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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Halifax Area School District is a public school district located in Halifax, PA. It has 1,012 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
About Halifax Area School District...
Address
3940 Peters Mountain Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
Telephone
(717) 896-3416
Website

Halifax Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
44 responses
Average ACT
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,012
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,149
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$17,582,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,664/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%

Halifax Area School District Reviews

4 reviews
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Overall not a good experience. And not one I would choose again for any of my children. Going to school board meetings is like going to a filming of Jerry Springer. Lot's of in fighting, lack of transparency and very little character with many of the school board members. It is clear that teachers feel devalued which many times leads to poor performance. A small school with huge money problems which leads to a lack of proper resources for children and families.
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The Halifax Schools have some of the friendliest teachers and students in the area and really focuses on building character, which is why everyone is so friendly. We have a program called "Discovery" which is a 30 minute period in which the students spend doing different activities that promote better characters.
I liked the atmosphere, in particular, the way certain teachers cared about the success of their students. The English department was at its best while I was in high school. As for what needs to change, the high school needs to prepare you for what college is actually going to be like.