Lehighton Area High School

Lehighton Area High School serves 701 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Lehighton Area High School operates within the Lehighton Area School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 701 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 701 students
Lehighton Area High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Lehighton Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Lehighton Area High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Lehighton Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Lehighton Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
5%
9%
Lehighton Area High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
3%
15%
Lehighton Area High School Black Students (1996-2014)
White
92%
69%
Lehighton Area High School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Lehighton Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.24
Lehighton Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
38%
Lehighton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Lehighton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,369 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,592 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,401 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Lehighton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,369 1,514
Lehighton Area   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 79% 89%
Lehighton Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $36 MM $21 MM
Lehighton Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $31 MM $20 MM
Lehighton Area   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,592 $12,967
Lehighton Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,401 $12,300
Lehighton Area   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Jim Thorpe Area High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lehighton Area Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LehightonFranklin Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 271 students1122 Fairyland Rd
    LehightonPA 18235
    (610)377-6163
    0.5KG-4271
  • LehightonLehighton Area Middle School
    1.8 miles | Grades: 5-8 | 727 students301 Beaver Run Rd
    LehightonPA 18235
    (610)377-6535
    1.85-8727
  • LehightonShull-david Elementary School
    1.8 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 298 students200 Beaver Run Rd
    LehightonPA 18235
    (610)377-7880
    1.8KG-4298
  • Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe Area High School
    3.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 604 students1 Olympian Way
    Jim ThorpePA 18229
    (570)325-3663
    3.19-12604
  • Jim ThorpeL B Morris Elementary School
    3.4 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 809 students150 West 10th St
    Jim ThorpePA 18229
    (570)325-2703
    3.4PK-8809

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