Pittston Area Senior High School

5 Stout Street Yatesville
Pittston, PA 18640
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Pittston Area Senior High School serves 1,005 students in grades 9-12.
Pittston Area Senior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Pittston Area Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Pittston Area Senior High School's student population of 1,005 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,005 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Pittston Area Senior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Pittston Area Senior High School is 0.17, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#559 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
91%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.170.53
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Graduation Rate
88%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePittston Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Pittston Area Senior High School is Wyoming Area Sec Center (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wyoming Area Intermediate Center (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

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Pittston Area has been a wonderful high school for my children (one graduate is a junior in college and one is a senior at this high school). I believe the academics are solid, and if you support and encourage your child, he or she could receive a great education here. The athletic programs are also good, and my kids were both athletes, one of whom actually went on to get a Division I scholarship for college. The facilities are good - all the schools are either new or updated. The amount of parent involvement is really phenomenal in this district. There are the occasional troublemaking students and an occasional iffy teacher or two, but for the main part, this is a very good school district and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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