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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  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
    C+
Mars Area Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mars, PA. It has 1,059 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
520 Route 228
Mars, PA 16046
Telephone
(724) 625-1581
Website
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Mars Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
293 responses
Average ACT
28
135 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$117,790
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,536
National
$949
Median Home Value
$365,700
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Football games
    34%
  • Musicals
    19%
  • Pep Rallies
    15%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Soccer games
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    6%
  • Art Shows
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,059
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,442
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,502/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Mars Area Senior High School Reviews

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Mars Senior High School is a public educational institution that provides a quality education. Many of the teachers are welcoming, dedicated and engaging, but the curriculum could be improved with more hands-on learning opportunities and a better connection to local industry. The student body is primarily comprised of Caucasian students (94 percent), which affects the overall diversity of the student body.
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It is a pretty good school. The teachers are all very hardworking and helpful. The diversity, on the other hand, needs to change. A majority of the students are not cultured much and need to be exposed to the world around them to become better, qualified, and empathic adults. The sports is quite good, although is prioritized over the hardworking art and music department, which definitely needs to change. So many students have found their homes in art, and without proper funding it is detrimental to their education.
No matter how crazy my dreams and aspirations were, Mars Area Senior High School always has supported me. They are open to new ideas and innovation. In all 12 years I have spent here, the school district has grown and improved with me. They are always introducing the newest technology to ensure we all receive the best education.