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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kiski Area High School is an above average, public school located in Vandergrift, PA. It has 1,129 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Kiski Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
284 responses
Average ACT
29
23 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,962
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$583
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,300
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
  • Homecoming, football games, wrestling matches
    50%
  • Marching Band Competition
    28%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Yearbook events
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,129
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,446/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I love the arts department of our school. The teachers are absoultely amazing and dedicated to their craft. I am very involved in the musical department and am getting a very good education from this school from these teachers. I do not think the arts department gets enough credit where it is due. I like the A/B schedule of the school as it gives more time in classes, and more time to do homework. I do not like how every core class is considered honors, as I have worked hard my entire life to be a high honors student, and now they consider everyone honors. All of the teachers I have had have been very kind and passionate about their work and truly care about their students. The school is also clean and has an attractive interior/exterior. Overall, it is not a bad school, but it has its moments like when it only has two bathrooms open for the entire school to use during the lunch and learn period.
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My experience at Kiski Area High School has been awesome. I have always felt like the teachers care and what me to succeed. I have been a part of many activities such as National Honor Society and student council. The school and administration has always been understanding and supportive with my gymnastics schedule. I travel a lot and miss school at times because of my meets. Lastly, the high school administrators a few years back incorporated a block type schedule where the students get to schedule themselves on a day A and day B schedule in March for the next year. You can pick your class, what period and what teacher you prefer. The students also have lunch and learn where it's a college campus for an hour and a half. You may have to report to a teacher for part of it, if not, you have that time to socialize and eat lunch. My experience at Kiski has been an unforgettable one.
At Kiski Area High School, academic and personal growth and achievement are encouraged at every turn. From the schools innovative "Lunch and Learn" program to its excellent academic opportunities, the school exemplifies education and sets the bar high for public high schools. The high school offers extensive facilities, including open gyms, common areas, multiple courtyards, and an extensively stocked library. From the administrators to the teachers to the guidance counselors, success is encouraged and hard working ethics are fostered. I am very proud to be a student at this school, and would not want to attend any other.