Pittston Area Senior High School

  • Pittston Area Senior High School serves 1,015 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (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 74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pittston Area Senior High School's student population of 1,015 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,015 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pittston Area Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pittston Area Senior High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. 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#805 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pittston Area Senior High 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)
74%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pittston Area Senior High 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 Ratio20:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
4%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pittston Area Senior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
93%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pittston Area Senior High 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 Pittston Area Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.130.27
This chart display the diversity score of Pittston Area Senior High School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pittston Area Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pittston Area Senior High 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 NamePittston Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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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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