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
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2825 State St
Erie, PA 16508
Telephone
(814) 874-6300
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Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
182 responses
Average ACT
27
59 responses
AP Enrollment
79%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Beach Walk and Chicken Toss
    21%
  • Winter Olympics
    13%
  • Semi formal/prom
    13%
  • Halloween Dance
    11%
  • Sophomore Lockdown
    10%
  • Dances, Olympics, Beach Walk, Dodgeball, Lockdown
    8%
  • Senior Days
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
789
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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.48 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy Reviews

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Collegiate may have used to have amazing teachers and administrators, but during my time at Collegiate Academy, those stellar images and titles seemed too far fetched. I can say that the majority of my teachers had favorites, which damaged students grades who were not considered favorites. Also, many of the teachers would gossip about students to the point that they had preassumed notions about individuals before they even took their class. When it comes to preparing to college, one of the best tips I can remember is to stay away from the guidance counselors. With older siblings who have experience about the application process for college, I thought I should visit the counsellors often for any questions and help I needed. However, boy was I wrong. Every time I took the effort to meeting one of the guidance counselor, I was either refused or told that she didn't know and I would have to do some more research. Some of the most disrespectful people I Have ever and will probably ever meet in my entire career. My counselor didn't even send in my transcripts before the early decision deadline so I didn't even have my application reviewed for ED! Ms. King is such a terrible person with a worse ego and anger issue. She looks down on students like me and doesn't even fulfill some of the basic requirements and duties as a guidance counselor. Also, the administration is little to no help if you are fighting depression, bullying, academic issues, etc. they seemed to worry more about bettering themselves and the school's image and leaves disadvantaged students without any reason hope to succeed. Mr. Vieira and Mr. Schneider are the worst deans you will ever meet (they are soo over paid for their jobs too). Most parents have better knowledge and direction to improve the lives of the students and the school. The faculty and administration really do not live up the image that they paint across. I, along with a myriad of their students believe Mr. Schneider should be fired, now.
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Collegiate is an academic focused school, but it also involves many traditions that focus on culture, holidays, and it's students. MY school has amazing teachers who encourage ME to be all that I can be, and to do all that I can do in anything I want to do. The teachers are very supportive and the "Collegiate" environment is welcoming and creative. Most people think collegiate focuses mainly on academics, but the truth is WE focus on education, creativity whether art or music, and we focus on tradition. Collegiate is a second home that is safe, and filled with diversity. The teachers are involved in the students life and they all want us to go to College if we are planing or not they want us to take advantage of any and every learning opportunity.
The welcoming and diverse community of students and the dedication of the teachers and administration to make sure that every student had a good high school experience. Collegiate was a phenomenal school to attend!