Monessen Senior High School

  • Monessen Senior High School serves 232 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-69% (which is approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Monessen Senior 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 11:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Monessen Senior High School operates within the Monessen City School District.
  • Monessen City School District's 70-79% graduation rate is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Monessen Senior High School's student population of 232 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students232 students
Monessen Senior High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Monessen Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Monessen Senior High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeMonessen Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Monessen Senior 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 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Monessen Senior High School is 0.63, 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)40-49%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
Monessen Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
4%
Monessen Senior High School Asian Students (1992-1995)
Hispanic
n/a
10%
Monessen Senior High School Black Students (1992-2013)
Black
32%
15%
Monessen Senior High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
49%
68%
Monessen Senior High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
19%
3%
Monessen Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsMonessen Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.26
Monessen Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate70-79%
86%
Monessen Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
44%
Monessen Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
Monessen Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Monessen Senior High School is Monessen City 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.
    • Monessen City School District's student population of 822 students has decreased by 6% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 70-79% has decreased from 80-84% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,375 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $17,654 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
    School District NameMonessen City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    3
    3
    Number of Students Managed8221,464
    Monessen City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    20%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate70-79%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$15 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$15 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,375$13,048
    District Spending / Student$17,654$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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