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Purchase Line JSHS (leave a review)
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+1 (724) 254-4312

16559 Route 286 Hwy E

Commodore, Pennsylvania


About Purchase Line JSHS
7th Grade - 12th Grade

Purchase Line JSHS is one of 2 schools in the Purchase Line SD district of Pennsylvania.

Purchase Line JSHS is a regular school, specialising in 7th Grade to 12th Grade. Compared to other schools in Pennsylvania, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 425 students.

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

At Purchase Line JSHS, the average teaching salary of $68,552 is higher 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
Purchase Line El Sch461$11,66413.66$58,6510.05
Penns Manor Area El Sch404$2,22813.98$63,0810.01
Penns Manor Area JSHS492$3,47215.69$64,1880.05
Marion Center Area JR/SR HS659$13,12914.11$70,2640.02
W.A. McCreery El Sch435$14,59613.51$76,1540.04

Purchase Line El Sch

Number of pupils461
Funding per pupil$11,664
Pupil teacher ratio13.66
Average teacher salary$58,651
Diversity index0.05

Penns Manor Area El Sch

Number of pupils404
Funding per pupil$2,228
Pupil teacher ratio13.98
Average teacher salary$63,081
Diversity index0.01

Penns Manor Area JSHS

Number of pupils492
Funding per pupil$3,472
Pupil teacher ratio15.69
Average teacher salary$64,188
Diversity index0.05

Marion Center Area JR/SR HS

Number of pupils659
Funding per pupil$13,129
Pupil teacher ratio14.11
Average teacher salary$70,264
Diversity index0.02

W.A. McCreery El Sch

Number of pupils435
Funding per pupil$14,596
Pupil teacher ratio13.51
Average teacher salary$76,154
Diversity index0.04
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Purchase Line El Sch0.32 miles
Penns Manor Area El Sch6.76 miles
Penns Manor Area JSHS6.76 miles
Marion Center Area JR/SR HS7.48 miles
W.A. McCreery El Sch7.49 miles
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3078 schools in Pennsylvania.
1818thlargest school
1199thhighest number of FTE teachers
384thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
960thhighest average teaching salary
916thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
106thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2845thhighest diversity index
547thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races3
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander0
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 425 students, with a diversity index of 0.03

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

7th Grade - 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.