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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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.
Address
500 N Findley Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Telephone
(814) 938-5151
Website
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Punxsutawney Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
87 responses
Average ACT
24
10 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$29,808
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$584
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,700
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.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Probably the variety show
    69%
  • Band
    13%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Sports
    6%
  • They really do not offer any worthwhile traditions
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
854
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,720
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,366/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
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

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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.
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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.