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B
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Northampton Area School District is an above average, public school district located in Northampton, PA. It has 5,607 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About Northampton Area School District...
Address
2014 Laubach Avenue
Northampton, PA 18067
Telephone
(610) 262-7811
Website

Northampton Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1150
339 responses
Average ACT
25
42 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,607
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,869
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$86,931,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,650/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Northampton Area School District Reviews

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I liked the teachers and counselors. They are friendly and patient. My teachers helped me in so many various ways I cannot list them all. My counselor was amazing and always available to me whenever I needed him. I felt safe in my school and any bullying problems that were presented were taken care of immediately. I would change the fact that because our Ice Hockey team is not a part of the PIAA, it is not recognized as a school sport even though we play as the KIDS and use their logo. It something I've been fighting to change. My overall experience with my school has been excellent!
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Northampton Area School District does a great job of providing AP classes as well as honors classes in order to produce students that are competitive with those of other schools. The only thing that I would change is that it does not seem as though students are prepared for the overall college life so that is something I would change. Great facilities, and an awesome sports culture that is far better than other around town!
The academics and classes offered are really good and they give everyone a good opportunity to take any kind of class they want, with a large selection to choose from. However, book worms like me feel as if the school spends most of their money on sports. Instead of building a new parking lot, there is yet another soccer field, baseball field, or something else related to sports. Often times, clubs struggle to be noticed by the administration and have to work 10 times harder to be heard. Overall, Northampton is average and could improve on a few things.