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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
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Peters Township High School is a highly rated, public school located in McMurray, PA. It has 1,432 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 94% in reading.

Peters Township High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
461 responses
Average ACT
28
125 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$115,391
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,200
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Football games
    33%
  • Dances
    30%
  • Senior Servant
    28%
  • Band and Thespian Events, Sporting activities.
    2%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,432
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,016
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,389/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Peters Township High School Reviews

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Peters Township is very good when it comes to test scores: students consistently perform higher on every standardized test than other schools. However, the administration is out of touch, the culture is poor (there is a lot of tension: students and administration don't like each other, being "nice" isn't normal), and the administration pressures teachers into 'teaching to the test' rather than ensuring that students learn and retain information for their own benefit. School spirit is very low. The school has a wide variety of clubs that are low on membership.
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Peters township high school is an extremely high quality high school in the region with outstanding academics as well as phenomenal teachers and student resources. There is a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the school. Education is a the forefront and is the main focus and concern of administrators. The sports and extracurricular programs offered at the school are top notch and high quality as well. Overall the school reflects well when put up against other schools not only in the region, but in the state as well.
Academics and activities are numerous. The school offers a number of AP and honors courses. Various clubs and activities such as STEM clubs and other competitions with the Junior Academy of Science, forensics, and music and drama clubs have many options for competitions. Some of the instructors could return calls or be more attentive to answering calls.

Calls can be returned for conferences or questions more frequently with some of the activities. The sporting events offered are varied and provide many options for student participation. Club sports are also offered.