Hershey High School

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 35th in Pennsylvania

Hershey HS receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Pennsylvania high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The Hershey High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific10.1%115
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.1%13


Upper 17% of Pennsylvania high schools

16.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Pennsylvania high school median of 31.3%. By this measure, Hershey HS students are largely upper income and rank 99th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

9 out of 10

Rank: 36th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Pennsylvania Median92%
White95% or more*
Black50% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 92nd in Pennsylvania

Students at Hershey High School scored an average 82% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is well above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 16.5% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls70% to 74%*90% to 94%*
Boys75% to 79%*85% to 89%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% or more*
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
White75% to 79%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

6 out of 10

Rank: 224th in Pennsylvania

269 out of 569 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (47%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 39% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 42nd in Pennsylvania

Hershey HS offers 19 AP courses. 37 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. Hershey HS had 232 taking AP exams with a 212 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 91% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 37% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 32%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students4.1%47
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students2%23

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.6%19
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%15


Hershey High School
550 Homestead Rd
Hershey, PA

10 out of 10 1


Derry Township School District
Hershey, PA

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