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About This School

Pearce High School is a public high school in Richardson. The principal of Pearce High School is Beverly Vance. 2,109 students go to Pearce High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Pearce High School students have "limited English proficiency." 19% of the 2,109 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pearce High School is 15:1. Richardson High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 25%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 8%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 31% 35%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 52%
Limited English proficiency 4% 22%
Economically disadvantaged 19% 50%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm an international school i want to attend this school in grade 10th. Do you think i can catch the lessons? Are there any int' students in this school?

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduate from this school in 2008 after spending only two years there. This is one of the best public schools in America. Pearce students are expected to excel in both academics and extracurriculars. I am currently ranked number one in my class at a top North American university and I believe my years at Pearce had a huge influence on that.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child was on 'homebound' schooling for her 7 & 8th grades due to a serious illness. Despite the 2x a week in-home teachings she fell behind in her learning. Upon entering JJ Pearce HS I told the principal and counselors of her condition obtained some tutoring and with a little help from the principal and counselors my daughter not only is passing her classes but thriving in this school. The wonderful caring staff of this school have made such a difference in the life of my daughter. Life could have been much harder for her to adjust and integrate back into school but everyone at Pearce has given her the understanding and a little extra 'push' to help her through this transition period. My sincere thanks to everyone at Pearce for helping her so she can finish high school and become a healthy productive individual.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Pearce from 03-06 and I loved it! Talk about a great mixture of academically involved students. Thanks to the brilliant teachers at Pearce and a great environment I was able to balance varsity sports my high G.P.A. a social life sports newspaper editor my own volunteer organization and much more! The parents were down right awesome too as well as the counselors and principals. You will not find a better public school out there. Oh and so much better than HIGHLAND PARK...okay that's just my rivalry-instincts speaking! =)

  • (8 years ago)

    It doesn't get much better than Pearce H.S. Great neighborhood and great school. High expectations for all students in academics athletics and fine arts. Excellent theater program that welcomes all kids. Faculty is top-notch. Principal provides leadership and vision. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved. Very active PTA and booster clubs support all areas of the school. There is something for everyone at Pearce if you choose to participate.

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