Halifax Area High School

Halifax Area High School serves 331 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 30%.
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 331 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 331 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 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 11:1 15:1
Hispanic
3%
9%
White
97%
70%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.06 0.24
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%
36%
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%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,077 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,911 is higher than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 29% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,312 is higher than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Halifax Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,077 1,528
Graduation Rate 88% 88%
District Total Revenue $18 MM $21 MM
District Spending $17 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $14,911 $12,476
District Spending / Student $14,312 $11,944
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HalifaxHalifax Area Elementary School
    3940 Peters Mountain Rd
    HalifaxPA 17032
    (717)896-3416
    0 mi | Gr. 2-5 | 344 students                      
  • HalifaxHalifax Area Middle School
    3940 Peters Mountain Rd
    HalifaxPA 17032
    (717)896-3416
    0 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 236 students                      
  • HalifaxEnders-fisherville Elementary School
    791 Enders Rd
    HalifaxPA 17032
    (717)362-9259
    4.6 mi | Gr. PK-1 | 166 students                      
  • MillersburgLenkerville Elementary School
    520 South Market St
    MillersburgPA 17061
    (717)692-3072
    5.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 384 students                      
  • DauphinMiddle Paxton Elementary School
    931 Peters Mountain Rd
    DauphinPA 17018
    (717)921-8951
    5.7 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 317 students                      

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