Steelton-highspire High School

250 Reynders Ave,

Steelton, PA, 17113-2459

Tel: (717)704-3809
Grades: 7-12

544 students

Steelton-highspire High School serves 544 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Steelton-highspire High School operates within the Steelton-highspire School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 544 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 544 students
Steelton-highspire High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Steelton-highspire High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Steelton-highspire High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more 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 12:1 14:1
Steelton-highspire High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Steelton-highspire High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
20%
8%
Steelton-highspire High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
47%
16%
Steelton-highspire High School Black (1988-2012)
White
20%
71%
Steelton-highspire High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Steelton-highspire High School Sch Ethnicity Steelton-highspire 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.
0.69 0.47
Steelton-highspire 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.
62%
34%
Steelton-highspire 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.
9%
6%
Steelton-highspire High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,316 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Steelton-highspire School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
3
Number of Students Managed 1,316 1,559
Steelton-highspire   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 88%
Steelton-highspire   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $21 MM
Steelton-highspire   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $20 MM $20 MM
Steelton-highspire   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,159 $12,476
Steelton-highspire   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,314 $11,944
Steelton-highspire   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 Harrisburg High School (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Swatara Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Steelton-highspire Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Steelton Steelton-highspire Elementary School
    Swatara St And Reynders Ave
    Steelton , PA , 17113
    (717)704-3826
    0  mi  |  772  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Steelton Tri-community Elementary School
    255 Cypress St
    Steelton , PA , 17113
    (717)939-9591
    0.8  mi  |  410  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Steelton Swatara Middle School
    1101 Highland St
    Steelton , PA , 17113
    (717)939-9363
    0.8  mi  |  546  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Harrisburg Paxtang Elementary School
    3530 Rutherford St
    Harrisburg , PA , 17111
    (717)561-1781
    1.6  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Harrisburg Foose School
    1301 Sycamore St
    Harrisburg , PA , 17104
    (717)703-1280
    1.8  mi  |  673  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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