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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Carlisle Area School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Carlisle, PA. It has 5,006 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
About Carlisle Area School District...
Address
623 W Penn St
Carlisle, PA 17013
Telephone
(717) 240-6800

Carlisle Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
261 responses
Average ACT
27
51 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,006
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,053
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$80,723,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,980/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Carlisle Area School District Reviews

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The academics at the high school are challenging and interesting. Nearly all of my teachers are knowledgeable and understanding. I love my AP Chem class and all of the math classes I have taken. My only issues with the classes are the classes you are forced to take. We have to take Geo-Environmental which is glorified geology that students are forced to take because the school board thinks that environmental science is important, which it is. Problem is we don’t learn about the environment in that class, we learn about rocks. Beyond that the school is great (except the school lunches but that’s a countrywide issue.) I’m in the gifted support system which is for those that show promise academically, and I love it. It’s a great place to go to school.
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The Carlisle Area School District has one high school, two middle schools, and a handful of elementary schools. My entire school career has been at Carlisle, and I can't really say anything bad about it. There were some teachers I did not like, but overall, it has been a great experience. I have learned a lot and have quite enjoyed my time in school, especially at the high school level. While not being the most challenging-for me at least-high school has been fun, and I feel like I get a lot out of it. Much of this owes tribute to the great staff and school. One of the only problem's I have, is with the high school building being in need of a renovation.
I like the friendly atmosphere it gives new students! It has a lot of opportunities to explore different things you may be interested in, including internships.