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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Marion L. Steele High School is an above average, public school located in Amherst, OH. It has 1,238 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Marion L. Steele High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
100 responses
Average ACT
26
196 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$69,657
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
  • Football games
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Winter Formal
    14%
  • Sports
    14%
  • Marching band
    13%
  • Prom
    6%
  • Choir Concerts
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,238
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,386
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
$11,061/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Marion L. Steele High School Reviews

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I have attended Amherst schools throughout my entire academic career. There are many positive aspects of this high school including tentative staff, numerous academic opportunities and a diverse selection of extracurriculars. This high school has many teachers that are willing to do anything to help their students succeed. While there are positive aspects, there are a couple of negative ones. First, there is a lack of diversity among students. Many of the students come from similar backgrounds and there aren’t too many diverse groups represented in the school. A final thing that needs to be changed is the $400 pay to play fee. I understand that students need to contribute to keep the sports and theater program running; however, people should not be forced to pay this fixed amount if they only participate in 1 extracurricular activity.
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Great High School! Teachers and Staff are amazing! Coaching is fantastic, very personal experience with the coaches, they really care about the athletes. They go above and beyond to make everyone feel special.
Very good sports and clubs, offers AP and CCP classes. Recent administration change, but so far it's going well. Wish there was more funding for the arts. I mean, great arts program, but funding seems to be very unfair. Nationally acclaimed live news program. State famous marching band. Amazing sports teams, all quite successful. Most teachers generally very knowledgeable and helpful. Good environment, great city. Good special needs offers. The school itself could do with some general repair, but the district is rebuilding some schools right now. Construction is progress though, so that's good.