Hazleton Area High School

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Tel: (570)459-3221
  • Hazleton Area High School serves 3,304 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Hazleton Area 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 bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Hazleton Area High School operates within the Hazleton Area School District.
  • Hazleton Area School District's 78% graduation rate is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Hazleton Area High School's student population of 3304 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 192 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,304 students
Hazleton Area High School Total Students (1996-2016)
Gender %Hazleton Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers192 teachers
Hazleton Area High School Total Teachers (1996-2016)
Students by GradeHazleton Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Hazleton Area High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hazleton Area High School is 0.52, which is more 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)
42%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Hazleton Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1996-2016)
Asian
n/a
4%
Hazleton Area High School Asian Students (1995-2014)
Hispanic
48%
10%
Hazleton Area High School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
2%
15%
Hazleton Area High School Black Students (2000-2016)
White
50%
68%
Hazleton Area High School White Students (1996-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsHazleton Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.26
Hazleton Area High School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Graduation Rate
79%
86%
Hazleton Area High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
Hazleton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
Hazleton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Hazleton Area High School is Hazleton Area School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Hazleton Area School District's student population of 10,940 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 81% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,259 in this district is less than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,566 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four school years.
    School District NameHazleton Area School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    11
    3
    Number of Students Managed10,9401,464
    Hazleton Area School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    23%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    47%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    78%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$117 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$110 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,259$13,048
    District Spending / Student$10,566$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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    School Reviews

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    Academic programs fail to adequately challenge students. Extracurricular activities such as sports if your child attended high school as a freshman onward, but if your child transfers in anytime after their freshman year they are unofficially locked out of making one of the sports teams. facilities are overcrowded and at capacity. Staff is rude and disrespectful. Parental involvement although officially encouraged is a farce because school administrators do as they please not necessarily what parents desire. I cannot recommend the Hazleton Senior High School to anyone. The place needs to be reorganized to include the senior leadership.
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