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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
St. Marys Area Senior High School is a public school located in Saint Marys, PA. It has 683 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
977 S Saint Marys Rd
Saint Marys, PA 15857
Telephone
(814) 834-7831
Website

St. Marys Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
109 responses
Average ACT
25
9 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
$49,856
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$580
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,400
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    30%
  • Pep Rallies
    30%
  • School dances
    30%
  • Homecoming
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
683
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,152
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,550/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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St. Marys Area Senior High School Reviews

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St. Marys Area Senior High School is an average small school. The faculty is a mixture of nice and fun people. The faculty also is comprimised of many unliked members. The school is great at making problems aware, but horrible at doing anything about them. The acedemics offered are very diverse, but not taught as well as they should be. Saftey is not an overall concern as practice for such situations take place regularly. There are an extensive amount of clubs and activities for students. In prepareing students for college, St. Marys High School is at an average level. The food provided at lunch is awful and very expensive. The sports teams are comprimised of very good and talented students, but many teams are coached by horrible people. The facilities and rooms of the school are decent, and the rooms are slowly being upgraded to meet modern day needs. Parent involvment is very minimal. Overall, the school is at the most average. Many improvements could and should be made.
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St. Marys Area is a good place overall. The small town doesn't offer a lot to do but the surrounding area is beautiful and it's quite possible to have a good time if you explore. The school itself has a subpar facility. There are a few great teachers at SMAHS but you can tell most of them don't care about the individual students and normally care most about their paycheck. Sports talk if you're an athlete you may be favored by some teachers. If you take the initiative to get the most out of your education and developing into a bright young adult you will no doubt succeed because the school does provide the needs of the student if sought out. The school does have a mild racist and drinking problem, it may have to do with 99% of the school and town being white and not exposed to many other cultures. The drinking issue is really county-wide nobody bats an eyelash at 15 or 16-year-olds drinking nearly every weekend. But Friendly place overall. Beautiful Campus compared to other schools.
All of the professors I had throughout my freshmen year were remarkable. They all try to make sure students get involved in the lessons. If you were to have a problem with the assignments we are assigned the professors are willing to met up with you outside of class to help you understand the content, or they are able to assign you a tutor that they previously had in class that did very well.