Halifax Area High School

Halifax Area High School serves 353 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Halifax Area High School operates within the Halifax Area School District.
The school district's 88% graduation rate is equal to the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 353 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 353 students
Halifax Area High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Halifax Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Halifax Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Halifax Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Halifax Area High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Halifax Area High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
n/a
16%
Halifax Area High School Black (1997-2012)
White
95%
71%
Halifax Area High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Halifax Area High School Sch Ethnicity Halifax 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.
0.10 0.83
Halifax 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.
17%
34%
Halifax 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%
Halifax Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,122 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Halifax Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,122 1,588
Halifax Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 88% 88%
Halifax Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $18 MM n/a
Halifax Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $17 MM n/a
Halifax Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,911 $0
Halifax Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,312 $0
Halifax 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 Millersburg Area Senior High School (5.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Halifax Area Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Halifax Area Elementary School (0 miles away)
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Dauphin 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 0.57, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.83. The most diverse school district in Dauphin County is Central Dauphin School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.