events. Shot out to Mr Bready Mr Layne & Ms Patterson.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from Pearland in 2007 and was fully prepared for my further eduation at one of the top universities in the country. Pearland's education is impressive and the extracurricular activities it has to offer really wows colleges and employers to inhance your oppurtunities after high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that Pearland Highschool is a great place for children and a great community.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from Pearland High School in 2008. I will honestly say that many of the classes are good and offer a great curriculum with even better teachers that will prepare you for college. However getting the right classes are hit and miss and that's only if you're an AP student. If you're a regular student almost all the classes are terrible. The class sizes are very big and the administration feels forced to treat the school like a prison to maintain any level of control. Many of the disciplinary policies are downright ridiculous and even the ones that do make sense seem unnecessarily. On the positive side the extracurricular opportunities are Awesome and make up for many of the downsides. There is always something to do if you know where to look. I personally was a member of the choir for four years and loved it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just graduated from Pearland in 2008. I can tell you first hand that the whole dress code and their disciplining is ridiculous to say the least. It gradually gets worse every year. This year if you dont have your ID on you have to go to the office and pay $5 every time regardless if its the last 2 weeks of the year and you have been a student for the teacher for the the entire year. Their is a huge gape between regular classes and AP. Regular is a complete joke and is not preparing anyone for college. last year If someone has missed 80% of their classes and was about to fail they said the kids just have to bring in coke cans and they get credit..what is that?! On a positive note the people and teachers are very down to earth and its easy to make friends.

  • (9 years ago)

    5 family members have graduated from Pearland Hight '68 ; '86; '88; '95; '03 and the school district keeps getting better and better. the bar is raised each year and each year academics and athletic goals are accomplisheed.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful TExas Scholars programs and great teachers

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic programs could be better. The availablility of music art sports and other extracutticular activities is AWESOME. Level of parent involvement is low.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have one daughter who attends this school and have found the staff administration and teaching facilities to be EXCEPTIONAL. Her class has over 1000 students and the top 10% have a GPA over 4.1 - on a scale from 1-4 - thanks to advance placement. The entire school district raises the acedemic bar with e-mail and regular mail correspondence. They strongly enforce a zero tolerance to acts of malice/drugs and have a very reasonable dress code. However because of the overbuilding of APARTMENTS in Pearland I believe the school district will be overwhelmed with surges of students - from single household families. Aside from that I find that any student who attends any school in Pearland will be academically challenged and will be well prepared for his/her vocation or college of choice. PHS raises the bar!

  • (10 years ago)

    This scholl is one of the best high schools. It has a very low drop out rate a grat staff of teachers and adminstrative and one of best athleics team. I love pearland.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that this school pays more attention to what the kids have on or how they are wearing their clothes than what the children are actually learning. Also a major concern of mine is how Pearland decides to handle their tardies. Instead of punishment after or before school they decide to conduct tardy sweaps which does not allow the student to enter the class to recieve his or her educational lesson (which is why the students attend school)even if just a few seconds late. And by the time the student gets back to class after recieving a 4 hour saturday detention (even if this is their first offence)the class is either half way over or they have 5 min. to the bell. If you are looking for a school that is strict on education and what your child needs to learn to be successful Pearland is not the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Unfortunately this school district has recieved so much money over the past few years that it has become a beaurocracy. While the classes in theory are challenging the teachers are so overwhelmed it is impossible for any individual student to get the attention he or she needs. Although this school offers a great diversity in courses and people it has expanded beyond the control of any one person or group. Many times my daughter came home and told me her teachers had no control of the class. This should be worrisome for any incoming students and parents. Also the way the police constantly patrol the campuses makes the schools look more like a penitentiary than a learning facility. Please consider that if you went to a smaller school your child would get much more attention and help in the areas he or she needs it most.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have 2 daughters attending this school and have found it to be a wonderful school. It offers academic challenges as well as diverse opportunities and activities.

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