Best Public Schools in Hamburg, PA


Summary:

The Hamburg, Pennsylvania area is home to three schools serving students from elementary through high school: Hamburg Area High School, Tilden Elementary Center, and Hamburg Area Middle School. While these schools share a common district, Hamburg Area School District, they exhibit varying levels of academic performance and student demographics.

Hamburg Area High School stands out with a strong 92.8% four-year graduation rate and a low 0.7% dropout rate, but its academic performance on Keystone Exams lags behind state averages. In contrast, Tilden Elementary Center and Hamburg Area Middle School struggle with consistently low proficiency rates on PSSA tests, particularly in Math and English Language Arts. However, Tilden Elementary Center performs better in Science, with 74.4% of students proficient or better on the 4th grade PSSA Science test.

Across the district, the schools serve a predominantly white student population, with Hispanic students making up the next largest group. Additionally, a significant portion of the student population, ranging from 40.5% to 54.2%, is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low-income demographic. Despite the above-average per-student spending, the schools are not achieving strong academic outcomes, raising questions about the effective allocation and utilization of resources to support student learning.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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