Halifax Area High School

  • Halifax Area High School serves 304 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Halifax Area High School operates within the Halifax Area School District.
  • Halifax Area School District's 85% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 304 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 304 students
Halifax Area High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Halifax Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Halifax Area High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Halifax Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 15:1
Halifax Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Halifax Area High School Asian Students (1995-2012)
Hispanic
1%
10%
Halifax Area High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
1%
15%
Halifax Area High School Black Students (2005-2015)
White
96%
68%
Halifax Area High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Halifax Area High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Halifax Area High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Halifax Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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 0.25
Halifax Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
28%
41%
Halifax Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
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.
3%
5%
Halifax Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Halifax Area School District's student population of 1,038 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,522 is higher than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,664 is higher than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Halifax Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,038 1,497
Halifax Area School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 89%
Halifax Area School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $21 MM
Halifax Area School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $19 MM $20 MM
Halifax Area School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $17,522 $13,911
Halifax Area School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,664 $13,599
Halifax Area School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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