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Punxsutawney Area HS (leave a review)
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+1 (814) 938-5151

500 N Findley Street

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania


About Punxsutawney Area HS
8th Grade - 12th Grade

Punxsutawney Area HS is located in the Punxsutawney Area SD district of the state of Pennsylvania. It is one of 8 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from 8th Grade to 12th Grade and has an enrolment of 842 students - compared to other schools in Pennsylvania, this is a relatively large school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Punxsutawney Area HS is $56,573, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of $64,738.

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Students by Year Group
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Punxsutawney Area HS

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Punxsutawney Area MS659$3,02710.9$59,2500.06
Jenks Hill El Sch82$9,8328.45$39,0910.14
West End El Sch144$4,85410.61$50,3360.16
Bell Twp El Sch81$5,37811.79$47,0490
Parkview El Sch67$8,0989.36$43,2580.11

Punxsutawney Area MS

Number of pupils659
Funding per pupil$3,027
Pupil teacher ratio10.9
Average teacher salary$59,250
Diversity index0.06

Jenks Hill El Sch

Number of pupils82
Funding per pupil$9,832
Pupil teacher ratio8.45
Average teacher salary$39,091
Diversity index0.14

West End El Sch

Number of pupils144
Funding per pupil$4,854
Pupil teacher ratio10.61
Average teacher salary$50,336
Diversity index0.16

Bell Twp El Sch

Number of pupils81
Funding per pupil$5,378
Pupil teacher ratio11.79
Average teacher salary$47,049
Diversity index0

Parkview El Sch

Number of pupils67
Funding per pupil$8,098
Pupil teacher ratio9.36
Average teacher salary$43,258
Diversity index0.11
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Punxsutawney Area MS0.35 miles
Jenks Hill El Sch0.46 miles
West End El Sch0.7 miles
Bell Twp El Sch3.01 miles
Parkview El Sch3.55 miles
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3078 schools in Pennsylvania.
423rdlargest school
325thhighest number of FTE teachers
973rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2077thhighest average teaching salary
1443rdhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
667thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2664thhighest diversity index
2488thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races8
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander1
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 842 students, with a diversity index of 0.06

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

8th Grade: 5 hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 5.5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.