As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,519 students and 126.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1.There were 105 students (6.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 25 (1.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.Princeton High School (PHS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Princeton Public Schools district, which serves all public school students in Princeton.
Some of this came from significant reconstruction from 2003 to 2007 as part of an $86 million project to renovate the district's school buildings, also including a new mathematics wing and renovated library. The daily schedule consists of eight academic periods (45 minutes), except for Wednesdays which have 30 minute periods and a 12-minute homeroom period between the second and third periods, and a break (30 minutes) between the fifth and sixth periods.
In 2007, The Wall Street Journal, ranking the country's high schools based on a percentage of 2007 high school seniors sent to eight selective colleges (Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Pomona, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, and Williams), placed Princeton High School at #27. Every Wednesday, (termed "short Wednesdays" or "one-forty-nine days") and on days when special events are planned, the school day is shortened and ends at p.m.
PHS is notable for its high academic standards and strong arts programs that rival many of the nation's private schools.
The school consistently ranks amongst the top open-admissions public high schools in the state concerning SAT scores, and was ranked first in the state amongst open-admissions schools in 2009.
The school offers 200 courses in many subjects and levels, including most of the courses in the Advanced Placement Program.