Mars Area Senior High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
Mars Area Senior High School Reviews
Review Mars Area Senior High School
Mars Area High School is a welcoming atmosphere with over 900 academically inclined students. Mars offers a variety of clubs that most schools would not including Key Club, American Field Services (AFS), Guitar Club, Interact Club, etc. The Senior High School also offers many opportunities to go on academic trips out of the county with your language courses for a real hands on experience. There are also many opportunities for students to enjoy academic clubs to improve public speaking skills, STEM networking and research, and even tutoring for those who need help and those who want the tutoring experience. Mars' range of classes can fit any students educational path with their extensive AP selection, business focused courses, and the opportunity to become part of the Planet Preschool student teachers and get a jump start on elementary education.
The Homecoming festivities are awesome! On Friday, student council always hires a DJ for lunch and for the pep rally. Throughout the week, students are encouraged to dress according to a theme for each day. The grade that has the most participation receives the Spirit Stick and $1,000 toward their prom fund, money that was greatly appreciated by the senior class this year! On Friday, every student is given a free t-shirt that we all wear to support anti-bullying. There is never a dull moment because the homecoming parade is after school, which many student clubs participate in. The football game is always a blast with the largest student section of the season, and we are all wearing our matching shirts. Then, on Saturday, the faculty and staff make sure that the dance is a safe and fun environment for the students.
I find that as long as the the students themselves put in the amount of effort needed to really learn and obtain knowledge from a specific class, then the teachers are able to connect more with them than with other students. For myself, I usually tend to see my teachers in a more positive and optimistic light than some of my other peers, but I genuinely think as long as I put forth my best in their classes, as long as both the students and the teachers meet halfway, then both parties benefit the most. I find for the most part in my high school experience so far that teachers are, for the most part, consistent in grading, have good communication skills, and have the knowledge to guide students through their courses with success. But I think it really is up to the student to make the most out of their relationships with their teachers (which is what I try to achieve, of course).