Somerset Area High School

645 South Columbia Ave

Somerset, PA 15501-2511

Tel: (814)443-2831
Grades: 9-12

730 students

Somerset Area High School serves 730 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Somerset Area High School operates within the Somerset Area School District.
The school district's 97% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 730 students has grown by 31% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 730 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Students by Grade Somerset Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 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 15:1 14:1
Asian
1%
3%
Black
1%
16%
White
94%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Somerset Area High School Sch Ethnicity Somerset 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.
0.12 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.
23%
34%
Somerset Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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 2,428 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 97% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Somerset Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,428 1,682
Somerset Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 97% 88%
Somerset Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $34 MM $21 MM
Somerset Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $37 MM $20 MM
Somerset Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,710 $12,476
Somerset Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,067 $11,944
Somerset 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 Somerset County Technology Center (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Somerset Area Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Maple Ridge Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SomersetSomerset Area Middle School
    645 South Columbia Ave
    SomersetPA 15501
    (814)443-2831
    0 mi | 581 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SomersetMaple Ridge Elementary School
    105 New Centerville Rd
    SomersetPA 15501
    (814)445-6677
    0.7 mi | 457 students | Gr. KG-2                      
  • SomersetEagle View Elementary School
    191 Discovery Ln
    SomersetPA 15501
    (814)444-8455
    1 mi | 499 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • SomersetSomerset County Technology Center
    Vocational School
    281 Technology Dr
    SomersetPA 15501
    (814)443-3651
    Vocational School

    3 mi | n/a students | Gr. 10-12                      
  • RockwoodRockwood Area Junior Senior High School
    437 Somerset Ave
    RockwoodPA 15557
    (814)926-4631
    7.1 mi | 358 students | Gr. 7-12                      

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Did You Know?
Somerset 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 0.03, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Somerset County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.