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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Ambridge Area High School is a public school located in Ambridge, PA. It has 784 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
909 Duss Avenue
Ambridge, PA 15003
Telephone
(724) 266-2833
Website

Ambridge Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1110
114 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$33,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$66,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Dances
    24%
  • Winter Olympics
    24%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • The yearly musical
    15%
  • Senior Sweats
    9%
  • Band Banquet
    6%
  • TSA
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
784
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,069
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,184/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Ambridge Area High School Reviews

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I loved the fact that I had made many great memories through this district. My good friends and I have established a foundation jere so we may head off to the real world ready and prepared. Even though sometimes things could get tough, we still managed and helped one another out. Some of our teachers were outstanding in their teachings and their personalities. It was great to attend Ambridge and I will surely miss this place due to tje memories I have made. I would say that the learning experience was great, and those who plan on coming to Ambridge, You will have a great time.
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As in most schools, the junior year is the worst year for workload. I took three AP classes, a college chemistry class, and a relatively hard math class. My days after school were filled with homework. This year (my senior year) I'm taking two AP classes (that are both twice as long as a normal class), four music classes (two being independent study), and the highest level (yet still relatively easy) social studies and communications courses. My senior year is much easier than my junior year, so the workload isn't consistent throughout all four years of high school.
Ambridge Area High School is the most involved school I have ever gone to. The MCJROTC program is a blast. It taught me self confidence, how to teach my own class, public speaking, respect and moral values to take with me for the rest of my life. I am a Hopewell senior High student technically, but I have gone to Ambridge 'full day' for MCJROTC, and MCJROTC Leadership Academy. Leadership Academy is when we make the planning of events and the ROTC decisions. Students from all over Beaver County come to Ambridge for ROTC from over 12 different schools. After school we have Kurt Angle Ultimate Transformation (weight lifting/ fitness training), PT team (physical trainning for the military standards), Step Team (fancy drill), Drill Team (regular competitive drill), Armed Drill Squad( drill with rifles). Colorguard is a "team' all in itself where those who obtain their blues meet congressmen and do flag ceremonies all throughout the county. Even one in Niagara Falls and funerals to graduatuons all over Beaver county and Allegheny County. I personally love Ambridge because of all of the opportunities it has given me.