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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
337 responses
Average ACT
26
73 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    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
3.4%
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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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.
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This school is the precedent of what a school should not be. School officials only care if your breaking dress code or if you are on your phone. The seniors can get away with anything because it’s their last year of high school. Many of the lunches are too overcrowded which causes some students not being able to eat lunch. Also certain teachers truly do not care about the students and will treat them like absolute garbage, and when a student files a complaint to the principal nothing is done about the teachers behavior. In addition, the schools students are terribly abnoxious and rude. Also the school spends more money on sports than they do on fixing necessities. Most of the schools sports teams are awful. All in all, Pocono Mountain East encouraged me to move schools going into junior year of high school because I honestly don’t know how much longer I could have taken it there. I have never seen some many kids hate their school.
I had a wonderful experience at Pocono Mountain East. I appreciate the support of the teachers and the feeling of community within its walls. There are a variety of clubs, programs, and sports available. The sports games are always fun because the community comes out to support the school's athletes, regardless of the talent level of the players. This shows the compassion and spirit of the people at PME.

The only thing I would change at PME is adding SAT preparation courses to the afternoon schedule and focusing on adding specialized courses to the academic schedule that aims at helping students prepare for college. I would like to have a diverse curriculum that includes the cultural heritage of all people. It is important to gain a wordly perspective, which requires learning about the uniqueness of all cultures.