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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Peters Township High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mcmurray, PA. It has 1,463 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
264 E Mcmurray Rd
Mcmurray, PA 15317
Telephone
(724) 941-6250

Peters Township High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1220
336 responses
Average ACT
29
97 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$109,713
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$949
Median Home Value
$327,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Football games
    36%
  • Dances
    33%
  • Senior Servant
    31%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,463
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,851
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,552/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Peters Township High School Reviews

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Peters is okay. I always felt like there was a large lack of diversity and a unique sense of peer pressure in which everyone tried to be exactly the same. I was satisfied with the education I was provided with and the extracurriculars. When I went off to college, I realized how much our school lacked in teaching us about mental health and other important topics. We had extensive lessons about alcohol, drugs, and bullying (this one was unfortunately not taken to heart by many). It would’ve been nice to open conversation to mental health and possibly diversity and acceptance in many different categories. Once you are graduating, prepare to fit in with the 98% of students who are attending college. I wish we encouraged the possibility of pursing other decisions post-graduation. I also wish that parents of this township were not as overly involved as they were. Especially in school gossip about young teens they’ve never even met.
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Peters Township High School offers a unique high school experience in which it provides students a safe and comfortable learning environment. Teachers are supportive and absolutely want their students to succeed, while challenging them to earn their grades. Additionally, this district offers students a wide array of sports teams and clubs to join and make new friends. If I would change anything, I would try to make class sizes a little smaller if possible in order to make learning new information easier to understand and ask questions about. However that may not be an option due to the size of the high school. The average class has around 18 to 28 students, but I still feel that smaller classes would be ideal to help students fully grasp the concept being taught. Overall, I have had a wonderful time at this school and I feel that teachers do an excellent job of preparing students for not only the next grade level, but for life.
I overall enjoyed my 4 years at PTHS. Going from a private school to a public school wasn't that hard of a transition. I mostly liked all of the teachers. You're always going to have that mean one or the really not helpful. The other students are spoiled brats, but I was able to choose my friends based on the character even if they were a little spoiled. It's a very high class area so I didn't feel my safety was at risk. I wish the school had good wifi.