Mars Area SD School District

545 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

Top Rankings

Mars Area SD School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,445 students in Mars Area SD School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Mars Area SD School District have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,942 Schools
# Students
3,445 Students
1,670,866 Students
# Teachers
205 Teachers
120,617 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Mars Area SD School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 99% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (PA)
#40 out of 684 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mars Area SD  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mars Area SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
76%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mars Area SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
78%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Mars Area SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mars Area SD  School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.10
0.57
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,847 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
81 Students
72,843 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
44 Students
227,380 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
14%
# Black Students
29 Students
240,366 Students
% Black Students
1%
14%
# White Students
3,270 Students
1,044,106 Students
% White Students
95%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,435 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
19 Students
81,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
6,075
# Students in K Grade:
249
118,975
# Students in 1st Grade:
277
117,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
293
122,752
# Students in 3rd Grade:
294
123,313
# Students in 4th Grade:
269
124,259
# Students in 5th Grade:
265
126,511
# Students in 6th Grade:
231
127,241
# Students in 7th Grade:
246
131,426
# Students in 8th Grade:
270
134,903
# Students in 9th Grade:
272
145,107
# Students in 10th Grade:
268
134,246
# Students in 11th Grade:
259
128,592
# Students in 12th Grade:
252
129,745
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,240 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,665. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,593 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$53 MM
$39,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Mars Area SD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$50 MM
$38,578 MM
This chart display total spending of Mars Area SD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,240
$23,665
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mars Area SD  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,593
$23,089
This chart display average spending per public school student in Mars Area SD  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Mars Area SD School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mars Area Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
549 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-3161
Grades: 2-4
| 856 students
Rank: #22.
Mars Area Centennial School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Winfield Manor Dr
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-2601
Grades: 5-6
| 496 students
Rank: #33.
Mars Area Sr. High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
520 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-1581
Grades: 9-12
| 1,051 students
Rank: #44.
Mars Area MiddleSchool
(Math: 38% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1775 Three Degree Rd
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-3145
Grades: 7-8
| 516 students
Rank: n/an/a
547 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-1588
Grades: K-1
| 526 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Mars Area SD School District?
Mars Area SD School District manages 5 public schools serving 3,445 students.
What is the rank of Mars Area SD School District?
Mars Area SD School District is ranked #40 out of 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (top 10%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Pennsylvania school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%), Highest science proficiency (Top 10%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Mars Area SD School District?
95% of Mars Area SD School District students are White, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Mars Area SD School District?
Mars Area SD School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.
What is Mars Area SD School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,593 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has declined by 16% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 3,445 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : 95% (Top 30% in PA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 60% (Top 10%)
  • : 76% (Top 10%)
  • : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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