Laurel Junior Senior High School

Laurel Junior Senior High School serves 677 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Laurel Junior Senior High School operates within the Laurel School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 677 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 677 students
Laurel Junior Senior High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Laurel Junior Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Laurel Junior Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 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 16:1 15:1
Laurel Junior Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Black
2%
16%
Laurel Junior Senior High School Black (2004-2013)
White
98%
70%
Laurel Junior Senior High School White (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Laurel Junior Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Laurel Junior Senior 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.
0.04 0.24
Laurel Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
23%
36%
Laurel Junior Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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.
4%
5%
Laurel Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,291 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Laurel School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
3
Number of Students Managed 1,291 1,528
Laurel   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 90% 88%
Laurel   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $16 MM $21 MM
District Spending $23 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,507 $12,476
Laurel   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,670 $11,944
Laurel   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 New Castle Youth Dev Center (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is New Castle Youth Dev Center (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Laurel Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • New CastleLaurel Elementary School
    223 Mccaslin Rd
    New CastlePA 16101
    (724)658-2673
    1.1 mi | 614 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • New CastleNew Castle Youth Dev Center
    Alternative School
    1745 Frew Mill Rd
    New CastlePA 16101
    (724)656-7330
    Alternative School

    1.9 mi | 46 students | Gr. Inquire with school                      
  • New CastleCroton Pre-kdg Center
    420 Fern St
    New CastlePA 16101
    (724)656-4815
    2.4 mi | 103 students | Gr. PK                      
  • New CastleHarry W Lockley Kdg Center
    1111 South Cascade St
    New CastlePA 16101
    (724)656-4735
    2.8 mi | 285 students | Gr. KG                      
  • New CastleJohn F Kennedy School
    326 Laurel Blvd
    New CastlePA 16101
    (724)656-4738
    3.2 mi | 274 students | Gr. 1-3                      

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