A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
500 S Broad St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Telephone
(717) 691-4530
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Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
172 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Marching band
    26%
  • Musical
    24%
  • Dances and sporting events
    21%
  • Sporting Events
    19%
  • Orchestra
    10%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,567/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Reviews

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Overall, we have been extremely pleased with MASD. We have had positive experiences in regular, gifted, and special education. There are many teachers who go above and beyond for students. Our only frustration with the district has been with Project DREAMS. We believe in the program and think that job shadowing is invaluable. The teacher in charge, however, assumes the worst of the students. In reality, expectations are not clearly stated and students are penalized for work that they thought had been completed satisfactorily. She does not actually teach the students but only grades and oversees the requirements. She has made accusations that are untrue, called students liars, accused them of purposely avoiding work, and failed them, even when the classroom teacher has vouched for their character. It is frustrating when a program could be the highlight of a students' high school career and instrumental in their future endeavors, but is overshadowed by this kind of instructor.
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MASH is your average suburban high school. There are good teachers and bad, those willing to put in extra work and those who are not. Sadly, throughout my two years at MASH, a handful of the best teachers have left the district and are somewhere else. The athletic programs are decent. There is a wide variety of sports for students to participate in, and the same goes with clubs. It is easy to get involved with different programs, and you can meet great people through them. Parent involvement is almost nonexistent, which can be a good and bad thing. The therapy dog in the counseling office is a great resource for students in distress. Overall, I've enjoyed my time at MASH, and I can't wait to see what the future has to hold.
The academics are great and I couldn't ask for a better education to prepare me for college. We are pretty diverse and accepting except most of our school is obviously white and there are groups that will harass minorities and nobody really does anything about it because we're afraid if we stand up, the administration will have our ass. My main complaint is the administration and how our school is run. The kids who tend to need more discipline don't. It's as if the school has given up on them. Instead, they give the generally disciplined students a harder time. Nobody knows why. The administration is bias depending on which students are troubled and which are not and the troubled get special treatment. The administration is also insanely sexist and will value a male student's story more than the female student's story. Teachers are great. Administration, not so much.