Abington Senior High School

Summary:

Abington Senior High School is a public high school located in Abington, Pennsylvania, serving 2,749 students in grades 9-12 as part of the Abington School District, which is ranked 90 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Abington Senior High School stands out for its diverse student population, with 55% White, 21.13% African American, 11.42% Hispanic, and 6.62% Asian students. The school has demonstrated strong academic performance, with high proficiency rates on Keystone Exams, including 76.6% in Literature, 60.1% in Biology, and 26.2% in Algebra I, all exceeding state averages. Abington Senior High School also maintains a high four-year graduation rate of 96.6% and a low dropout rate of 0.2%. The school's performance across various student subgroups, such as Hispanic, English Language Learners, and Low Socioeconomic Status students, is particularly noteworthy, with high rankings in the state.

Compared to nearby schools, Abington Senior High School's demographics and academic performance differ significantly. For example, Lower Moreland High School, ranked 47th in the state, has a higher percentage of White and Asian students, while Hill Freedman World Academy and King Martin Luther High School in the Philadelphia City School District have much higher percentages of African American students and lower academic performance. However, Abington Senior High School's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 47th in 2016-2017 to 205th in 2022-2023, which may be due to the school's increasing diversity or changes in the state's assessment and ranking system. Additionally, the school's spending per student has increased from $16,926 in 2019-2020 to $18,807 in 2021-2022, which is higher than the state average and some nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 900 Highland Avenue
       Abington, PA  19001-4590


(215) 884-4700

District: Abington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
205th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,807 Help


Feeder schools for Abington Senior High School:

Elementary:    Copper Beech School
    Highland School
    McKinley School
    Overlook School
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Middle:    Abington Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  2,749

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.0%
African American:
21.1%
Hispanic:
11.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Abington Senior High School ranks better than 69.6% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Abington Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55%), African American (21.1%), Hispanic (11.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Abington Senior High School is 17. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Abington Senior High School is $18,807.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Abington Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Abington Senior High School 205th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Abington Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Abington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Abington School District 90th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Abington Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.71 57th 583 90.2%
2004 88.96 41st 590 93.1%
2005 83.77 59th 593 90.1%
2006 85.36 39th 604 93.5%
2007 86.16 35th 615 94.3%
2008 78.51 91st 621 85.3%
2009 86.91 36th 632 94.3%
2010 84.10 46th 649 92.9%
2011 77.79 99th 660 85.0%
2012 75.59 133rd 664 80.0%
2013 81.70 78th 591 86.8%
2014 83.27 62nd 580 89.3%
2015 86.40 46th 680 93.2%
2016 79.71 107th 677 84.2%
2017 84.91 47th 663 92.9%
2018 81.05 100th 673 85.1%
2019 83.75 77th 693 88.9%
2021 61.61 270th 537 49.7%
2022 56.64 333rd 634 47.5%
2023 70.00 205th 674 69.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.61 46th 129 64.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.83 8th 85 90.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.16 172nd 652 73.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 76.16 82nd 502 83.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.12 59th 112 47.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.49 104th 260 60.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 76.44 41st 252 83.7%
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Rank History for White students at Abington Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.31 128th 577 77.8%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Abington Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1217 229 34 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1483
1989 1135 206 40 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1394
1990 1007 209 43 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1270
1991 946 204 61 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1218
1992 980 180 49 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1215
1993 997 217 48 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1269
1994 1006 219 63 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1313
1995 1115 233 87 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1447
1996 1115 233 87 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1447
1997 1180 217 93 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1502
1998 1191 247 97 19 1 n/a n/a 0 1555
1999 1253 274 80 16 1 n/a n/a 0 1624
2000 1301 287 85 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1689
2001 1354 313 108 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1791
2002 1378 327 128 34 2 n/a n/a 0 1869
2003 1378 327 128 34 2 n/a n/a 0 1869
2004 1406 353 127 37 4 n/a n/a 0 1927
2005 1396 349 133 35 6 n/a n/a 0 1919
2006 1453 363 122 42 4 n/a n/a 0 1984
2007 1417 381 124 43 4 n/a n/a 0 1969
2008 1390 403 122 41 1 n/a n/a 0 1957
2009 1375 416 126 53 1 n/a n/a 0 1971
2010 1296 458 103 58 0 n/a n/a 0 1915
2011 1285 467 100 61 0 0 0 0 1913
2012 1224 448 94 63 1 0 0 0 1830
2013 1183 426 93 81 1 0 15 0 1799
2014 1136 411 82 80 1 3 32 0 1745
2015 1128 405 79 96 0 3 32 0 1743
2016 1126 414 76 109 1 0 50 0 1776
2017 1106 390 75 115 1 0 61 0 1748
2018 1109 375 85 128 1 2 81 0 1781
2019 1116 366 82 149 3 2 90 0 1808
2020 1142 394 92 156 4 2 96 0 1886
2021 1135 401 102 172 5 2 93 0 1910
2022 1148 395 113 189 4 0 105 0 1954
2023 1512 581 182 314 5 2 153 0 2749

