Northern Lehigh Senior High School

Public 9-12

 1 Bulldog Ln
       Slatington, PA  18080-1337


(610) 767-9832

District: Northern Lehigh School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
423rd of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,661 Help


Feeder schools for Northern Lehigh Senior High School:

Elementary:    Peters Elementary School
    Slatington Elementary School
Middle:    Northern Lehigh Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  487

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.6%
Hispanic:
16.2%
Two or more races:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.4% Help


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Compare Details Northern Lehigh Senior High School ranks worse than 62.8% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.95. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Northern Lehigh 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 (78.6%), Hispanic (16.2%), two or more races (3.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northern Lehigh Senior High School is 13.4. (See more...)
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Compare Northern Lehigh Senior High School employs 36.2 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northern Lehigh Senior High School is $20,661.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Northern Lehigh Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Northern Lehigh Senior High School 423rd of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Northern Lehigh Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Northern Lehigh School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Northern Lehigh School District 411th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northern Lehigh Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Northern Lehigh Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 43.31 397th 583 31.9%
2004 43.80 388th 590 34.2%
2005 35.16 464th 593 21.8%
2006 58.06 308th 604 49.0%
2007 65.90 231st 615 62.4%
2008 53.02 356th 621 42.7%
2009 53.96 346th 632 45.3%
2010 62.43 279th 649 57.0%
2011 73.00 173rd 660 73.8%
2012 55.92 361st 664 45.6%
2013 51.46 347th 591 41.3%
2014 57.86 284th 580 51.0%
2015 48.73 435th 680 36.0%
2016 49.96 431st 677 36.3%
2017 52.60 401st 663 39.5%
2018 66.47 299th 673 55.6%
2019 51.04 425th 693 38.7%
2022 45.41 419th 634 33.9%
2023 44.95 423rd 674 37.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Northern Lehigh Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 35.42 449th 652 31.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Northern Lehigh Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.21 492nd 502 2.0%
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Rank History for White students at Northern Lehigh Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.23 407th 577 29.5%
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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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by a student
Friday, June 5, 2009

Open Quote What a school Northern Lehigh is. The most hated school of the year. I'm surprised there still opened. The school has done nothing to prepare us students for the real world. People that are in college are struggling because Northern Lehigh teachers have not taught us the things we need to know. We have multiple safety issues that need to be addressed. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Northern Lehigh 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 548 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a -28 522
1989 529 2 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1990 475 7 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1991 450 5 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1992 438 6 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 453
1993 459 4 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1994 466 4 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 478
1995 500 2 1 8 2 n/a n/a 0 513
1996 500 2 1 8 2 n/a n/a 0 513
1997 484 3 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1998 469 3 4 12 3 n/a n/a 0 491
1999 465 6 3 11 0 n/a n/a 0 485
2000 459 3 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 466 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2002 683 4 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2003 683 4 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 692
2004 674 12 3 19 0 n/a n/a 0 708
2005 683 5 1 21 0 n/a n/a 0 710
2006 699 5 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 710
2007 666 10 1 22 0 n/a n/a 0 699
2008 674 10 2 21 0 n/a n/a 0 707
2009 655 10 0 20 1 n/a n/a 3 689
2010 648 11 2 22 0 n/a n/a 6 689
2011 613 11 2 25 0 0 1 0 652
2012 541 8 1 36 0 0 1 0 587
2013 515 14 2 38 0 0 4 0 573
2014 470 11 4 43 0 0 5 0 533
2015 461 12 4 52 0 0 8 0 537
2016 461 10 7 58 0 0 10 0 546
2017 432 5 7 60 0 0 11 0 515
2018 436 3 5 53 0 0 15 0 512
2019 401 2 5 63 0 0 13 0 484
2020 378 5 2 61 1 0 29 0 476
2021 391 7 3 67 1 0 9 0 478
2022 367 6 3 82 2 1 9 0 470
2023 383 3 5 79 1 1 15 0 487

