Mars Area Elementary School

  • Mars Area Elementary School serves 737 students in grades 2-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Mars Area Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Mars Area Elementary School's student population of 737 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 2-4
Total Students737 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mars Area Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mars Area Elementary 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#494 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mars Area Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mars Area Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
n/a
11%
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Black
2%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mars Area Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
94%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mars Area Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mars Area Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.120.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mars Area Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMars Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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