600 Walnut Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Shikellamy High School serves 761 students in grades 9-12.
Shikellamy High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Shikellamy High School's student population of 761 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
761 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Shikellamy High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Shikellamy High School is 0.35, 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 Data
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State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#993 out of 2797 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
12%
11%
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Black
5%
15%
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White
80%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
70-74%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   9/15/2020
Highly recommend this school if you are dedicated towards your school work. I was well prepared for college and I am now in a Masters Program. There are many opportunities available to you just have to take advantage of them. I loved that their was diversity in our school no matter where people are originally from; it showed you what reality is, no diversity is unrealistic. The fact that our school was diverse lead me to also get a Spanish degree and a certificate as a medical interpreter which makes you more marketable and have an amazing skill to speak more than one language. I am happy I did not go to the other schools in the area because I have had great experiences at Shikellamy.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Autumn G
5   3/20/2020
This is an excellent high school with highly qualified teachers. The school has an outstanding theater department and forensics program. The student body is becoming more diverse which is a negative. These students coming from metropolitan areas have no interest in education and lower the school's test scores. I would not have attended any other school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Robert Ely

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 761 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-74% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Top 50%)

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