Mercer Area Senior High School

Mercer Area Senior High School serves 472 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Mercer Area Senior High School operates within the Mercer Area School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 472 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 472 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Students by Grade Mercer Area Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
1%
8%
Black
3%
16%
White
93%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Mercer Area Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Mercer Area 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.
0.13 0.23
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.
22%
34%
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.
5%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,303 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Mercer Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,303 1,682
Mercer Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 88%
Mercer Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $16 MM $21 MM
Mercer Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Mercer Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,551 $12,476
Mercer Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,635 $11,944
Mercer Area   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 Mercer County Career Center (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mercer Area Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mercer Area Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MercerMercer Area Middle School
    545 West Butler St
    MercerPA 16137
    (724)662-5104
    0 mi | 175 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • MercerMercer Area Elementary School
    301 Lamor Rd
    MercerPA 16137
    (724)662-5102
    0.4 mi | 656 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • MercerMercer County Career Center
    Vocational School
    776 Greenville Rd
    MercerPA 16137
    (724)662-3000
    Vocational School

    1.7 mi | n/a students | Gr. 10-12                      
  • Grove CityGeorge Junior Republic High School
    233 George Junior Rd
    Grove CityPA 16127
    (724)458-9330
    8.1 mi | 359 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Grove CityGeorge Junior Republic Middle School
    233 George Junior Rd
    Grove CityPA 16127
    (724)458-9330
    8.1 mi | 52 students | Gr. 5-8                      

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Did You Know?
Mercer 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 0.16, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Mercer County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.