Mercer Area Senior High School

Mercer Area Senior High School serves 414 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Mercer Area Senior High School operates within the Mercer Area School District.
Mercer Area School District's 87% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 414 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 414 students
Mercer Area Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mercer Area Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Mercer Area Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mercer Area Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.05 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 18:1 15:1
Mercer Area Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
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.
0.05 0.24
Mercer Area Senior High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
23%
38%
Mercer Area Senior 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.
3%
5%
Mercer Area Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Mercer Area School District's student population of 1,241 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,272 in this district is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,044 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 32% over four years.
School District Name Mercer Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,241 1,514
Mercer Area   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 89%
Mercer Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2014)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $21 MM
Mercer Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $18 MM $20 MM
Mercer Area   School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,272 $12,967
Mercer Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,044 $12,300
Mercer Area   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
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 Mercer County Career Center (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mercer Area Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mercer Area Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MercerMercer Area Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 203 students
    0 miles
    545 West Butler St
    MercerPA 16137
    (724)662-5104
    07-8203
  • MercerMercer Area Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 624 students
    0.4 miles
    301 Lamor Rd
    MercerPA 16137
    (724)662-5102
    0.4KG-6624
  • MercerMercer County Career CenterVocational School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.7 miles
    776 Greenville Rd
    MercerPA 16137
    (724)662-3000
    1.79-12n/a
  • Grove CityGeorge Junior Republic High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 394 students
    8.1 miles
    233 George Junior Rd
    Grove CityPA 16127
    (724)458-9330
    8.19-12394
  • Grove CityGeorge Junior Republic Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 35 students
    8.1 miles
    233 George Junior Rd
    Grove CityPA 16127
    (724)458-9330
    8.15-835

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