Northampton Area High School

  • Northampton Area High School serves 1,770 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (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 80% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Northampton Area High School's student population of 1,770 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,770 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northampton Area High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northampton Area High School is 0.22, 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#368 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
88%
66%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northampton Area High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.220.53
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Graduation Rate
91%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthampton Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Northampton Area High School is the secondary school of the Northampton Area School District, located in Northampton, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The school serves spans grades 9-12. The High School is undergoing renovations to help with the growing population in Northampton. Northampton High School is widely known as one of the best wrestling schools in the nation. Northampton is one of the leading schools in State PIAA wrestling championships. Northampton High School competes in the Lehigh Valley Conference in the District XI athletic division of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The school's athletic teams are known as the "Konkrete Kids", which is consciously misspelled (controversally so when abbriviated) and references Northampton's tradition as a large U.S. manufacturer of cement.
  • Athletic championships: Girls softball: 1996, Football: 2006.
  • Notable alumni: Jim Druckenmiller, former professional football player, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
  • Brian Schneider, professional baseball player, Washington Nationals.

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