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Tamaqua Area MS (leave a review)
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+1 (570) 668-1210

502 Penn Street

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania


About Tamaqua Area MS
6th Grade - 8th Grade

Tamaqua Area MS is one of 5 schools in the Tamaqua Area SD district of Pennsylvania.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 513 students from 6th Grade to 8th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

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 $54,777, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of $64,738.

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Local Area
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
Tamaqua Area SHS651$9,27113.93$55,9890.12
Tamaqua El Sch680$6,72216.71$49,2080.16
Rush El Sch0
Panther Valley Intermediate Sch416$8,33318.41$51,4150.2
Panther Valley Ms0

Tamaqua Area SHS

Number of pupils651
Funding per pupil$9,271
Pupil teacher ratio13.93
Average teacher salary$55,989
Diversity index0.12

Tamaqua El Sch

Number of pupils680
Funding per pupil$6,722
Pupil teacher ratio16.71
Average teacher salary$49,208
Diversity index0.16

Rush El Sch

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Panther Valley Intermediate Sch

Number of pupils416
Funding per pupil$8,333
Pupil teacher ratio18.41
Average teacher salary$51,415
Diversity index0.2

Panther Valley Ms

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Tamaqua Area SHS0.11 miles
Tamaqua El Sch0.72 miles
Rush El Sch2.37 miles
Panther Valley Intermediate Sch5.54 miles
Panther Valley Ms5.54 miles
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3078 schools in Pennsylvania.
1350thlargest school
1416thhighest number of FTE teachers
1930thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2244thhighest average teaching salary
1474thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1091sthighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2013rdhighest diversity index
2026thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races6
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander4
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 513 students, with a diversity index of 0.15

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

6th Grade - 8th Grade: 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.