Somerset Area High School

645 South Columbia Ave, Somerset, PA 15501 | (814) 443-2831
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Student Enrollment: 579
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 579 high school students from grades 10-12
  • Ranks 291st out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 645 S Columbia Ave Ste 130, Somerset, PA 15501
  • Principal or Admin: Mark Gross
School District Details
  • Somerset Area School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,758
  • Graduation Rate: 86.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.4
  • Enrolled Students: 2,420

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 579
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 44.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 309 (53.4%)
  • Females: 270 (46.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 35 (6.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 126 (21.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 161 (27.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Somerset Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black81.4%
Asian101.7%
Hispanic61.0%
White55595.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Somerset Area High School
  Number Percent
10th Grade17830.7%
11th Grade20134.7%
12th Grade20034.5%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
28.0%
District:
38.8%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
88.4%
District:
87.0%
Dropout Rate
School:
2.2%
District:
1.1%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
67.7%
District:
67.7%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
67.2%
District:
67.2%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Somerset Area High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 21.9
Math Average Score: 21.1
Science Average Score: 22.1
Reading Average Score: 21.6
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 497.2
Math Average Score: 491.7
Writing Average Score: 483.6

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201070.2%70.2%59.6%
200951.9%51.9%55.6%
200844.9%44.9%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201073.4%73.4%67.2%
200963.4%63.4%65.2%
200859.9%59.9%64.7%
 
Science Test
201040.8%40.8%39.8%
200936.1%36.1%39.7%
200827.0%27.0%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201075.9%75.9%80.7%
2009---
200872.3%72.0%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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