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 Northern Lehigh Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 522 35.0 14.9 n/a
1989 538 36.0 14.9 n/a
1990 487 42.5 11.4 0
1991 461 35.0 13.1 n/a
1992 453 35.5 12.7 n/a
1993 468 30.0 15.6 n/a
1994 478 30.5 15.7 n/a
1995 513 32.0 16.0 n/a
1996 513 32.0 16.0 n/a
1997 493 33.5 14.7 n/a
1998 491 33.0 14.9 n/a
1999 485 31.5 15.4 n/a
2000 472 32.5 14.5 17.2
2001 472 33.0 14.3 14.8
2002 692 41.5 16.7 18.6
2003 692 41.5 16.7 18.6
2004 708 41.8 16.9 19.6
2005 710 43.4 16.4 18.2
2006 710 42.6 16.7 17.3
2007 699 43.5 16.1 12.6
2008 707 42.6 16.6 22.2
2009 689 42.1 16.3 24.8
2010 689 43.1 15.9 28.7
2011 652 44.1 14.7 28.2
2012 587 41.4 14.1 32.2
2013 573 41.4 13.8 33.3
2014 533 41.3 12.8 36.8
2015 537 41.0 13.0 39.7
2016 546 38.0 14.3 37.9
2017 515 38.5 13.3 24.1
2018 512 38.5 13.2 27
2019 484 40.0 12.0 22.9
2020 476 37.1 12.8 29.6
2021 478 35.8 13.3 21.8
2022 470 36.5 12.8 24.3
2023 487 36.2 13.4 68.4

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 Northern Lehigh Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 522 35.0 14.9 n/a
1989 538 36.0 14.9 n/a
1990 487 42.5 11.4 0
1991 461 35.0 13.1 n/a
1992 453 35.5 12.7 n/a
1993 468 30.0 15.6 n/a
1994 478 30.5 15.7 n/a
1995 513 32.0 16.0 n/a
1996 513 32.0 16.0 n/a
1997 493 33.5 14.7 n/a
1998 491 33.0 14.9 n/a
1999 485 31.5 15.4 n/a
2000 472 32.5 14.5 17.2
2001 472 33.0 14.3 14.8
2002 692 41.5 16.7 18.6
2003 692 41.5 16.7 18.6
2004 708 41.8 16.9 19.6
2005 710 43.4 16.4 18.2
2006 710 42.6 16.7 17.3
2007 699 43.5 16.1 12.6
2008 707 42.6 16.6 22.2
2009 689 42.1 16.3 24.8
2010 689 43.1 15.9 28.7
2011 652 44.1 14.7 28.2
2012 587 41.4 14.1 32.2
2013 573 41.4 13.8 33.3
2014 533 41.3 12.8 36.8
2015 537 41.0 13.0 39.7
2016 546 38.0 14.3 37.9
2017 515 38.5 13.3 24.1
2018 512 38.5 13.2 27
2019 484 40.0 12.0 22.9
2020 476 37.1 12.8 29.6
2021 478 35.8 13.3 21.8
2022 470 36.5 12.8 24.3
2023 487 36.2 13.4 68.4

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 Northern Lehigh Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $570 (2.4%) $22,925 (97.6%) $23,495
2020 $520 (2.5%) $20,450 (97.5%) $20,970
2021 $974 (5.0%) $18,549 (95.0%) $19,522
2022 $1,327 (6.4%) $19,334 (93.6%) $20,661

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northern Lehigh Senior High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 425th of 693 High schoolsRanks 423rd of 674 High schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Northern Lehigh Senior High School)60.225.3
 34.9%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Northern Lehigh Senior High School)63.953.4
 10.5%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Northern Lehigh Senior High School)63.352.2
 11.1%
   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 Students484487
 0.6%
African American23
 50%
American Indian01
Asian55
Hispanic6379
 25.4%
Pacific Islander01
White401383
 4.5%
Two or More Races1315
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.9%68.4%
 45.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Northern Lehigh Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 487 students attended Northern Lehigh Senior High School.

Northern Lehigh Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Peters Elementary School
Elementary : Slatington Elementary School
Middle : Northern Lehigh Middle School

Northern Lehigh Senior High School ranks 423rd of 674 Pennsylvania high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Northern Lehigh Senior High School are 79% White, 16% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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