Recent changes at Pitkin High School and includes a new home economics lab and classroom, an elementary art lab, an elementary science lab, an elementary computer lab, a Title I resource room, and several classrooms. The library has been expanded and completely renovated from the floor to the ceiling, which includes new furniture, more shelf space, additional and updated books, and a computer lab. The entire school facility has been renovated. A new slanted roof, new ceiling tiles, floor tiles and carpeting, and lighting have been installed throughout the school.
School buses have designated loading and unloading areas. A majority of the students are assigned to numbered buses and ride buses to school. Parents furnish transportation for a small group of students.
Pitkin High School operates on an eight-period day, with a majority of the faculty teaching seven classes with one assigned planning period. There are 515 students enrolled and 43 full-time teachers. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1. During 2013-2014, the enrollment of the school was approximately 0.2% black, 94.4% white, and 5.5% others (Hispanics and American Indians). During 2013-2014, there were 69% of the students receiving free and reduced lunches.
The safety measures and rules provided by the community and school district enhance the learning environment and enable students to feel secure while attending school activities and learning at school.