Lehighton Area High School

  • Lehighton Area High School serves 645 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (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.
  • Lehighton Area High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Lehighton Area High School operates within the Lehighton Area School District.
  • Lehighton Area School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Lehighton Area High School's student population of 645 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students645 students
Lehighton Area High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Lehighton Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Lehighton Area High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeLehighton Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Lehighton Area High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lehighton Area High School is 0.13, 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)60-64%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
Lehighton Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
4%
Lehighton Area High School Asian Students (1988-2006)
Hispanic
4%
10%
Lehighton Area High School Black Students (1993-2016)
Black
2%
15%
Lehighton Area High School Black Students (1998-2016)
White
93%
68%
Lehighton Area High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Lehighton Area High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsLehighton Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.26
Lehighton Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
Lehighton Area High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
44%
Lehighton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
Lehighton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Lehighton Area High School is Lehighton 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.
    • Lehighton Area School District's student population of 2,358 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $15,102 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 $12,835 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLehighton Area School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    3
    Number of Students Managed2,3581,464
    Lehighton Area School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    62%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate≥95%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$36 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$31 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$15,102$13,048
    District Spending / Student$12,835$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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