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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Penn Cambria High School is an above average, public school located in Cresson, PA. It has 550 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Penn Cambria High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
115 responses
Average ACT
21
8 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$43,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$595
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Prom
    38%
  • Homecoming Dance
    19%
  • Any of my clubs meeting and competitions
    13%
  • Senior Trip
    13%
  • None are fun and few events at all
    6%
  • Pep Rally
    6%
  • The ice cream social
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
550
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,879
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,017/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Overall, Penn Cambria High School has been a great place for me to hang out with my friends and get education. That being said, it is definitely not a perfect school and has its expected shortcomings. One of the best aspects would have to be the teachers and the principles for most of the teachers are great as they can make learning fairly entertaining and are usually helpful and understanding of each and every student. However, I do believe that the school can be a bit hit or miss on their food services, support of extracurricular activities, and enforcement/organization. What I mean by this is that while sometimes the food can be good, the sports get a ton of support and funding, and the troublemakers are properly dealt with, the food is usually mediocre, there aren't too many other clubs outside of sports, there are still a few rule breakers that squeeze through the cracks, and the administration can be a bit confusing and lacking in organization.
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Penn Cambria High School has very dedicated student faculty that wants to see young people succeed. They spend the time to interact with their students to assure understanding of the presented learning material. The faculty encourages growth not only mentally but physically as their coaching staff allows for student to participate in a wide variety of sports. One thing I would change about Penn Cambria is I would combine the many intermediate schools associated with Penn Cambria and build one school at one location. All the schools are spread out in the towns that surround the town of Cresson , PA where the High School is located. This would create continuity for the entire student and faculty body so that everyone is walking to same beat.
Penn Cambria has given me such a positive outlook regarding my education and High School experience. The teachers are involved in our extracurricular activities, therefore enabling the students and teachers to interact outside the classroom. Knowing my teachers on a more personal level motivates me to want to do well in their classes. My overall experience has been a positive one!!