100 Winfield Manor Dr
Mars, PA 16046
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Mars Area Centennial School serves 512 students in grades 5-6.
Mars Area Centennial School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Mars Area Centennial School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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School Overview

Mars Area Centennial School's student population of 512 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-6
Total Students
512 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Mars Area Centennial School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mars Area Centennial School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#511 out of 2797 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
94%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 5-6
  • Students: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.12 (Btm 50%)

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