Williamsport Area Senior High School

2990 W 4th St
Williamsport, PA 17701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Williamsport Area Senior High School serves 1,489 students in grades 9-12.
Williamsport 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 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (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% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Williamsport Area Senior High School's student population of 1,489 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,489 students
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Total Classroom Teachers102 teachers
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School Comparison

Williamsport 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 Williamsport Area Senior High School is 0.52, 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
#392 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
14%
15%
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White
67%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.53
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Graduation Rate
82%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliamsport Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Williamsport Area Senior High School is South Williamsport Area Junior Senior High School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Williamsport Area Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jackson Primary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Williamsport Williamsport Area Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 773 students
    0.1 miles
    2800 West Fourth Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 323-6177
    0.1 7-8 773
  • Williamsport Jackson Primary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 472 students
    0.4 miles
    2500 Newberry St
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 323-1992
    0.4 K-3 472
  • Williamsport Stevens Primary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 253 students
    2.2 miles
    1150 Louisa St
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 322-7853
    2.2 K-3 253
  • Williamsport Lycoming Valley Intrmd School Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-6 | 615 students
    2.9 miles
    1825 Hays Lane
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 601-3900
    2.9 4-6 615
  • Williamsport Cochran Primary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 465 students
    3.2 miles
    1500 Cherry St
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 322-9731
    3.2 K-3 465

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