Windber Area High School

  • Windber Area High School serves 355 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (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 85-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Windber Area High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Windber Area High School's student population of 355 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students355 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Windber Area High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Windber Area High School is 0.04, 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#76 out of 2820 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
98%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.040.53
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Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWindber Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
Windber just recently ignored an issue when a student called another student the n word. When the student who was called that tried to stick up for themselves, they got in trouble. Obviously, the school does not care about racism. If they did, they would have served proper justice. So if you are of any other racial backround than white, DO NOT MOVE TO THIS SCHOOL!!!
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5  
Windber has many different and successful academic programs. There are an abundant amount of extra curricular activities. I know someone who has previously moved to Windber, and a select number of teachers were acting racist against him/her. I feel that it is a discrimination to our school for these teachers to act in such nefarious, immature behavior. Teachers are role-models to their students. A select number of students feel the same way. Also, countless times I have heard about sexual harassment from the students. But other than these few but important wrong-doings, Windber isn't that bad of a school. Also, many graduates from Windber are very successful in their field of interest. At award nights, as I noticed, plenty of awards are given out and give students the chance to show how bright and talented they really are. From what I have also heard,and witnessed, there is an issue with favoritism between students who play sports and have teachers as coaches, and those who do not.
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