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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Juniata Senior High School is a public school located in Mifflintown, PA. It has 587 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
3931 William Penn Highway
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Telephone
(717) 436-2193
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Juniata Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
58 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
10%
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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+
Median Household Income
$64,792
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$603
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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  • Playing in the Marching Band during football games
    40%
  • Choral Events
    20%
  • Donkey Basketball
    20%
  • The School Musical
    20%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
587
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,812
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,913/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Juniata Senior High School Reviews

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Juniata can be a great place if you make it to be. There are teachers that are willing to help you along the way, and others who mainly let you fend for yourself. Gradually, more classes and sports have been added, but it’s simply not enough when you compare us to EJ or Mifflin County, or any other area school. Our clubs do what they can, but simply don’t receive nearly enough help in funding that they need. Our athletics are very competitive and our athletes always go and do their best for JHS. I wish our school had more dual-enrollment courses so you could get ahead in college readiness. Also, make more classes available to underclassmen versus being senior-only. This can hold up many people on graduation requirements, whereas they could fulfill them earlier.
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Juniata Senior High School struggles due to poor administration and understaffing. Overall, the teachers are very likable people that are as frustrated with the administrators as the students are. Guidance counselors are also very likable but generally unhelpful in college/ career planning. Football is really the main focus of the school and other sports often feel neglected and underrepresented. Fortunately new classes and technology are gradually being added to the school.
I like how small my school is because it seems to make the majority of the students closer to one another. It also aids teachers in helping students one-on-one because the class sizes are smaller. It makes it much simpler for teachers to identify ways to explain things to students in a way that will fit them best. I do wish my school would give more recognition to clubs other than sports. Every day the morning announcements gives a long list of the achievements of every athlete, but achievements in the art and science clubs go overlooked every day. I think many schools across the country are guilty of giving more hype to sports, and I feel that this decreases students' enthusiasm for academics and other activities if they feel no one will care.