Southmoreland Senior High School

2351 Route 981, Box A
Alverton, PA 15612
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Southmoreland Senior High School serves 536 students in grades 9-12.
Southmoreland Senior High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (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 80-84% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Southmoreland Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Southmoreland Senior High School's student population of 536 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students536 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Southmoreland Senior High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Southmoreland Senior High School is 0.08, 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
#199 out of 2820 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
96%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.53
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthmoreland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southmoreland Senior High School is Mount Pleasant Area High School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southmoreland Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southmoreland Primary Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alverton Southmoreland Primary Center
    Grades: K-1 | 306 students
    0.2 miles
    1431 Water St
    Alverton, PA 15612
    (724) 887-2026
    0.2 K-1 306
  • Scottdale Southmoreland Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 419 students
    2.1 miles
    200 Scottie Way
    Scottdale, PA 15683
    (724) 887-2029
    2.1 6-8 419
  • Scottdale Southmoreland Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 2-5 | 606 students
    2.3 miles
    100 Scottie Way
    Scottdale, PA 15683
    (724) 887-2021
    2.3 2-5 606
  • Mount Pleasant Ramsay Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 2-6 | 369 students
    2.4 miles
    300 Eagle Street
    Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
    (724) 547-4100
    2.4 2-6 369
  • Mount Pleasant Rumbaugh Elementary School
    Grades: K-1 | 154 students
    3.7 miles
    2414 School Street
    Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
    (724) 547-4100
    3.7 K-1 154

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