Mercer Area Senior High School

545 West Butler St,

Mercer, PA, 16137-1061

Tel: (724)662-5104
Grades: 9-12

472 students

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
Mercer Area Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Mercer Area Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Mercer Area Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Mercer Area Senior High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
1%
8%
Mercer Area Senior High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
3%
16%
Mercer Area Senior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
93%
71%
Mercer Area Senior High School White (1988-2012)
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 0.47
Mercer Area Senior 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.
22%
34%
Mercer Area Senior 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.
5%
6%
Mercer Area Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

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 99% over five years.
School District Name Mercer Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,303 1,559
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: 2012 (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)
 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
  • Mercer Mercer Area Middle School
    545 West Butler St
    Mercer , PA , 16137
    (724)662-5104
    0  mi  |  175  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Mercer Mercer Area Elementary School
    301 Lamor Rd
    Mercer , PA , 16137
    (724)662-5102
    0.4  mi  |  656  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Mercer Mercer County Career Center
    Vocational School
    776 Greenville Rd
    Mercer , PA , 16137
    (724)662-3000
    Vocational School
    1.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Grove City George Junior Republic High School
    233 George Junior Rd
    Grove City , PA , 16127
    (724)458-9330
    8.1  mi  |  359  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grove City George Junior Republic Middle School
    233 George Junior Rd
    Grove City , PA , 16127
    (724)458-9330
    8.1  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  5-8

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
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Why You Need to Research School Districts When Buying a Home
Whether you have children or not, researching school districts is a crucial step when buying a new home.