• 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: Dr. Phee Simpson, psimpson@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

Safety Data Sheets

Bell schedule (PHS)

  • Period               Monday-Friday       Duration

    1                          7:45-8:33a                 48 min.

    2                          8:37-9:25a                 48 min.

    3                          9:29-10:20a            51 min.(3m. HR)

    4                          10:24-11:12a              48 min.

    5                          11:16a-12:04p            48 min.    

    6                          12:08p-12:56p           48 min.

    7                          1-1:48p                      48 min.

    8                          1:52p-2:40p               48 min.

    After school         2:45-3:33p                48 min.

    Download the PHS Bell schedule

    Effective 9/6/2022            

District News

  • Girls take to gridiron for pilot program

    Poughkeepsie High School has a new football team that is part of a pilot program throughout the state. The varsity girls flag football team is part of a New York State Public High School Athletic Association program with about 150 teams across the state.

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  •  Attendance workshop at PHS

    Workshop puts focus on attendance

    Parents learned first-hand how important it was to their child's academics during a workshop Wednesday afternoon and left with tips on how to help their child along with a bonus of coupons for free milk and eggs courtesy of Stewart's.

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  •  PMS' strings perform at the annual PCSD Pops Concert.

    Annual Pops Concert moves audience to dance

    Student vocalists and musicians from Poughkeepsie High School and Poughkeepsie Middle School had audience members clapping throughout and dancing in the back of the auditorium during the March 15 Pops Concert.

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  • Peace Corps honors PHS graduate

    Earlier this month PHS graduate and co-founder of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet (PCC), Rob Watson Jr., was one of five recipients of the Franklin H. Williams Award from the Peace Corps.

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  •  Dr. Rosser’s proposed 2023-2024 Budget/Programmatic highlights for the upcoming year.

    PCSD identifies ‘23-‘24 budget priorities

    Louise Lynch, assistant superintendent of business, and Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools, presented an update on the 2023-2024 district budget to the Board of Education (BOE) and members of the community last week in preparation of an April 12th BOE adoption of the budget.

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Pioneer Post

Superintendent's Briefing