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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Bangor Area High School is a public school located in Bangor, PA. It has 995 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Bangor Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
174 responses
Average ACT
24
16 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$66,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,146
National
$949
Median Home Value
$229,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    21%
  • Pep rally & bonfire
    18%
  • Spring musicals
    15%
  • Senior nights
    12%
  • Quarry Crew
    10%
  • Homecoming dance
    7%
  • Marching Band Preformances
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
995
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
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
$82,999
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,861/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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As a senior at Bangor Area High School, I have lived the experience of attending this school. Bangor is known as a musically prominent school within the Lehigh Valley. The music department offers many great opportunities to individual students based on their skills. Outside of the music program, I have found disappointment within the student body. Students would be frustrated with teachers because they did not help students or felt they were not being valued. For me, watching students being treated poorly made me upset. For this reason, I was frustrated with school and it made me have a negative outlook on things. I would have maybe five or six really good teachers throughout my entire high school experience. I would like to see Bangor Area High School incorporate the student body into more of their decisions rather than focusing on their budget. There is no point of having a school if the students cannot enjoy it, therefore, this school needs to pay more attention to their students.
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Best part of BAHS is staff, amazing teachers, office workers, guidance workers, custodians and lunch workers. Too much focus on standardization with springboard, star testing, etc. Administration does not communicate well with students and teachers, and continuously pushes for changes without much valid reason nor intention to compromise. Most AP classes are not given the full year they on schedules. Various students were not allowed to graduate early or take advantage of educational enrichment for some unknown reason. Overall great staff being mismanaged.
I really enjoyed the performing arts programs - Choir, musicals, band, etc. Sports events could be fun to go to but it seemed that the school cared too much about sports rather than giving attention to everything else (example: the performing arts). I enjoyed my time in the performing arts organizations, but not so much in the general education classes/gym/anything else really.