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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ephrata Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Ephrata, PA. It has 1,247 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
803 Oak Blvd
Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone
(717) 721-1478
Website

Ephrata Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
198 responses
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Pick on a Senior Day
    20%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Mini-Thon Assembly
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Ephrata AM
    9%
  • Band Concerts
    7%
  • School Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,247
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,392
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,816/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Ephrata Senior High School Reviews

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I greatly enjoy going to Ephrata High School! I find that the majority of the teachers are understanding and willing to help you when you need it and the student body is overall a positive group. I’ve felt prepared for every keystone I’ve taken and even the PSAT’s due to the wonderful teachers at this school. The only things I would change are the rules on the dress code and the status and activities of the gifted students compared to the normal student body.
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Ephrata High School is a small school located in a rural farming area. The community is close knit and a nice place to live. This gives the school a hometown feel, small enough to know many people in your class but big enough to provide a variety of sports, music, and other activities. The teachers are good, helpful, and supportive, as is the administration and guidance department. I was always given good advice when planning my schedule and looking for help to make college ready decisions. I had a good experience being part of the basketball and track teams, learned about the importance of community service being a member of the Leo Club, and had the opportunity to be a member of the Atollo Program that provides team building, leadership skills training, and college prep experiences. The diversity of the student population is fairly limited since it is a small community, but for the size there is a diverse group of student cultures.
Being involved in clubs and sports was a great experience at Ephrata! I felt comfortable reaching out to my teachers outside of the classroom for extra help when needed or to assist them with projects. Being part of a team sport enabled me to have access to working with others, improving my leadership skills and working hard to do well!