Tamaqua Area Senior High School

500 Penn St
Tamaqua, PA 18252
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Tamaqua Area Senior High School serves 662 students in grades 9-12.
Tamaqua Area Senior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Tamaqua Area Senior High School's student population of 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

Tamaqua Area Senior High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Tamaqua Area Senior High School is 0.15, 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
#476 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.150.53
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTamaqua Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Tamaqua Area Senior High School is Panther Valley Junior Senior High School (7.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Tamaqua Area Middle School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tamaqua Tamaqua Area Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 527 students
    0.0 miles
    502 Penn Street
    Tamaqua, PA 18252
    (570) 668-1210
    0 6-8 527
  • Tamaqua Tamaqua Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 636 students
    0.7 miles
    Boyle Ave
    Tamaqua, PA 18252
    (570) 668-3306
    0.7 K-5 636
  • New Ringgold West Penn Township Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 299 students
    6.4 miles
    185 School Dr
    New Ringgold, PA 17960
    (570) 386-5051
    6.4 K-5 299
  • Mcadoo Mcadoo-kelayres El/ms Math: 16% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 773 students
    7.1 miles
    15 Kelayres Rd
    Mcadoo, PA 18237
    (570) 459-3111
    7.1 K-8 773
  • Lansford Panther Valley Junior Senior High School Math: 19% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 734 students
    7.5 miles
    912 Coal Region Way
    Lansford, PA 18232
    (570) 645-2171
    7.5 7-12 734

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