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

465 Beyer Ave

Punxutawney, Pennsylvania


About Punxsutawney Area MS
4th Grade - 10th Grade

Punxsutawney Area MS is one of 8 schools found in the Punxsutawney Area SD district of Pennsylvania.

Punxsutawney Area MS is a regular school, specialising in 4th Grade to 10th Grade. Compared to other schools in Pennsylvania, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 659 students.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $59,250, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of $64,738.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

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 HS842$2,46013.21$56,5730.06
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 HS

Number of pupils842
Funding per pupil$2,460
Pupil teacher ratio13.21
Average teacher salary$56,573
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 HS0.35 miles
Jenks Hill El Sch0.44 miles
West End El Sch0.94 miles
Bell Twp El Sch2.81 miles
Parkview El Sch3.2 miles
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3078 schools in Pennsylvania.
783rdlargest school
370thhighest number of FTE teachers
292ndlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1857thhighest average teaching salary
984thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
225thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2699thhighest diversity index
2383rdhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races8
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander2
American Indian or Aslaskan Native2
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 659 students, with a diversity index of 0.06

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

4th Grade - 8th Grade: 5 hours

9th Grade - 10th 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.