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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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 an above average, public school located in Ephrata, PA. It has 1,268 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Ephrata Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
281 responses
Average ACT
24
23 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$49,691
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,500
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Pick on a Senior Day
    20%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Mini-Thon Assembly
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Ephrata AM
    10%
  • School Spirit Week
    8%
  • Band Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,268
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,394
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$14,310/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Overall, I enjoyed my experience during my years at Ephrata High School. The teachers were very supportive. However, there was a huge push for all students to want to attend college. Only during the last year and 1/2 of school was there an option to enter some training to learn a trade. Two recommendations that I would make are to implement the idea that not everyone has to go to college and to make sure that all students know all of the options that are available to them.
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It's a pretty good high school located in a safe area. The teachers care about their students, and there are several AP classes and programs to prepare students for college, tech school, or the workforce. They partner with Ephrata National Bank to offer some of the most scholarships at the high school level in Pennsylvania, and possible the mid-Atlantic area.
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.