Oil City Senior High School

10 Lynch Blvd,

Oil City, PA, 16301-2106

Tel: (814)676-2771
Grades: 9-12

675 students

Oil City Senior High School serves 675 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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%.
Oil City Senior High School operates within the Oil City Area School District.
The school district's 87% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 675 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 675 students
Oil City Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Oil City Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Oil City Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 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 16:1 14:1
Oil City Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Oil City Senior High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
1%
8%
Oil City Senior High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
4%
16%
Oil City Senior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
93%
71%
Oil City Senior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Oil City Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Oil City 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
Oil City 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.
39%
34%
Oil City 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.
6%
6%
Oil City Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,136 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Oil City Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,136 1,559
Oil City Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 87% 88%
Oil City Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $21 MM
Oil City Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $28 MM $20 MM
Oil City Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,468 $12,476
Oil City Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,139 $11,944
Oil City 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 Venango Technology Center (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Oil City Area Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hasson Heights School (0.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oil City Oil City Area Middle School
    8 Lynch Blvd
    Oil City , PA , 16301
    (814)676-5702
    0  mi  |  667  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Oil City Venango Technology Center
    Vocational School
    One Vo Tech Dr
    Oil City , PA , 16301
    (814)677-3097
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Oil City Hasson Heights School
    833 Grandview Rd
    Oil City , PA , 16301
    (814)677-8021
    0.9  mi  |  446  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Oil City Seventh Street School
    102 West 7th St
    Oil City , PA , 16301
    (814)677-3029
    1.5  mi  |  98  students  |  Gr.  3-4
  • Oil City Smedley Street School
    310 Smedley St
    Oil City , PA , 16301
    (814)676-2294
    2.1  mi  |  161  students  |  Gr.  KG-2

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