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Abington Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1483 90.2 16.4 n/a
1989 1394 87.6 15.9 n/a
1990 1270 81.7 15.5 0
1991 1218 78.6 15.4 n/a
1992 1215 78.5 15.4 n/a
1993 1269 75.9 16.7 n/a
1994 1313 77.8 16.9 n/a
1995 1447 81.3 17.8 n/a
1996 1447 81.3 17.8 n/a
1997 1502 82.3 18.3 n/a
1998 1555 81.2 19.2 n/a
1999 1624 89.9 18.1 n/a
2000 1689 93.8 18.0 4.3
2001 1791 97.0 18.5 6.2
2002 1869 100.4 18.6 5.2
2003 1869 100.4 18.6 5.2
2004 1927 96.9 19.9 5.2
2005 1919 99.3 19.3 5.1
2006 1984 107.9 18.4 8.2
2007 1969 108.6 18.1 10
2008 1957 109.4 17.9 10.4
2009 1971 118.2 16.7 11.6
2010 1915 116.3 16.4 12.8
2011 1913 121.3 15.7 14.8
2012 1830 118.6 15.4 14.2
2013 1799 122.7 14.6 17.1
2014 1745 121.7 14.3 17.9
2015 1743 120.0 14.5 17.8
2016 1776 122.0 14.5 19.7
2017 1748 115.4 15.1 23.9
2018 1781 114.7 15.5 21.6
2019 1808 115.6 15.6 20.7
2020 1886 118.3 15.9 18
2021 1910 114.9 16.6 19.1
2022 1954 116.0 16.8 23.8
2023 2749 161.6 17.0 30.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Abington Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1483 90.2 16.4 n/a
1989 1394 87.6 15.9 n/a
1990 1270 81.7 15.5 0
1991 1218 78.6 15.4 n/a
1992 1215 78.5 15.4 n/a
1993 1269 75.9 16.7 n/a
1994 1313 77.8 16.9 n/a
1995 1447 81.3 17.8 n/a
1996 1447 81.3 17.8 n/a
1997 1502 82.3 18.3 n/a
1998 1555 81.2 19.2 n/a
1999 1624 89.9 18.1 n/a
2000 1689 93.8 18.0 4.3
2001 1791 97.0 18.5 6.2
2002 1869 100.4 18.6 5.2
2003 1869 100.4 18.6 5.2
2004 1927 96.9 19.9 5.2
2005 1919 99.3 19.3 5.1
2006 1984 107.9 18.4 8.2
2007 1969 108.6 18.1 10
2008 1957 109.4 17.9 10.4
2009 1971 118.2 16.7 11.6
2010 1915 116.3 16.4 12.8
2011 1913 121.3 15.7 14.8
2012 1830 118.6 15.4 14.2
2013 1799 122.7 14.6 17.1
2014 1745 121.7 14.3 17.9
2015 1743 120.0 14.5 17.8
2016 1776 122.0 14.5 19.7
2017 1748 115.4 15.1 23.9
2018 1781 114.7 15.5 21.6
2019 1808 115.6 15.6 20.7
2020 1886 118.3 15.9 18
2021 1910 114.9 16.6 19.1
2022 1954 116.0 16.8 23.8
2023 2749 161.6 17.0 30.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Abington Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $301 (1.8%) $16,639 (98.2%) $16,939
2020 $366 (2.2%) $16,560 (97.8%) $16,926
2021 $610 (3.2%) $18,187 (96.7%) $18,798
2022 $768 (4.1%) $18,039 (95.9%) $18,807

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Abington Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 77th of 693 High schoolsRanks 205th of 674 High schools
 19.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Abington Senior High School)82.126.2
 55.9%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Abington Senior High School)82.860.1
 22.7%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Abington Senior High School)87.176.6
 10.5%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students18082749
 52%
African American366581
 58.7%
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian82182
 122%
Hispanic149314
 110.7%
Pacific Islander22
White11161512
 35.5%
Two or More Races90153
 70%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.7%30.4%
 9.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Abington Senior High School

Abington Senior High School ranks 205th of 674 Pennsylvania high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Abington Senior High School are 55% White, 21% African American, 11% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,749 students attended Abington Senior High School.

Abington Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Copper Beech School
Elementary : Highland School
Elementary : McKinley School
Elementary : Overlook School
Elementary : Roslyn School
Elementary : Rydal Elementary School
Elementary : Willow Hill School
Middle : Abington Middle School


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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.

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