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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Pocono Mountain West High School is a public school located in Pocono Summit, PA. It has 1,731 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
181 Panther Lane
Pocono Summit, PA 18346
Telephone
(570) 839-7121
Website

Pocono Mountain West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1030
279 responses
Average ACT
24
50 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$53,864
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,300
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Coffee House
    17%
  • Homecoming Week
    16%
  • Tailgate
    13%
  • The Musical
    10%
  • Panther Choice Awards
    10%
  • Powderpuff
    7%
  • Band Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,731
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,753
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,809/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Pocono Mountain West High School Reviews

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This school is.. what you make of it. The general population could tend to be snotty, "ghetto," or doesn't seem to try hard in general. However, if you actually put effort into your time here, you will fins some good teachers, peers, and ways to add good experiences into your education. If you're looking to go to college you really need to prepare yourself since this place doesn't tend to tell you much about it. I highly recommend getting involved, such as by joining student council if you want to improve life at your school, or any sports or clubs you may have interest in! So, overall, this place is about average, but I did enjoy my time here since I found some very good friends and teachers here.
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LOVE my experience, sad to go, but excited to start my new college adventure. There are so many options of being involved! Whether it's academic, sports, the arts, promoting school spirit, clubs; there really is something for everyone! My parents were involved in many aspects, but wish more were supportive of the school and their child's participation in extracurricular activities.
Pocono Mountain West High School was a place to explore your creativity, face everyday challenges, create loving memories, countless opportunities and most importantly a place where friends became family! When you’re young you’re so eager to step out into the real world and become an adult, but once you’re there you can’t help but to look back on those fond memories and laugh maybe even cry because for that split second you wish you could go back and relive those moments! And that’s what Pocono Mountain West High School did for me. It didn’t just give me a future to look forward to it also gave me sentimental moments to look back at and say I DID THAT! I MADE IT!