School Details

Pelham Memorial High School

575 Colonial Ave, Pelham, NY 10803
(914) 738-8110

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 848 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Pelham Memorial High School is a public high school in Pelham. The principal of Pelham Memorial High School is MRS. JEANNINE CLARK, who can be contacted at 848 students attend Pelham Memorial High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 0% of the Pelham Memorial High School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 848 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pelham Memorial High School is 12:1. Mount Vernon High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 79%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 17% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 5%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Pelham has always been and continues to be an exceptional school. However like anything else resources can only be utilized by those with a desire to achieve. I have relationships with teachers that I feel will continue well beyond my graduation day. All my friends and I took advantage of the AP courses offered and all attended the top quartile of 4 year liberal arts programs.

  • (9 months ago)

    Pelham schools are pretty OK. I have dysgraphia and while it was a pain to get an IEP the school was fairly accommodating once I got it. Guidance is not very good though my experience is that that is true of nearly all high schools. As for the academics the science department is fantastic. The social studies department is pretty great. For foreign languages I only took Latin but my teacher for that was amazing. The English department has a few decent teachers but also a few terrible ones. The math department is horrendous - at the high school level I only had two decent teachers. The art/music department is OK from what I know of it. The technology department is hilariously bad but the science research department makes up for this as it is pretty great. The sports as far as I know (I was not involved in them) are somewhat subpar. There are a number of clubs including a robotics club Science Olympiad various honors societies foreign language clubs a military history club and a Model UN team among others. The students at PMHS are interesting they tend to be typical on the whole but the standard deviation is high; lots of geniuses and lots of not-so-smart people.

  • (10 months ago)

    There are clearly some angry scorned and vindictive mothers writing reviews on here...Pelham school do not and will NEVER warrant a 1 ONE star rating....I was born and raised here..educated as well. Compared to MANY of my friends who grew up in other westchester towns the way Pelhams school system is run and the quality of most of the teachers FAR surpasses them. I got a great foundation from prospect hill and it continued through PMS and PMHS that took me to my undergrad masters and now MD. It is def an expensive place to live and I will say the down town compared to scarsdale bronxville or rye cannot be comapred..but we do have a SLIGHTLY lower average sale price and tax price then they do.

  • (12 months ago)

    Yes they have listed a lot of sports but only few are accepted. It is very political in many sports as to who is not cut. There are few opportunities unless you are exceptional or known insiders to get on a sport. The only sport with fewer cuts is track. You must already know the sport perfectly. There is no help or training. The twenty minutes of extra help is for the thirty or more kids begging for help. Also I don't believe these reviews marked as five star are written by students. The school is not great. It's a struggle unless your already gifted or talented. If your kid is a star great move to this town but if that child needs help find a better school. Find a better school. Please find a better school.

  • (12 months ago)

    Amazing Programs. So many Clubs Activities and sports programs such as Lacrosse Tennis Track&Field Swimming Golf Volleyball Baseball Softball Soccer (Just to name a few.) Guidance has been very helpful during my journey at PMHS they are very kind and knowledgable to the students are really care about them.The teachers also really care for students and stay after school for academy periods which last about 20 minutes to help students and answer any questions they may have.They also have programs such a BOCES which allows students to go to the Valhalla campus and learn a certain career such as cosmetology EMT Protective Services Graphic and Design T.V and production as well as fashion design which can help the student be able to obtain a career after high school. overall just a fantastic school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We've lived in Pelham for 30 years. I finally had to put my daughter in the high school. We were very excited about his new school. It was recently renovated and looked very nice on the surface. They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on new television monitors. So we felt our child was in good hands. My child has special needs as well as the reviewer below. I have to agree that they do rush them off the program . In our case the first week it was mentioned tobe taken off of The learning disability list. The unfortunate consequence was that his disability did not allow her the safety net for the regents Exam where a lot of support academically was required and not provided . In addition this information was not provided. you're told that coming off of learning disability does not lose services not mentioning the needed safety nets. If she had been not taken off of the learning disability list unnecessarily She would not have failed. The budget cuts also affect the sports programs so the tryouts indoors for certain positions that can't be effective and cut great athletes out of sports . Therefore they lose confidence and they lose potential for developing in that sport.

