Somerset Area High School (Closed 2015)

  • Somerset Area High School served 775 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 was higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 4% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which was less than the state average of 32%.
  • Somerset Area High School operated within the Somerset Area School District.
  • Somerset Area School District's 91% graduation rate was higher than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 775 students
Somerset Area High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Somerset Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Somerset Area High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Somerset Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Somerset Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
2%
4%
Somerset Area High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
n/a
10%
Somerset Area High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
2%
15%
Somerset Area High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
96%
68%
Somerset Area High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Somerset Area High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Somerset Area High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.08 0.25
Somerset Area 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.
31%
41%
Somerset Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
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.
6%
5%
Somerset Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

School District Name Somerset Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 2,249 1,497
Somerset Area School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 91% 89%
Somerset Area School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $36 MM $21 MM
Somerset Area School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $32 MM $20 MM
Somerset Area School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,716 $13,911
Somerset Area School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,231 $13,599
Somerset Area School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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