A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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
    A-
Address
1130 Old Harrisburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Telephone
(717) 334-6254
Website

Gettysburg Area High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
134 responses
Average ACT
28
21 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Sporting events
    13%
  • Powderpuff Sports
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,054
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$24,932/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Gettysburg Area High School Reviews

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Gettysburg High School has so many varieties of classes and extra-curricular activities. This school provides dual enrollment for college-in-highschool students. I currently am participating in the Law Enforcement college class and the experience I am gaining isn't parallel to any high school I have seen. Also, unlike many high schools, Gettysburg provides a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps class to teach discipline, leadership, and teamwork to students. This class participates in competitions, service learning, and community service to better integrate the students into real-life scenarios to apply the leadership skills they have learned. The relationship between student and teacher is another aspect of Gettysburg High. It is a wonderful thing, knowing you can comfortably approach a teacher or administrator with a question, concern, or just to make conversation, without fear of being disregarded in any sense.
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As a Gettysburg Area High School senior, I am in the mist of trying to prepare for college. Gettysburg Area High School offers plenty of programs to prepare you for secondary education including Tech Prep Programs, AP courses, HACC duel enrollement, HACC in the high school, and accelerated courses, all of which I have taken advantage of. Most of the AP teachers are amazing and give you the confidence and tools you need to pass the exam to earn college credit. All of the HACC courses are rigorous and challenging which ultimately prepare you for college as well as earn you college credit. The school offeres a multitude of sports which are highly promoted throughout the year. They also offer many clubs including key club and student council which allowed me to complete thirty hours of community service each year. Spirit week is fun and most of the students are accepting making it a good and exciting environment to be and learn in.
Very nice school with lots of opportunities. The teachers are always willing to help, and the student council always listening to the student body when they voice their opinions. The tech prep program is the most fantastic part of the school. Teaching the students trade skills that they can use in future careers or in everyday life.