Solanco High School

  • Solanco High School serves 1,106 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Solanco High School operates within the Solanco School District.
  • Solanco School District's 85% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1106 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,106 students
Solanco High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Solanco High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Solanco High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Solanco High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Solanco High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
n/a
4%
Solanco High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
6%
10%
Solanco High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
15%
Solanco High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
92%
68%
Solanco High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Solanco High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.25
Solanco High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Solanco High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Solanco High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Solanco School District's student population of 3,550 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 89% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,254 in this district is less than the state average of $13,538. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,282 is less than the state average of $13,526. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Solanco School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,550 1,497
Solanco School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 85% 89%
Solanco School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue $49 MM $20 MM
Solanco School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $45 MM $20 MM
Solanco School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $13,254 $13,538
Solanco School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $12,282 $13,526
Solanco School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  4/20/2010
Solanco School District provides a very poor quality education to its students. I am a former student who went on to study at a top private college. I found that despite being at the top of my class at Solanco, I was not sufficiently prepared for the quality of work expected from me at the start of college. It was a huge personal effort for me to catch up with my college peers, who had mostly attended elite private schools. Please do your children a favor and send them to another school. It will be money well spent. I am happy I went to Solanco only because I see it as a challenge overcome in my life.
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5  5/18/2009
For a state public school, Solanco provides a lot for its students. They have a small budget that they make go a long way. The music and arts program is one of the best and largest in the region. They provide multiple AP courses and a lot of interesting electives. There are a wide variety of sports available and a lot of active clubs. The high school was renovated in the late 1990s and is in great shape. If I were to end up in the area, I would have no qualms sending my children to Solanco.
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