PROFICIENCY 80% 50% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
59%Mercer Area SD
59%Mercer
53%Pennsylvania

Mercer Area Shs is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Mercer Area SD" in Mercer, PA. There are a total of 410 students and 23 teachers at Mercer Area Shs, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 109 free lunch students and 13 reduced lunch students.

Mercer Area Shs has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 79.5%, which is 50% higher than the Pennsylvania average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students410
Teachers22.52
Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch109
Reduced lunch13

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment53
Taking some courses10
Taking some courses (not tests)44
Passing some courses7
Passing no courses<=2

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Mercer Area Shs, there are a total of 53 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 10 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All75-79%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School75-79%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All80-84%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School80-84%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Mercer Area Shs race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictPennsylvaniaNational
Caucasian 95.6% 95.2% 68.3% 51.1%
African American 2.5% 0.8% 14.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.8% 3.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.5% 0.7% 10.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.5% 2.9% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Mercer Area Middle School40%0.0Mercer, PA
Mercer Area El School58%0.5Mercer, PA
Wilmington Area High School82%8.3New Wilmington, PA
New Wilmington El School65%8.3New Wilmington, PA
Wilmington Area Middle School50%8.3New Wilmington, PA
Grove City Area High School52%8.9Grove City, PA
Oakview El School70%9.0Stoneboro, PA
Hillview El School68%10.3Grove City, PA
Grove City Area Middle School43%10.4Grove City, PA
Karen A. Ionta El School70%10.5Hermitage, PA
Artman El School70%10.5Hermitage, PA
Hickory High School53%10.6Hermitage, PA

Mercer demographics profile

StatisticMercerPennsylvaniaNational
Population1,79912,783,977318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,58027791
Median age40.840.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Speak English99%89%79%
Speak Spanish0%5%13%

Education level achieved in Mercer

IndexMercerPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school86.7%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college51.5%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.5%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.8%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.4%1.3%
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Source: The Mercer Area Shs data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.