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B
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
    C+
Tamaqua Area Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Tamaqua, PA. It has 643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
500 Penn St
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Telephone
(570) 668-1901
Website

Tamaqua Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
69 responses
Average ACT
28
7 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$33,545
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$701
National
$949
Median Home Value
$60,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies
    24%
  • Football games
    22%
  • Homecoming Week
    16%
  • School Plays/Musicals
    14%
  • Winter Formal
    8%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
643
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,252
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
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
$12,418/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Tamaqua Area Senior High School Reviews

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This is the only school I've gone to, as is the case for most students here, so I can't answer relative to other schools very well. However, in my four years at this high school, I felt I was able to utilize the tools available. Many of my teachers became friends, creating a better atmosphere for learning because we, as a class, weren't afraid to speak our minds. Administration has gone through a lot of change in my years, but it seems this change is for the better. The activities and traditions allow for school spirit, and there is an array of after-school activities. I know I, personally, along with other students felt like we never even left the school after hours (and we didn't! But out of our own free will.) The school has an excellent drama club and sports teams. There are some downfalls, such as the lack of a library and poor technology resources, but considering the funding the school is provided, it's not a surprise.
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Throughout my high school career, Tamaqua Area Senior High School has changed my life for the better. The teachers' expertise in their individual fields have allowed me to grasp a range of topics and be exposed to subject matters I otherwise would have not gravitated towards. In times of required assistance, the teachers have never hesitated to lend a helping hand or give extra educational instruction after school. There are a wide variety of clubs, opportunities, and after school activities that promote positive social interaction and team building and leadership skills. All these things in conjunction have shaped me to be the best possible person I can be and prepare me for college and life successes beyond high school.
It is no joke when administrators say students can find an extracurricular activity that they like. The school has basically every major sport such as football, track and field, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, cheerleading, cross country, and swimming. We do not have lacrosse nor field hockey, but the school encourages students to put together organizations or teams. The school's clubs include yearbook, the school's magazine, chemistry, biology, ecology, drama club and every foreign language has a club. Most noticeably is the Ski Club. This club is not offered at most schools and draws a large group of students for six trips to the Blue Mountain and a weekend trip to Vermont. The school also offers several Honor Societies, if eligible. The band and chorus are appraised and often win many awards. Lastly, there are student government associations, councils, and committees to join as well as other academic related groups like the honor card or morning announcements. Whatever you choose to do, there is always a great environment in the activity! In my opinion, it is impossible to just pick only one!