Emmaus High School

500 Macungie Ave,

Emmaus, PA, 18049-2233

Tel: (610)965-1651
Grades: 9-12

2,566 students

Emmaus High School serves 2,566 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Emmaus High School operates within the East Penn School District.
The school district's 94% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 2566 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 147 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,566 students
Emmaus High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 147 teachers
Emmaus High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Emmaus High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 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 17:1 14:1
Emmaus High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
Emmaus High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
8%
Emmaus High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
16%
Emmaus High School Black (1992-2012)
White
83%
71%
Emmaus High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Emmaus High School Sch Ethnicity Emmaus 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.
0.31 0.47
Emmaus 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.
10%
34%
Emmaus 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.
6%
6%
Emmaus High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,139 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 94% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name East Penn School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
3
Number of Students Managed 8,139 1,559
East Penn   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 94% 88%
East Penn   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $107 MM $21 MM
East Penn   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $104 MM $20 MM
East Penn   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,216 $12,476
East Penn   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,907 $11,944
East Penn   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 William Allen High School (4.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Salisbury Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Emmaus Jefferson Elementary School
    520 Elm St
    Emmaus , PA , 18049
    (610)965-1644
    0.4  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Emmaus Lincoln Elementary School
    233 Seem St
    Emmaus , PA , 18049
    (610)965-1636
    0.6  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Emmaus Seven Generations Charter School
    Charter School
    154 East Minor St
    Emmaus , PA , 18049
    (610)421-8844
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  314  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Allentown Salisbury Middle School
    3301 Devonshire Rd
    Allentown , PA , 18103
    (610)791-0830
    1.8  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Allentown Western Salisbury Elementary School
    3201 Devonshire Rd
    Allentown , PA , 18103
    (610)797-1688
    1.8  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 22, 2014 - A 1934 Alumni Hal Higgins is searching for any class mates from the graduation class of 1934. Hal is 98 years living in Sun City Center FL. He is living independent at Freedom Plaza. He was the Class President and active in drama at Emmaus High, - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended December 21, 2011 - Absolutely Awesome Musical Choral Tuesday evening! Kudos to the wonderful music director and all those who participated. It is evident that a great deal of work and practice went into making this such an exceptional musical evening! The caliber and quality of this evening was exemplary. These young people put forth such effort and are a real credit to the school and reflect the discipline and exceptional direction of their music teacher. VERY WELL DONE! - Posted by Parent

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