A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
545 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
Telephone
(724) 625-1518
Website

Mars Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
188 responses
Average ACT
29
98 responses
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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
3,262
Free or Reduced Lunch
9.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,939
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$37,958,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,760/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    2%

Mars Area School District Reviews

19 reviews
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I can genuinely say I've enjoyed my overall experience at Mars. The range of classes combined with teachers who, mostly, genuinely care about their job and the well being of their students has provided a well rounded and strong educational background before entering the real world. Teachers make subjects come alive and are realistic with students. They use personal experiences and devices to help students truly understand the concepts, not just memorize examples. Although there is not an insane amount of school spirit, Friday Night Football games get everyone excited and bring us together. Everyone says that they hate high school and cannot wait to move on to college. I, myself, have said it. However, I know when I graduate in a year, I will miss Mars High and all of the students and faculty members I have come to know.
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I have so far enjoyed my experience at Mars Area Highschool. I like it because it is a smaller district, so you get to know many of the students. The teachers I've had care about the kids and push the students to succeed. On the other side of it being a small school, there are not as many class choices and opportunities that a larger district might offer.
Limited diversity, but great staff. All teachers are friendly and helpful. Decent selection in courses but they could offer more choices. Nice facilities and engaging sports teams.