Marple Newtown Senior High School

  • Marple Newtown Senior High School serves 1,165 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Marple Newtown Senior High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Marple Newtown Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Marple Newtown Senior High School's student population of 1,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,165 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Marple Newtown Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Marple Newtown Senior High School is 0.24, 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)
84%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
10%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
87%
68%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Marple Newtown Senior High School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennsylvania by year.PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.26
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Graduation Rate
96%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Marple Newtown Senior High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarple Newtown School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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