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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Hempfield Area Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Greensburg, PA. It has 1,842 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Hempfield Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1190
456 responses
Average ACT
26
72 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$64,862
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,400
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Sporting events
    31%
  • Homecoming Parade and Dance
    29%
  • Band Festival
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • School bonfires
    7%
  • None
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,842
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,413
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
$15,347/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I thing I liked the most at Hempfield was the variety of classes they provided, there was an interesting class someone could take. There were a large variety of clubs and activities that everyone could always find something that fit with them.
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Things are run sort of old-fashioned and I don’t think the school has been renovated since it opened in the 50’s, but don’t worry because we got a new field house, football field, fancy score board, press box and baseball field in the last 10 years. Football team is not good, but other sports are. The inside of the school is really falling apart. The teachers I’ve had have been very helpful to me though, and also (somewhat) the guidance office. Administration isn’t run well because most of them never come into the school itself to see how things are run, and what actually needs to be changed instead of dumb things. This past year they moved our activity period from the beginning of the day to 3rd period of the new 10 period schedule. 1st period now starts at 7:25 and it is brutal, leaving little time to cram for tests or get tutoring help etc. Sadly not a very good music department (choir, musical, lack of orchestra) but a very good marching band.
I overall enjoyed my years within the high school, and school district. The teachers are kind, the environment is friendly and welcoming. However, the one problem I found with the school is the lack of diversity. As a half white, have African American girl, I didn't often see other students like myself. That's not necessarily a problem that the school itself can fix due to their location. However, that is just a problem I found with the school. Overall, I feel well prepared for college, and I enjoyed my experience at Hempfield.