School Details

Sharpsville Area Senior High School

301 Blue Devil Way, Sharpsville, PA 16150
(724) 962-7861

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 390 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Sharpsville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sharpsville Area Senior High School is a public high school in Sharpsville. The principal of Sharpsville Area Senior High School is Mr Kirk Scurpa. 390 students attend Sharpsville Area Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 31% of the 390 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sharpsville Area Senior High School is 14:1. Sharon High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.8%
Hispanic 0.5% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    One word. FOOTBALL. If you are not apart of it then good luck. All of our resources are pulled to supply the ever growing need of football. Most sports are being cut to the point where you buy your own equipment. We barely had track and field this year and the academic budget is slipping.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student at Sharpsville and now I am a parents of students...while I agree that it is a clicky school I do not agree that there is no teacher support. I think very highly of the teachers in the district and my kids all do well in school. They range from elementary to the high school and I am proud to say they are all good students. I have also never had a bullying problem and I think that their anti-bullying program they have is very successful. You will never find a school where everyting is perfect and Sharpsville does have its faults but its positives far out way them!

  • (5 years ago)

    Unbelievably clicky. If you had not gone there your entire life you will most likely not be accepted.

  • (7 years ago)

    We were in this school from 2nd grade to 8th grade. Very clicky (teachers and students) not much faculty support. A huge bullying problem. too much put on sports. My child was failing every class in the 8th grade and we switched him to another well known school in the county and within 2 months he was getting A's and B's. (with a huge amount of teacher support). We moved to the Sharpsville School district just to get into that school because of the reviews we had seen on reports but were very disappointed at the actual shortcomings this school really has. This was probably the biggest letdown we had.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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