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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Hazleton Area High School is a public school located in Hazle Township, PA. It has 3,433 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Hazleton Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1110
479 responses
Average ACT
27
43 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,099
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$752
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
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  • Sporting events
    26%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Club events
    17%
  • Car Show
    14%
  • SADD Walk to Prevent Suicide
    4%
  • Drama club shows
    4%
  • Marching band
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,433
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,695
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.87 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.87 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.87 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,666/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.96 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.96 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.96 responses
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I’m a Hispanic female that has both perspectives of society in this school.There are always poorly raised kids and teachers that make our education unbearable.While there are others that make our time a bit worthy.It provides me with skills that I can apply to my daily life and career.They are very rigid with headphones and backpacks, which makes it a pain to carry all your books.However,their safety for their students is unheard of.You don’t have to wear uniforms, which is nice.The resources don’t usually respond immediately because of the shortage.Although, it forces us to adapt to reality and improvise.The diversity is excellent.There is a division between sports and education.This school gets a bad reputation because of its corruption among the years.I say it’s a regular school with regular problems.This school transforms you according to how you are influenced by your surroundings and can open our eyes to see how the real world is on your own.
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My experience at Hazleton Area High School has been nothing but fenomenal! For the past three years, I’ve created happy memories and good friends. Hazleton Area High School has prepared me for my life outside of school, and I am nothing but thankful for that. Not only did teachers fill my brain with knowledge, they helped me grow to the young adult I am today. My principal has been the most influential person here. He always reminds his students of how important they are to him, and I think that really matters. Hazleton Area High School is a safe place where you can create wonderful memories and remember them for a life time.
One thing I would hope to see a change is with their dedication to the Arts and Humanities Academy. I have spent all four years of high school within that program, and have not received the full potential that was promoted for us during informational events. This issue had nothing to do with the teachers, but with the administration. The program has been secluded from the rest of the high school for most of the day, and was forgotten by administrators the majority of the time. Most of the students contain a great amount of talent for whatever they possess, and it is heartbreaking to see their potential not be fulfilled by resources be limited from what the district fails to provide. Within my own class, I felt I was being held back considering my teacher was not qualified to teach the class. There was improvement in the typical academics like English and American Studies. I wish that the future freshmen will receive classes for them to improve their talents and prosper.