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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Penn Trafford High School is a highly rated, public school located in Harrison City, PA. It has 1,297 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
3381 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636
Telephone
(724) 744-4471

Penn Trafford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
208 responses
Average ACT
27
39 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$72,922
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$911
National
$949
Median Home Value
$180,200
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games easily
    27%
  • Musicals or Plays
    23%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Prom and Homecoming
    13%
  • Chorus concerts
    7%
  • Homecoming bonfire
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,297
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,300
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,837/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Penn Trafford High School Reviews

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Penn-Trafford is an all around great school that is very athletics oriented. There are many great teachers that truly care about the students and their education. The school also has various types technology available for the students to aide in learning and elective classes. The English and Science department are outstanding. However, as mentioned earlier there are many teachers that are great, but some do lack in how they treat students. Favoritism is a common thing in the classroom and I think they could improve the math department but otherwise those are the only problems I had!
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My three years at Penn-Trafford High School have comprised a wonderful experience. All of the teachers are thoroughly passionate about their work and make helping students their first priority. Moreover, the administration is very open to student ideas regarding new clubs and organizations and seems to handle all issues very well. I walk into school every day and am assured that the constant police presence keeps me and my peers safe. A recent renovation has rendered the facilities beyond stellar, and the students desire few things beyond a solid education.
Penn Trafford High School excels in providing anything you could ever imagine. Academics is where the school really stands out. Having the knowledge provided by grade A teachers is something that everyone that goes here should be proud of. Safety is definitely a top priority to PT. They try to work out the best possible ways to ensure that students can feel safe in school, while getting a great education. PT is one of those schools that you can not afford to pass up if you have the opportunity to attend. People that have college readiness is evident in many students that graduate here.