A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
550 Homestead Rd
Hershey, PA 17033
Telephone
(717) 531-2244
Website

Hershey 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
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
206 responses
Average ACT
29
59 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Attending sporting events and playing in them.
    24%
  • Spring Musical preview day
    19%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Cocoa Bean Bowl
    13%
  • NEXUS
    6%
  • Sporting activities
    6%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,142
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,160/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Hershey High School Reviews

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Hershey is an amazing school. The teachers are always willing to help students learn and go out of their way to make them understand. Also, quite a few of the teachers are quite amusing. They make class fun and stress-free! Of course, there are the few teachers who do not seem like they have any interest in teaching, but students usually end up okay because of the multiple study materials available. Hershey is definetely a place to go for good education and a memorable high school career.
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Overall, my experience at Hershey High School is good. Intelligent teachers and lots of opportunities for students to grow and succeed. I appreciate how much HHS values diversity and responsibility among students. I took away one star because I felt there were a few teachers that didn't seem to care about their students' success and when someone would bring the issue up to other adults in the school, nothing was done about the bad teachers. However, there are lots of great teachers at HHS that weigh out the bad.
Hershey High School resides in the quaint, suburban town of Chocolatetown, USA. Just like the chocolate, the teachers are often sweet and caring for their students. They value education as much as the student does and are always willing to help.