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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mechanicsburg, PA. It has 1,133 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
500 S Broad St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Telephone
(717) 691-4530
Website

Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1220
234 responses
Average ACT
29
40 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,593
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$853
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,100
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
83%
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 43 responses
Report
  • Marching band
    26%
  • Musical
    23%
  • Dances and sporting events
    21%
  • Sporting Events
    19%
  • Orchestra
    9%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,133
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,157
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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.41 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Reviews

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Loved the small class sizes - allowed for better learning. A lot of teachers are alumni which was cool. Majority of the teaching staff was very good and accessible for help. lots of academic and extra-curricular activities. Music program is AWESOME there! Was involved with Marching Band and Indoor Percussion both of which allowed for some travelling to out of state competitions. Now that I'm in college I wish Mechanicsburg had some of the college curriculum courses (not just AP/Advanced Placement) I've seen students had from other high schools around the country.
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Mechanicsburg Area Senior High school has amazing and professional teachers who listen and collaborate with the students. They were flexible enough to meet the individual needs of myself and other students with class and learning learning. The music and arts program is excellent. Most high schools do not have a very significant music and arts program, but Mechanicsburg prides itself with a smashing musical performance every year, national award winning marching band and color guard, in addition to graphic and practical arts.
I liked that most of the teachers were there for you and the school has out of the classroom opportunities such as votech, co-op, etc.

Something the school needs to improve on is when it comes to making school wide decisions. You can't please everyone but the decisions made shouldn't "screw" over the students. For instance taking up half the parking lot for construction or making certain activities unavailable to Votech or Co-op students.