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  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 874 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.

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
355 responses
Average ACT
27
92 responses
AP Enrollment
89%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$36,882
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 127 responses
  • Beach Walk and Chicken Toss
    20%
  • Semi formal/prom
    14%
  • Winter Olympics
    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
874
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,446
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 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
$16,198/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy Reviews

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Collegiate Academy, in the midst of the city is a culture shock to children from low-income, minority backgrounds who didn't have as much opportunities or facilities as those who were from the West side or the surrounding townships. It's an above average high school overall and does the best it can with the limited resources it has and which the district provides. I enjoyed being a student here, but a lot of its culture has been lost especially after drastic changes in the school district occurred forcing the high school to carry more students through a magnet program that did lower some expectations. Its still a pretty good school, 9/10.
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Great Teachers and an amazing learning environment. The classes are graded at an honors level and for some may seem demanding but most students are able to get in the flow very quickly due to the type of environment that the teachers and students create. The culture at this school is very proud and even basing the school motto as "Pride, Honor and Respect". As a college preparatory school, this school and the resources that you can find and are taught follow the schools goal to prepare all of its graduates for college; even demanding that you must get accepted into at least 1 college to receive your transcripts when you graduate.
Collegiate Academy was very academic centered as I came in as a freshmen. However as I progressed through there was slow digression of care among faculty and students. There used to be a dress code, and much higher standards. Furthermore the building is falling apart due to its old nature. The best part of the school is that you get to know everyone and everyone knows you. But this allows for a lot of drama to circulate within the school. The staff is very split in that some are very dedicated and involved but others not so much. I would highly recommend the math and science departments especially.