Lehighton Area High School

Tel: (610)377-6180
Grades: 9-12

726 students

Lehighton Area High School serves 726 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Lehighton Area High School operates within the Lehighton Area School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 726 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 726 students
Lehighton Area High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 56% Male / 44%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Lehighton Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lehighton Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 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 14:1 14:1
Lehighton Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Lehighton Area High School Asian (1988-2006)
Hispanic
3%
8%
Lehighton Area High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
3%
16%
Lehighton Area High School Black (1996-2012)
White
92%
71%
Lehighton Area High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lehighton Area High School Sch Ethnicity Lehighton 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.
0.15 0.47
Lehighton 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.
25%
34%
Lehighton 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%
Lehighton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,347 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Lehighton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,347 1,559
Lehighton Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 82% 88%
Lehighton Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $34 MM $21 MM
Lehighton Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $30 MM $20 MM
Lehighton Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,526 $12,476
Lehighton Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,059 $11,944
Lehighton 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 Jim Thorpe Area Senior High School (3.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lehighton Area Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lehighton Franklin Elementary School
    1122 Fairyland Rd
    Lehighton , PA , 18235
    (610)377-6163
    0.5  mi  |  272  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Lehighton Lehighton Area Middle School
    301 Beaver Run Rd
    Lehighton , PA , 18235
    (610)377-6535
    1.8  mi  |  725  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Lehighton Shull-david Elementary School
    200 Beaver Run Rd
    Lehighton , PA , 18235
    (610)377-7880
    1.8  mi  |  299  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe Area Senior High School
    1 Olympian Way
    Jim Thorpe , PA , 18229
    (570)325-3663
    3.1  mi  |  605  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jim Thorpe L B Morris Elementary School
    150 West 10th St
    Jim Thorpe , PA , 18229
    (570)325-2703
    3.4  mi  |  800  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
For years there has been a push to universalize preschool in this country in order to provide all children with the leg up they will need in order to compete in a globalized economy. While approximately three-fourths of four year olds in America are involved in some kind of educational program, the United States still ranks only 25th out of the 34 most wealthy and upcoming nations in the world in terms of early childhood education, lagging behind the likes of Portugal and Mexico.
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Seeks to Give African-American Boys a Boost
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.
Did You Know?
Carbon 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 0.11, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.47. The most diverse school district in Carbon County is Carbon County School District #1 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.