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Mars Area SHS


Academic Rating

10 out of 10

Rank: 28th in Pennsylvania

Mars Area SHS 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.

Demographics

Race

The Mars Area SHS student body is almost exclusively White with a small Asian Pacific population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White97.5%1,023
Black0.7%7
Hispanic0.4%4
Asian Pacific0.7%7
Native American Indian0.3%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.5%5

Income

Upper 5% of Pennsylvania high schools

9.5% 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, Mars Area SHS students are largely wealthy and rank 29th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students
Freshman286
Sophomore262
Junior254
Senior247
Total1,049

Academics

Graduation Rate

9 out of 10

Rank: 36th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Pennsylvania Median92%
Percentile95%
White95% or more*
Blacksuppressed*
Hispanic.%
Asian Pacific.%
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races.%
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiency.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 15th in Pennsylvania

Students at Mars Area SHS scored an average 92% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3.4% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*95% or more*
Boys90% to 94%*90% to 94%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic--
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White85% to 89%*95% or more*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

5 out of 10

Rank: 263rd in Pennsylvania

224 out of 501 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (45%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 46% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 96th in Pennsylvania

Mars Area SHS offers 9 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 90% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. Mars Area SHS had 130 taking AP exams with a 104 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 76% percentile and well above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 80% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Courses Offered 9

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.7%7
Boys1%5
Girls0.4%2
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students10.3%105
Boys15.3%79
Girls5.2%26
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

Mars Area SHS
520 Route 228
Mars, PA
16046
(724)625-1581

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District

Mars Area School District
Mars, PA

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