Hempfield Area High School

4345 Route 136, Greensburg, PA 15601 | (724) 834-9000
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,991
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4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,991 high school students from grades 9-12
  • Ranks 183rd out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Corrective Action 2 (first year)
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Kathleen Charlton
School District Details
  • Hempfield School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,986
  • Graduation Rate: 91.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.8%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.9
  • Enrolled Students: 6,253

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,991
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 124.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,038 (52.1%)
  • Females: 948 (47.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 91 (4.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 234 (11.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 325 (16.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Hempfield Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.2%
Black311.6%
Asian271.4%
Hispanic50.3%
White1,92096.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Hempfield Area High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade54627.4%
10th Grade47123.7%
11th Grade49424.8%
12th Grade48024.1%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
15.9%
District:
21.4%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
94.0%
District:
93.0%
Dropout Rate
School:
1.0%
District:
1.0%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
84.1%
District:
83.6%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
81.7%
District:
81.3%
State:
69.4%
Faculty Information (2010)
ASSISTANT/VICE PRINCIPAL: CHRISTOPHER BRASCO
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 reviews for Hempfield Area High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 08, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think the school is too big! I don't understand why students that live in Grapeville, Jeannette, and some parts of Greensburg go to Hempfield when they are closer to Jeannette School District. I think the zoning is not only ridiculous but entirely too big.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 11, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i was a student back in 1979 and we had a great time and wonderful student body my how time goes by i hope each and everyone of you have your dreams come true

    eddie ross
  • Reviewed by Student on February 09, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hempfield was a great school. Offered alot of activities to keep us busy. I belonged to the rifle club and the choir. Glad to see the rifle club still going strong. It has been 35 years and it just seems like yesterday we were there. Time passes quickly, enjoy the time you are there

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Hempfield Area High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 23.2
Math Average Score: 23.2
Science Average Score: 23.9
Reading Average Score: 22.8
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Corrective Action 2 (first year)
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 510.0
Math Average Score: 529.2
Writing Average Score: 502.0

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201066.5%65.8%59.6%
200963.2%62.4%55.6%
200869.0%68.7%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201077.1%76.4%67.2%
200975.2%74.2%65.2%
200878.1%77.7%64.7%
 
Science Test
201048.6%47.6%39.8%
200950.9%50.4%39.7%
200852.6%52.3%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201085.5%84.2%80.7%
2009---
200896.4%96.4%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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