Somerset Area High School

645 South Columbia Ave

Somerset, PA 15501-2511

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

775 students

Somerset Area High School serves 775 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is less than the state average of 30%.
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 775 students has grown by 39% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 775 students
Somerset Area High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Somerset Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Somerset Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Somerset Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1% n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Somerset Area High School Asian (1988-2013)
Black
2%
16%
Somerset Area High School Black (1994-2013)
White
96%
70%
Somerset Area High School White (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Somerset Area High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.08 0.24
Somerset Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
31%
36%
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.
6%
5%
Somerset Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,413 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 2,413 1,528
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
District Spending $37 MM $20 MM
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 | 572 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SomersetMaple Ridge Elementary School
    105 New Centerville Rd
    SomersetPA 15501
    (814)445-6677
    0.7 mi | 440 students | Gr. KG-2                      
  • SomersetEagle View Elementary School
    191 Discovery Ln
    SomersetPA 15501
    (814)444-8455
    1 mi | 465 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 | 346 students | Gr. 7-12                      

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