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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Northampton Area High School is an above average, public school located in Northampton, PA. It has 1,849 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Northampton Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1150
384 responses
Average ACT
25
45 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$60,763
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$988
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,800
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
91%
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 75 responses
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  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Prom/Senior Activities/Pep Rally's
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Fall Play
    8%
  • Turkey week and Turkey day football game
    8%
  • Sporting Events
    8%
  • Winter Formal
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,849
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,051
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
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
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,398/ 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
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Northampton Area High School is a fantastic public school with ample opportunities for students to succeed. The staff and faculty are always helpful and friendly and they genuinely care about your success. Most students are connected to extracurricular activities, of which there are plenty. No matter what you are interested in or care about, you can find a group of like-minded students and teachers. Northampton students consistently score higher than average on state-mandated tests, which is a testament to the quality of the teachers. Although academics take a priority, there is also an emphasis on athletics and the arts. The school boasts state of the art athletic facilities and equipment, as well as a highly regarded arts program. The school atmosphere is reflective of the sunrise view that greets students as they walk into the building: positive and inviting. Northampton Area High School is a fantastic school that offers students all that they could ask for and more.
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Northampton Area High School provides plenty of opportunities to obtain advanced education to those willing to apply themselves through AP classes, participating in programs with the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, and attending classes at Northampton Community College. The school has decent technological resources with laptops for every student and 3D printers.

The school building is somewhat dated and there have been instances of their contractors doing subpar work which has led to some issues with the facility. There have been problems with mold and water damage. More recently, the roof was redone, but it started to leak not long after it was completed.
They always made learning fun and interesting for all students! I was a member of the school district my entire educational life, and I encountered many great people who made learning a process that I wanted to be a part of. I met many phenomenal teachers who went out of their way to show students how much they cared.