Blue Mountain High School

1076 West Market St,

Schuylkill Haven, PA, 17972-9801

Tel: (570)366-0511
Grades: 9-12

951 students

Blue Mountain High School serves 951 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Blue Mountain High School operates within the Blue Mountain School District.
The school district's 87% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 951 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 951 students
Blue Mountain High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Blue Mountain High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Blue Mountain High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Blue Mountain High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Blue Mountain High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Blue Mountain High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
1%
16%
Blue Mountain High School Black (1988-2012)
White
93%
71%
Blue Mountain High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Blue Mountain High School Sch Ethnicity Blue Mountain High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.13 0.47
Blue Mountain High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
11%
34%
Blue Mountain High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
4%
6%
Blue Mountain High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,886 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Blue Mountain School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,886 1,559
Blue Mountain   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 87% 88%
Blue Mountain   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $21 MM
Blue Mountain   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $34 MM $20 MM
Blue Mountain   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,482 $12,476
Blue Mountain   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,167 $11,944
Blue Mountain   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Schuylkill Haven Senior High School (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Blue Mountain Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blue Mountain El East School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Orwigsburg Blue Mountain El East School
    675 Red Dale Rd
    Orwigsburg , PA , 17961
    (570)366-1065
    2.1  mi  |  728  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Orwigsburg Blue Mountain Middle School
    685 Red Dale Rd
    Orwigsburg , PA , 17961
    (570)366-0546
    2.2  mi  |  651  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Schuylkill Haven Schuylkill Haven El Center
    701 East Main St
    Schuylkill Haven , PA , 17972
    (570)385-6731
    2.4  mi  |  482  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Schuylkill Haven Schuylkill Haven Senior High School
    501 East Main St
    Schuylkill Haven , PA , 17972
    (570)385-6717
    2.5  mi  |  541  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Schuylkill Haven Schuylkill Haven Middle School
    120 Haven St
    Schuylkill Haven , PA , 17972
    (570)385-6708
    2.6  mi  |  299  students  |  Gr.  5-7

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