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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  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 3,304 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1601 W 23rd St
Hazle Township, PA 18202
Telephone
(570) 459-3221
Website

Hazleton Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1100
348 responses
Average ACT
26
37 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$35,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Sporting events
    27%
  • Prom
    25%
  • Club events
    18%
  • Car Show
    16%
  • Marching band
    3%
  • Drama club shows
    2%
  • Earth Day
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,304
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,599
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 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
$13,311/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.92 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses
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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.
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Hazleton Area High School is hit or miss. I am in a different building, the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences, whose facilities, teachers, and college readiness factors are excellent. However, for the high school in general, there are not enough teachers, and some are awful. If you want good academics, you need to seize them yourself. I took all AP classes available to me so I had very good academic experiences, but students are not all encouraged to take AP or honors classes. Some departments of administration are terrible, such as transportation and security, and most clubs get very little funding.
Hazleton Area High School, there are alot of bad things said about this school, but it really is not as bad as you might think. What concerns people the most is the over crowdedness and the large amount of Latino students. I feel as though there is a large disconnect between the Latino students,especially the ones who cannot speak or understand English well, and the staff. This disconnect whether by language or not causes student to misbehave and be disrespectful. Unfortunately Hazleton does not provide enough of the resources to help all the students in our school to have that encouragement. Sure we have a few translators and ESL program, but a few is not going to help the vast amount of students become successful in life. There needs to be something done in that regard, however this is a problem that occurs district wide so there it is going to take a long time to find a plan that works to accommodate all of these Latino students.