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About This School

Mars Area Senior High School is a public high school in Adams Township. The principal of Mars Area Senior High School is Ms Anna Saker. 1,003 students go to Mars Area Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 8% of the 1,003 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mars Area Senior High School is 15:1. Pine-Richland High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Hispanic 0.4% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    Small class sizes and amazing tech ed classes. My child had a web technology class where she worked on computer coding and processing...these are the future jobs for our kids!

  • (5 months ago)

    Good luck getting any recognition from the sports teams or the other students if you do not have the name. I mean that there are several large families in the district and those kids in the family are placed at an advantage. The teachers and very closed minded. Although I always felt safe there (with all the metal detectors) it was really all just a scam. We all knew who was sneaking things in and how they were doing it. Really all that school showed us is how to get away with sneaking in cell phones and ipods in the most ways creative ways. The art and music departments are losing all of their funding. 3 out of the 4 kids in my family went here and we all agree it continues to get worse. The youngest of my siblings will not be in the Mars School District much longer. Many of my friends are switching schools graduating early or are rapidly switching to cyber school.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a former student i thought the school was alright!. And i feel that the teaching skills were not that great... and everyone in the school think that they are better then everyone else. Oh and another problem with it is they have a libary but in order to be able to go into it for the computers you have to sing up before your study hall and they only let like 5 kids in at a time. If i had the choice to go here or somewhere i would choose somewhere else.

  • (3 years ago)

    We specifically bought our house in Mars because we heard good things about the school and it appeared that Mars was going to be the right choice for us. I could not have been more wrong. Our son has Aspergers and I soon began to hear from other area parents that Mars is notorious for their difficulty in working with special needs students. I hoped these stories weren't true and thought the parents were just hard to please. That was not the case. Although we have a professional diagnosis and signed a consent for them to evaluate although they knew about our special needs in August and I met with their "team" in September (as he was failing two classes) they have yet to evaluate him or communicate with me. I voiced concern about his adjustment since we just moved states and his Aspergers affects him socially and was assured they would help him by setting him up with mentor students or the guidance counselor. Absolutely NOTHING has taken place. This is exactly the same story I have heard from about 6 other special needs families who are homeschooling now. Even if you don't have a child with special needs be prepared for a lack of communication from the district.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved to Mars School district from a larger district in the area and we could not be happier!! When your child comes home from school telling you that the students are all so nice and helpful it is a direct reflection how well the parents are involved in their children's lives. The teachers make the classes interesting so that my high schooler wants to learn and willingly studies. The discipline the atmosphere the entire learning experience at Mars is exceptional!

  • (4 years ago)

    All in all Mars High School is safe and a good environment for the students. Most of the teachers were pretty good about communicating through email or phone when you reached out with a concern or problem. A few of them would take weeks to get back to you because they didn't check their emails. That is frustrating but not the rule for the majority of them. I was surprised to see Mars ranking lower than some of the nearby schools. I disagree with the ranking.

  • (10 years ago)

    I used to go to Mars High as a student. The school and everyone working there were great. If Mars High has kept their standards up over all these years it should still be a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent safety...metal detectors everywhere.

  • (10 years ago)

    They have metal detectors thats why i gave them a 5 on saftey all in all they were average.

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