Berwick Area High School

Tel: (570)759-6400
  • Berwick Area High School serves 762 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Berwick Area High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Berwick Area High School operates within the Berwick Area School District.
  • Berwick Area School District's 87% graduation rate is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Berwick Area High School's student population of 762 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students762 students
Berwick Area High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Berwick Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Berwick Area High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBerwick Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Berwick Area High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Berwick Area High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
Berwick Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
Berwick Area High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
7%
10%
Berwick Area High School Black Students (1993-2016)
Black
4%
15%
Berwick Area High School Black Students (1992-2016)
White
88%
68%
Berwick Area High School White Students (1989-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBerwick Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.26
Berwick Area High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
87%
86%
Berwick Area High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
44%
Berwick Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
Berwick Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Berwick Area High School is Berwick Area School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Berwick Area School District's student population of 2,870 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 86% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,511 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,846 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    School District NameBerwick Area School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    3
    Number of Students Managed2,8701,464
    Berwick Area School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    87%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$44 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$39 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,511$13,048
    District Spending / Student$12,846$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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