The June 13, 2010 issue of Newsweek honors PHHS as one of the top 4% of high schools in the country. PHHS ranked 13th in the state. This is the 5th year in a row PHHS has been so honored.
There are more National Board Certified teachers at PHHS than any other school in the state.
The Professional Practice School at PHHS is a unique training program in the state in cooperation with the University of Minnesota.
The Gates Millennium Scholarships, full ride through graduate school, were awarded to four PHHS students in 2010. Only one other Minnesota school received more.
The Robotics team won the Midwestern regional Inspiration Award and a trip to Atlanta for the national competition.
PHHS is the only school in Minneapolis to offer instruction in three Asian languages: Chinese, Japanese and Hmong. Spanish and French are also offered.
Students are offered a full range of athletic and co-curricular activities. The marching band, one of only two in the Minneapolis Public Schools, is often asked to perform at many festivals including the Holidazzle Parade in downtown
The demographics of PHHS for 2010-2011 school year are: 45.1% Asian, primarily Hmong, 36.8% African American and the other 18.1% is a mix of Caucasian, Latino and American Indian students. Students receiving free and reduced price lunch comprise 80% of the student body. Despite this, PHHS students continue to excel academically.