Brownsville Area High School

Tel: (724)785-8200
Grades: 9-12

440 students

Brownsville Area High School serves 440 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Brownsville Area High School operates within the Brownsville Area School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 440 students has declined by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 440 students
Brownsville Area High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Brownsville Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Brownsville Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
Brownsville Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Brownsville Area High School Hispanic (1989-2009)
Black
12%
16%
Brownsville Area High School Black (1988-2012)
White
86%
71%
Brownsville Area High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Brownsville Area High School Sch Ethnicity Brownsville Area 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.
0.25 0.23
Brownsville Area 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.
46%
34%
Brownsville Area 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.
7%
6%
Brownsville Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,797 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Brownsville Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,797 1,682
Brownsville Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 84% 88%
Brownsville Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $24 MM $21 MM
Brownsville Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $24 MM $20 MM
Brownsville Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,551 $12,476
Brownsville Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,749 $11,944
Brownsville Area   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 Brownsville Area Middle School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Brownsville Area Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brownsville Area Middle School (0.1 miles away)
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Did You Know?
Fayette County, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.00, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Fayette County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.