New Castle Junior Senior High School

300 East Lincoln Ave,

New Castle, PA, 16101-2530

Tel: (724)656-4700
Grades: 7-12

1,319 students

New Castle Junior Senior High School serves 1,319 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
New Castle Junior Senior High School operates within the New Castle Area School District.
The school district's 63% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1319 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,319 students
New Castle Junior Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
New Castle Junior Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade New Castle Junior Senior 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 0.48 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 14:1 14:1
New Castle Junior Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
New Castle Junior Senior High School Asian (2005-2008)
Hispanic
1%
8%
New Castle Junior Senior High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
26%
16%
New Castle Junior Senior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
67%
71%
New Castle Junior Senior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups New Castle Junior Senior High School Sch Ethnicity New Castle 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.
0.48 0.83
New Castle Junior 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.
56%
34%
New Castle Junior 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.
4%
6%
New Castle Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,881 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name New Castle Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,881 1,588
New Castle Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 63% 88%
New Castle Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $46 MM n/a
New Castle Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $44 MM n/a
New Castle Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,245 $0
New Castle Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,685 $0
New Castle 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 Lawrence County Ctc High School (2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Washington Intrmd School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John F Kennedy School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • New Castle John F Kennedy School
    326 Laurel Blvd
    New Castle , PA , 16101
    (724)656-4738
    0.3  mi  |  249  students  |  Gr.  1-3
  • New Castle Washington Intrmd School
    101 East Euclid Ave
    New Castle , PA , 16105
    (724)656-4729
    0.8  mi  |  720  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • New Castle Harry W Lockley Kdg Center
    900 East Main St
    New Castle , PA , 16101
    (724)656-4735
    0.8  mi  |  301  students  |  Gr.  KG
  • New Castle Croton Pre-kdg Center
    420 Fern St
    New Castle , PA , 16101
    (724)656-4815
    0.9  mi  |  115  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • New Castle West Side School
    708 West Washington St
    New Castle , PA , 16101
    (724)656-4753
    1  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  1-3

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New Castle, 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 0.53, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in New Castle is Castle Hills Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.