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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Hamburg Area High School is a public school located in Hamburg, PA. It has 724 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
Windsor Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
Telephone
(610) 562-3861
Website

Hamburg Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1070
111 responses
Average ACT
24
16 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$69,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,300
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Prom
    31%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Winter dance
    15%
  • School events are disappointing
    10%
  • Field hockey games
    6%
  • Wrestling Matches
    6%
  • Baseball Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
724
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,769/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Hamburg Area High School Reviews

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The administration in Hamburg Area High School is on a mission for their students. They seek to constantly give the students a better education and experience. One example of this is their engineering program. This program has been constantly evolving and growing as I have been going through my journey. Without the school desire to increase their student's opportunities, I might have never decided I wanted to go into the engineering field. The only thing I have disliked at Hamburg is certain teachers. The vast majority of them do an excellent job, but there are a few outliers. Teachers that can ruin students years and cause them trauma. Hamburg never seems to actually fire teachers unless they have done something legally wrong. It would be nice if they listened better to the students and parents to ensure they have the best staff.
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This is, far and away, not the worst school in the county. I am incredibly grateful that I ended up living where I did when it came time to enroll in high school. That being said, the teachers and administration here are less than impressive. There are exceptions, of course; a few teachers here have changed my life for the better. Unfortunately, they are the exception, not the rule.
I've enjoyed my time at Hamburg Area High School, but I must admit that there was an obvious lack of school spirit in the building. There's also an odd grading scale to deal with while your there. Although, I did enjoy the fact that I could attend a nearby technical school while in attendance at the High School.