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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Jim Thorpe Area High School is an above average, public school located in Jim Thorpe, PA. It has 606 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
1 Olympian Way
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Telephone
(570) 325-3663
Website
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Jim Thorpe Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
160 responses
Average ACT
25
21 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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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
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Median Household Income
$55,417
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Friday Night Football
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Pep rally*
    17%
  • Volleyball tournament
    13%
  • Bonfire
    8%
  • Pep raley
    3%
  • Golf Team
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
606
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,615
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,296/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Jim Thorpe Area High School has been quite an interesting experience to prepare us students for the real world. The school admission gives us plenty of resources to look into possible future college careers. As well a multitude of classes to take on a better expression of each individual student. The overall facilities and food of the school well keep by the staff to ensure maximum efficiency. The only thing I wish that the school would change from their direction on teaching some lessons given in our courses. Instead of teaching us valuable information in that subject, we rather learn about studies that will be presentive on our state tests.
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I loved going to Jim Thorpe. It's a very nice atmosphere. The lunches are under the same state/national guidelines as others, but the workers try very hard to give us tasty lunches. The teachers are friendly and understanding. Many classes here emphasize college readiness rather than actually teaching certain subject matter, which I believe to be better. Sport culture is good here. Fan sections may lack at times for certain away games that are just a little too far, but overall the attendance is very good. There is a club for everyone here; you'll fit in somewhere. One complaint I have is the administration. They make many very bad judgement calls. They made very bad decisions regarding senior shirts and a certain student's senior project last year, which people can still feel. Their weather judgement is very poor. There were many morning I felt in danger going through mountain roads. Overall, Jim Thorpe was very good for my high school experience.
I liked the teachers, the administration, the atmosphere, the students, and the entire experience I had while. I attended the school. They offered a wide variety of clubs and activities and sports for kids to participate in. It was a great experience.