Avella Area Jr. Sr. High School
Avella Area Jr. Sr. High School serves 250 students in grades 7-12.
Avella Area Jr. Sr. High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black).
- Grades: 7-12
- Enrollment: 250 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
- Minority Enrollment: 1%
- Graduation Rate: 80-89% (Btm 50% in PA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 40-44% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 65-69% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education
Avella Area Jr. Sr. High School's student population of 250 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
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Avella Area Jr. Sr. High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Avella Area Jr. Sr. High School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1472 out of 2797 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education
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