Bradford Area High School

Public 9-12

 81 Interstate Pkwy
       Bradford, PA  16701-1099


(814) 362-3845

 School Website

District: Bradford Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
105th of 693 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  751

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.2%
African American:
2.3%
Hispanic:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Bradford Area High School ranks better than 84.8% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.29. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bradford Area High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bradford Area High School 105th of 693 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Bradford Area High School in the ranking list.)

Bradford Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bradford Area School District 216th of 610 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bradford Area High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 48.77 365th 583 37.4%
2004 52.32 331st 590 43.9%
2005 39.97 434th 593 26.8%
2006 36.97 467th 604 22.7%
2007 47.94 406th 615 34.0%
2008 51.79 365th 621 41.2%
2009 35.81 500th 632 20.9%
2010 59.44 304th 649 53.2%
2011 59.08 329th 660 50.2%
2012 78.45 102nd 664 84.6%
2013 65.01 205th 591 65.3%
2014 73.50 128th 580 77.9%
2015 71.47 211th 680 69.0%
2016 74.39 179th 677 73.6%
2017 75.05 165th 663 75.1%
2018 78.44 128th 673 81.0%
2019 81.29 105th 693 84.8%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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by a student
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Open Quote As a former student, I'm utterly shocked to find that BAHS is ranked so high on here.
I moved to Bradford just before my freshman year and my time at the school, and in the town, was easily one of the most awful and miserable experiences of my life. As another review points out, the majority of this community is low income or falls below the poverty line. A lot of the parents are separated/divorced. Only two of my friend's parents were still married... but even one of their Dad's slept at his office on most nights and, supposedly, was just waiting until the kids were out of school before he filed himself.
Bullying, as well as alcohol and drug use, was rampant. I never even actually understood the nature of drugs (what they looked like, etc) until I went to school here. Kids misbehaved so badly, so often, that it was often difficult to learn anything in class because of the constant interruptions. School staff seemed overwhelmed and reluctant to toss out the riff raff permanently. Fights, drug dogs, and bomb threats.. good lord, I can't imagine what it's like now.
Honestly, I think I'd rather let my kids grow up illiterate than have to send them to this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Open Quote By far and away the best high school in northcentral PA. You won't find another school nearby with the AP, college, and career and tech classes all in one building. Great teachers who work with both very tough students and very advanced students and get great results. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 24, 2012

Open Quote This school offers so much for it's students - Advanced Placement Courses, College Courses in the High School, free courses at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford, Career and Technical Education, excellent athletics and music programs, and tons of activities and clubs. It would be a 5 star school if all parents and the community would get on board and see the value of education and take advantage of all this. This is a high poverty/welfare community. We're amazed at what the teachers here do with the challenges they face. That goes for all the schools in the district. Did we mention that they haven't raised school taxes here in 12 years? That has to be the record for Pennsylvania. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bradford Area High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 878 7 5 1 1 n/a n/a 0 892
1989 860 6 8 0 3 n/a n/a 0 877
1990 764 4 13 2 2 n/a n/a 0 785
1991 905 2 17 4 10 n/a n/a 0 938
1992 898 4 18 1 10 n/a n/a 0 931
1993 878 5 15 6 12 n/a n/a 0 916
1994 897 5 14 6 8 n/a n/a 0 930
1995 966 3 13 1 4 n/a n/a 0 987
1996 966 3 13 1 4 n/a n/a 0 987
1997 957 2 15 4 2 n/a n/a 0 980
1998 984 1 11 3 3 n/a n/a 0 1002
1999 945 2 12 5 2 n/a n/a 0 966
2000 914 4 17 7 3 n/a n/a 0 945
2001 970 8 19 7 9 n/a n/a 0 1013
2002 987 16 14 12 19 n/a n/a 0 1048
2003 987 16 14 12 19 n/a n/a 0 1048
2004 972 15 9 13 18 n/a n/a 0 1027
2005 968 12 6 15 15 n/a n/a 0 1016
2006 969 12 7 11 17 n/a n/a 0 1016
2007 1014 11 7 11 10 n/a n/a 0 1053
2008 1014 5 9 13 9 n/a n/a 0 1050
2009 994 5 11 15 7 n/a n/a 0 1032
2010 904 7 11 15 4 n/a n/a 0 941
2011 840 11 10 15 6 0 1 0 883
2012 772 15 6 11 5 0 1 0 810
2013 724 12 6 9 1 0 2 0 754
2014 749 9 5 10 3 0 3 0 779
2015 748 9 5 7 1 0 4 0 774
2016 754 13 6 12 4 0 4 0 793
2017 736 16 2 11 4 0 7 0 776
2018 727 17 3 16 3 0 4 0 770
2019 700 17 4 17 5 0 8 0 751

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 Bradford Area High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 892 68.5 13.0 n/a
1989 877 69.0 12.7 n/a
1990 785 70.3 11.1 0
1991 938 77.0 12.1 n/a
1992 931 70.0 13.3 n/a
1993 916 56.0 16.4 n/a
1994 930 55.5 16.8 n/a
1995 987 57.0 17.3 n/a
1996 987 57.0 17.3 n/a
1997 980 56.6 17.3 n/a
1998 1002 56.0 17.9 n/a
1999 966 54.0 17.9 n/a
2000 945 53.0 17.8 15
2001 1013 57.0 17.8 17.3
2002 1048 64.0 16.4 23.8
2003 1048 64.0 16.4 23.8
2004 1027 65.0 15.8 17.2
2005 1016 62.5 16.3 24.5
2006 1016 65.5 15.5 30.3
2007 1053 64.5 16.3 27.7
2008 1050 70.0 15.0 28.7
2009 1032 68.0 15.2 28.5
2010 941 65.0 14.4 30.6
2011 883 62.0 14.2 30.7
2012 810 57.6 14.0 35.8
2013 754 58.6 12.8 33.3
2014 779 55.2 14.1 35.3
2015 774 56.0 13.8 42.1
2016 793 52.0 15.2 47.9
2017 776 47.6 16.3 50.1
2018 770 46.6 16.5 100
2019 751 48.0 15.6 100

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bradford Area High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 892 68.5 13.0 n/a
1989 877 69.0 12.7 n/a
1990 785 70.3 11.1 0
1991 938 77.0 12.1 n/a
1992 931 70.0 13.3 n/a
1993 916 56.0 16.4 n/a
1994 930 55.5 16.8 n/a
1995 987 57.0 17.3 n/a
1996 987 57.0 17.3 n/a
1997 980 56.6 17.3 n/a
1998 1002 56.0 17.9 n/a
1999 966 54.0 17.9 n/a
2000 945 53.0 17.8 15
2001 1013 57.0 17.8 17.3
2002 1048 64.0 16.4 23.8
2003 1048 64.0 16.4 23.8
2004 1027 65.0 15.8 17.2
2005 1016 62.5 16.3 24.5
2006 1016 65.5 15.5 30.3
2007 1053 64.5 16.3 27.7
2008 1050 70.0 15.0 28.7
2009 1032 68.0 15.2 28.5
2010 941 65.0 14.4 30.6
2011 883 62.0 14.2 30.7
2012 810 57.6 14.0 35.8
2013 754 58.6 12.8 33.3
2014 779 55.2 14.1 35.3
2015 774 56.0 13.8 42.1
2016 793 52.0 15.2 47.9
2017 776 47.6 16.3 50.1
2018 770 46.6 16.5 100
2019 751 48.0 15.6 100

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.




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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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