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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Juniata Senior High School is a public school located in Mifflintown, PA. It has 579 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Juniata Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
67 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$57,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,500
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
33%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
  • 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
579
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
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
$60,689
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
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,708/ 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 High School is, in and of itself, an average Central Pennsylvanian school. The funding is not nearly enough to cover the expenses of maintaining good facilities, food, or proper safety precautions. The teachers, to the best of their efforts, try their best, but there are simply not enough of them to teach the students at the students’ individual levels. There are numerous clubs available, but with uncooperative teacher-advisors, the students mostly depend on each other. This builds a strong student body, which is what truly makes JHS great. We all bond with each other over the downfalls of our rural school, and we become closer, lifelong friends because of it.
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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.
The environment is quite an exciting one, the teachers, even more friendly, they make us feel like we're friends, and we can tell them almost anything. They relate with us on a personal level, and can easily understand us, and tell when something's not right. We become part of each other's lives...