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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pocono Mountain East High School is a public school located in Swiftwater, PA. It has 1,468 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
231 Pocono Mt Sch Rd
Swiftwater, PA 18370
Telephone
(570) 839-7121

Pocono Mountain East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
343 responses
Average ACT
26
75 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$65,000
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$807
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,800
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
42%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • We have a huge fan section @ ftball games: theNest
    23%
  • Powder puff
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Mini-thon'
    10%
  • Mock crash
    10%
  • Bucket game
    7%
  • Peer support
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,468
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,753
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
37%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,809/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Pocono Mountain East High School Reviews

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I've had an extremely positive experience throughout my HS career. I've been fortunate to work with the kindest, patient and encouraging teachers and administrators that support me in all my goals. Our school environment is changing for the positive. The district's PRIDE initiative has really taken off and makes students strive to work together and fosters a wonderful community. Our school’s clubs are very good and offer something for every student if they choose to be involved. We have a beautiful well maintained campus and security is present at all times. I know they’re looking to increase security on the grounds and inside the schools by installing metal detectors and hiring officers to work inside the schools. The students have mixed reviews about those plans, but understand that they’re putting them place to ensure our safety.
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Great teachers at PME! Courses are challenging but teachers are fair. Could use more options for electives, in particular computer science and programming options. But the electives they do have give a reasonable opportunity for students to try different fields to assist in choosing a major in college.
Pocono Mountain East High School has gone through dramatic changes since I started as a freshman. We went through 3 general administrative changes (3 principles) and this year introduced armed officers on campus. It is refreshing knowing PME puts safety first. We are constantly updating lock down and frie drills to improve every time, as well as allowing students to become close to the Student Resource Officer. It is important for us to be close to our SRO so we can go to him if there is any major problem occurring. However, there is an extreme lack of school spirit. Our school has culture, just not spirit. Typically the two go hand in hand, but with a losing football team and football being huge in our area, that is nearly impossible. I want to see a school people are proud to go to and look forward to being at.