Punxsutawney Area High School is a public school located in Punxsutawney, PA. It has 854 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Punxsutawney Area High School Rankings
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- B-67 Students
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- C+17 Students
- B17 Students
- B15 Students
- C+12 Students
- B-8 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Punxsutawney Area High School Reviews
I graduated with the class of 2018. I loved my experience at PAHS. I felt safe, comfortable, and there were many opportunities for furthered learning, clubs, arts, music, and sports. I hope the school board and administration never make the poor decision to remove art and music from the schools as they have considered in the past because that would be a tremendous loss for the students. I hope every student who goes through that high school may come out of it with the same wonderful opportunities that I am proud to say I had myself.
After moving to PAHS from Dayton, Ohio, I was severely underwhelmed by the diversity of the students. I feel as if this school cares little for their students, a the majority of the time, I felt unsafe. Recently, many teachers and staff were laid off due to budget cuts for the art and music programs, which I am very unhappy about. That said, the teachers were the best part of this school, and they had a lot of positive influence on me as a student.
The Punxsutawney Area High School has great staff. I related to and connected with a lot of my teachers over the years, which proved very beneficial. The food is average high school food. In my opinion, however, the students are very segregated and very negative. I would love to see positive attitudes and interactions within the student body, to improve the education of future generations.