Hazleton Area High School

1601 West 23rd St,

Hazleton, PA, 18201-1646

Tel: (570)459-3221
Grades: 9-12

3,245 students

Hazleton Area High School serves 3,245 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Hazleton Area High School operates within the Hazleton Area School District.
The school district's 86% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 3245 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 195 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,245 students
Hazleton Area High School Total Students (1993-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 195 teachers
Hazleton Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Hazleton Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 17:1 14:1
Hazleton Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hazleton Area High School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
36%
8%
Hazleton Area High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
1%
16%
Hazleton Area High School Black (1998-2012)
White
60%
71%
Hazleton Area High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hazleton Area High School Sch Ethnicity Hazleton 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.
0.51 0.83
Hazleton Area High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
53%
34%
Hazleton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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%
Hazleton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,089 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Hazleton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
3
Number of Students Managed 11,089 1,588
Hazleton Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 86% 88%
Hazleton Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $107 MM n/a
Hazleton Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $102 MM n/a
Hazleton Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,380 $0
Hazleton Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,896 $0
Hazleton 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 Hazleton Area Career Center (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Weatherly Area Middle School (9.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hazleton El/ms Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended December 02, 2007 - Academic programs fail to adequately challenge students. Extracurricular activities such as sports if your child attended high school as a freshman onward, but if your child transfers in anytime after their freshman year they are unofficially locked out of making one of the sports teams. facilities are overcrowded and at capacity. Staff is rude and disrespectful. Parental involvement although officially encouraged is a farce because school administrators do as they please not necessarily what parents desire. I cannot recommend the Hazleton Senior High School to anyone. The place needs to be reorganized to include the senior leadership. - Posted by Parent

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