Pottsville Area High School

16th Street & Elk Avenue
Pottsville, PA 17901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Pottsville Area High School serves 969 students in grades 9-12.
Pottsville Area High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (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 76% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Pottsville Area High School's student population of 969 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students969 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

Pottsville Area High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Pottsville Area High School is 0.19, 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
#723 out of 2820 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
6%
15%
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White
90%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.190.53
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Graduation Rate
88%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePottsville Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pottsville Area High School is Gillingham Charter School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Lengel Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pottsville Lengel Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 777 students
    0.1 miles
    1541 Laurel Blvd
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    (570) 621-2923
    0.1 5-8 777
  • Pottsville Clarke El Center Math: 44% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 894 students
    0.4 miles
    601 North 16th St
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    (570) 621-2945
    0.4 K-4 894
  • Pottsville Gillingham Charter School Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 221 students
    0.7 miles
    915 Howard Avenue
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    (570) 955-3830
    0.7 K-12 221
  • Mar Lin Schuylkill Technology Centers-south Camp Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    2.1 miles
    15 Maple Avenue
    Mar Lin, PA 17951
    (570) 544-4748
    2.1 9-12 n/a
  • Minersville Minersville Area El Center Math: 30% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-6 | 513 students
    2.8 miles
    North Fifth Street
    Minersville, PA 17954
    (570) 544-1400
    2.8 1-6 513

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