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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mars Area School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Mars, PA. It has 3,302 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

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Middle Schools in Mars Area School District

High Schools in Mars Area School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
344 responses
Average ACT
28
161 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,302
Free or Reduced Lunch
5.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,367/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$125,333
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,612
National
$949
Median Home Value
$385,500
National
$184,700

Mars Area School District Reviews

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Mars Area School District has very good academics and teachers and it continues to get better each year. The District offers many Advanced classes as well as Advanced Placement courses and College Within the High School courses. The administrative staff is very approachable and knowledgable. The parent involvement, especially at the primary and elementary levels is tremendous. We have been in the school district for 12 years and are extremely pleased with the education that our children are receiving. The school district is located in a very safe area- voted the one of the safest areas in the country. Some of the areas that have shown growth in the past few years are the diversity of the students and the special education program. Class sizes are reasonable, approximately 20-22 students per class with graduating classes of approximately 240 students per year. I would, without hesitation, recommend the Mars Area School District.
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Mars Area School District provided me with all the core classes and materials that I needed for my first couple years of undergraduate studies in college. It has a variety of extracurricular clubs for students to participate in. On the other hand, it could work on integrating more classes to prepare students for specific fields of study as well as more Advanced Placement and/or College in High School Courses to give students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school.
Small school district in suburb of Pittsburgh. Safe area. Lot of opportunities in sports and clubs. Teachers connect with their students. A lot of parental involvement in the school and community. Good test scores. Many courses focus on STEM which is great, however would like to have more options in other areas of interests. Limited courses in history, communications, etc.