Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy is an elite, public school located in Erie, PA. It has 789 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 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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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
- 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
Becoming a student at Collegiate Academy has been one of the most significant events of my life. Coming from an elementary school ranked lowest in the district to the fourth best high school in the state, my educational journey took a sharp turn for the better. Here, I have been able to be taught by incredible teachers and become immersed in an academically competitive yet supportive environment. There are countless opportunities to get involved and determine your own interests. That being said, a student should be willing to tackle the rigorous course load. Advanced Placement classes are not easy, and they are not supposed to be. Collegiate Academy upholds its reputation of a highly ranked high school by supporting a academically challenging course load, so students should be aware of the school's expectations.
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.
Classes are challenging but teachers are committed to helping you succeed. For a public school there is no bullying or fighting. Students choose Collegiate because they want to be there not because they have to. School motto of Pride, Honor, and Respect is definitely lived up to. Teachers and administration treat all students with respect. I definitely feel prepared for college.