• Poughkeepsie High School main entrance

    Poughkeepsie High School

    Poughkeepsie High School serves students in grades 9-12. In 2019-20 enrollment was 1,110.

    Address: 70 Forbus St.

    Phone: 845-451-4850 (During the COVID-19 pandemic, call 845-391-2204)

    Principal: Kelleyann Royce-Giron, kroyce@poughkeepsieschools.org

    Main Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

    Enrollment: 1,110 (2019-20) 

    Staff: 145 (2019-20) 

    School Nurse: 845-451-4882

PHS News

  • Ceremonies honor student achievements

    Wednesday ceremonies at Poughkeepsie High School’s gym honored students for their academic, community and athletic achievements.

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  • Student art, music featured online

    Poughkeepsie High School is proud to share examples of student artwork and music with the public. “Viewing what PCSD students can do when provided with opportunity and access is simply amazing”, said Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools.

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  • Photo catches PHS Class of 2021

    Members of the Class of 2021 were invited to Poughkeepsie High School Wednesday afternoon to take the class photo which will appear in the yearbook and on a banner outside PHS.

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  • District will be Offering the SAT on May 8, 2021

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  • ConnectED NY Parent / Caregiver Application

    The ConnectED NY program is providing hotspots and data plans to students with unreliable internet service at home. ● A mobile hotspot provides a secure internet connection for other devices. ● Through AT&T, households will be offered unlimited data through June 2022. Internet service may be slowed each month after exceeding a high data usage threshold (50 GB). ● No payments or financial information required. ● Mobile hotspots will be mailed to student/caregiver homes in May 2021. Or, option to pick-up at a school district location if needed.

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  • Student voter drive yields 13 new registrations

    Poughkeepsie High School student government helped 13 classmates register to vote in New York State last Friday.

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  • Bowling helps boost academics

    Bowling coaches Richard VanScoyk and Diane Moore are proud of their teams. Both the boys and girls teams received the Scholar Athlete Team Award - meaning that the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of its roster was at or better than 90 percent.

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  • Scholarship Madness set for April 7

    Poughkeepsie High School seniors are invited to participate in the first Scholarship Madness Event Wednesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place in-person at the PHS Dining Hall or virtually at https://meet.google.com/dbp-gkfk-ffe. Staff will be on-hand to recommend scholarships, help with filling out applications and make sure students have everything they need to apply.

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  • High school represents at teen film, photo fest

    This year’s Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival features photographs from Poughkeepsie High School student Olivia Barker-Duncan along with entries from teens ages 13-19 from across the world.

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  • Basketball, cheerleading given OK to start seasons

    All the open gym sessions our basketball players and cheerleaders have been attending for the past few weeks are over as Section 1 teams officially begin their seasons Friday, Feb. 5.

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  • Program gives students exhibit curation experience

    Two students with PCSD connections are learning how to curate an art exhibit as part of The Art Effect’s pilot youth museum studies program at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn.

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  • Scholarship portal now open

    The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley scholarship portal is open for high school seniors to submit their applications by April 1.

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  • Virtual college fair debuts on website

    Poughkeepsie High School students can explore more than 150 different colleges virtually, thanks to an effort to increase student opportunity and access as outlined in the District Annual Goals.

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  • Superintendent Student Advisory Committee meets

    Last Thursday, Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools, had the opportunity to host the first of four quarterly Superintendent Student Advisory Committee Meetings with Poughkeepsie High School students.

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  • ReStore partners with PHS class for art lesson

    Art offers many opportunities for students to display their talents and maximize their potential. PHS art teacher Debbie Lashlee took advantage of an offer from the Poughkeepsie Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore location to do just that.

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