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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Erie, PA. It has 771 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy...
Address
2825 State St
Erie, PA 16508
Telephone
(814) 874-6300
Website

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
266 responses
Average ACT
27
81 responses
AP Enrollment
89%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,802
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$679
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,000
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • Beach Walk and Chicken Toss
    20%
  • Winter Olympics
    13%
  • Semi formal/prom
    13%
  • Halloween Dance
    11%
  • Sophomore Lockdown
    10%
  • Dances, Olympics, Beach Walk, Dodgeball, Lockdown
    9%
  • Senior Days
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
771
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,257
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,851/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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At Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate academy, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy is 77 percent. The student body makeup is 42 percent male and 58 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 24 percent. Collegiate also has a friendly and accepting environment. They follow a rule of pride, honor, and respect
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Collegiate is a very fun and safe environment for both the students and faculty within the school. The rigorous coursework mixed with the soothing and motivational environment prepares students for college easily!
I love the diversity and the AP opportunities given, teachers are there to see me succeed at whatever I want. The only goal here is to do better, but not so much in a competitive way, more like better your personal best whether it's your grades, some artistic project or performance, or just opening yourself up to new experiences. The only flaws are some of the new underclassmen and new teachers in the school. Some of the new teachers are almost as bothersome as the underclassmen since they do not fully understand the concept of teaching their students. I'd say 90% of the teachers are far better in engaging and encouraging their students, but the facilities and resources are in such terrible condition, I believe we honestly deserve more from our district.