  • (1 year ago)

    Well this school is completely run by tight budget deficiencies and claims to handle them well. the sports programs are completely destructive. If a child has a chance at a scholarship in a sport and is doing well he has a giant chance of being cut from the programs. Have you ever heard of an indoor try out for an outfielder. I won MVP with Senior Babe Ruth yet I was cut from the team. It was shocking and now I have no chance of scholarship to college or maybe not even able to play. I came in from a very well known school for kids with dyslexia and ADHD and the first week of school they told my parents that I no longer needed services. Someone like me with a chance for a career there isn't much support for LD. they have a small classroom of kids asking for help at the same time with two teachers available. Most of the time they don't even know the answers It's called resource room and it's fairly useless but looks like they have a place for LD kids.The other detriment to their desire to cut the budget and throw you off of being labeled LD is that you know longer have a safety net for their regents exams. When you deserve the safety nets no longer have one you fail the class .

  • (1 year ago)

    The reviewer below is quoting exactly from a recent publication made by the school itself. It is hard for me to believe this is from an actual student if it is they were told to write this just simply rank up the school.. The sports programs are limited. The guidance is overworked. There are some exceptional teachers but many do not provide additional help other than 15 minutes after school. Clubs are not easy to start their very bureaucratic. There's very little accessibility to the principal. Students don't really Feel as though the staff cares. The review below seems professionally written and then to offset the review about the learning disability lack of care.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pelham Memorial High School is a great school for such a small community with excellent opportunities for students to enroll in various AP SUPA and SUNY level classes to get ahead for college. The guidance department is knowledgable and helpful and the foreign language opportunities are excellent with well-qualified teachers. Numerous extra curricular opportunities are available to students and it is very easy to start a custom club. The teachers are supportive and highly qualified in their fields and are almost always willing to spend extra time working with students and accommodate schedules. The principal is incredibly accessible caring well-informed and open to student involvement and student ideas. All in all a great school that help me get into a great university could never imagine having gone anywhere else.

  • (1 year ago)

    School is not about evaluating children with learning disabilities. It creates reports that are inaccurate in order to minimize the level of service child needs.. Once your child is evaluated one week later it is determined that no longer moving services special needs. Their tests are designed to remove your LD child From its list. There is inadequate help for children with special needs. When you try and contact guidance special assistance even the principal you are ignored. Do not move Pelham Pelham Manor if you are looking for a good education for your child. I had to fight on my own for the extra time my son needed to ACT. When the people at the ACT read documents from Pelham Memorial high school they told me they saw The greasy edges on the reports. The reports are specifically designed to evaluate my son has not LD despite having been in special-education from the Second-grade. This is specifically designed to save the district money. This is a terrible school for the taxes you pay in Pelham. I would suggest moving north spend a few tax dollars more for an adequate education for teachers and a principal who have training in the education and identification of LD children.

  • (2 years ago)

    Pelham Memorial High School is a good public school in Westchester. Teacher's are of good caliber and administration is capable.

  • (8 years ago)

    good school good teachers good parent involvment.

  • (8 years ago)

    very good school parent involvement is high limited sports programs due to every year a budget must be passed to keep programs

  • (9 years ago)

    I recently transferred to Pelham Memorial High School and think it's one of the best schools in the country- way up there with the other top notch Westchester publics. Teachers are accessible friendly and truly create bonds with the students while covering the material and helping the students accelerate on APs Regents and other tests. Parents and students too are very active in the community and have good relationships with almost everyone involved in the school district. Pelham schools often gets neglected (the town being so small) but people should really take into consideration the quality of the academic and social scene in the schools.

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