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Tamaqua Area SHS (leave a review)
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+1 (570) 668-1901

500 Penn St , Po Box 90

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania


About Tamaqua Area SHS
9th Grade - 12th Grade

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

Tamaqua Area SHS is a regular school, specialising in 9th Grade to 12th Grade. Compared to other schools in Pennsylvania, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 651 students.

The number of teachers at Tamaqua Area SHS has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

An average teaching salary at Tamaqua Area SHS is $55,989, 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 MS513$8,62215.07$54,7770.15
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 MS

Number of pupils513
Funding per pupil$8,622
Pupil teacher ratio15.07
Average teacher salary$54,777
Diversity index0.15

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 MS0.11 miles
Tamaqua El Sch0.79 miles
Rush El Sch2.42 miles
Panther Valley Intermediate Sch5.65 miles
Panther Valley Ms5.65 miles
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Rankings within Pennsylvania
There are 3078 schools in Pennsylvania.
804thlargest school
690thhighest number of FTE teachers
1340thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2125thhighest average teaching salary
1802ndhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1635thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2194thhighest diversity index
1877thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races4
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander2
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 651 students, with a diversity index of 0.12

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Minimum Instructional Days and 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.