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Mars Area School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Mars, PA. It has 3,310 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Mars Area School District...
545 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-1518

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$12,502/ student
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Mars Area School District Reviews

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I believe that the teachers are very good at what they are supposed to do. They are very kind and teach the students the information needed very well. There are many teachers in that school district that get very involved with the school and the after school activities. I really liked how the coaches for every sport was a teacher that I would pass in the hall or be able to talk to while I have them for one of my classes. Something that does need to be changed in that school is the ability of them helping you with information for going to college and the amount of bullying in the school. When you report it to the principles, they never seem to get it solved. The administration seems to have favorites, based off of parents that they are friends with or students that succeed in sports. The counselors never told us about financial help or how to apply. It was so bad that I now cannot get a loan for college and may not be able to attend because I was unaware of how loans work.
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The Mars Area School District is a great place for kids to grow up in. The teachers are great and most of them don't treat you like a student, but as a learner. There are plenty of A.P. and CHS courses offered, but they should have more choices like A.P. Psychology and A.P. Government. The schools are very safe with the middle and high school having metal detectors at the entrances and security clearances required for volunteers. Diversity is very minimal, but it is a suburb of Pittsburgh so it is not quite unexpected. Overall, Mars is a school that performs competitively and at almost equal levels when ranked against other, larger districts in the area like Seneca Valley and North Allegheny.
I went to Mars my entire life. the school is great up until the middle school and high school level. even as a very social person, it was very difficult to make friends. i felt extremely isolated, the students here are not willing to let other people into their friend groups. the one reason i give this school a poor score instead of a terrible score is because of the faculty. quite frankly, they showed me more kindness than my peers. I thought all of my teachers were fantastic, and i even grew close with a few of them. not only did they care about my grades, but about also about my wellbeing. the teachers at this school, except for one that i will not name, are amazing. the faculty, including the secretaries helped me through high school so much. if it wasn’t for them, i would’ve just did cyber.