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Twin Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1006 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted September 1, 2013

I love this school. The academics are excellent, and the music program is one of the best. There is a wide variety of athletics and activities to be involved in, so there is something for everyone. I love most of the kids in my grade, and all the teachers will be there for you if you need extra help or just someone to talk to. The sense of community is great, I feel like I'm apart of something wonderful. I highly recommend this school to anyone. RAIDER NATION!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2013

The Twin Valley School District is awful !!!! My child also was bullied at the middle school and the guidance counselor did nothing, it got to the point where my child had to be injured and they suggested I start home schooling. Even after starting the cyber school program I still had trouble with the guidance counselor setting it up, and it has not gotten any better with the guidance counselor at the high school. I would send my child back to Coatesville Area School's in a heart beat over Twin Valley. All Twin Valley does is try to pretend they are so concerned about the students, when all they are worried about is their reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

My son is in 7th grade. It took TVSD 6 years to realize that he had a learning disability. Unreal!!! My son struggled all through elementary school with homework. His 4th grade teacher even laughed at the fact that my son would play his headphones in class in stead of paying attention, when I met with her and the guidance counselor at his parent/teacher conference. So unprofessional!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

My husband and I are really happy our children are getting an education at this school. TVHS has a wide range of classes, extra curricular activities, and support. Every staff member I have dealt with has been cordial and supportive in giving me information about what they are teaching my children. The students are also kind and like to learn. For the previous review, it doesn't seem the parent is very well educated so they should be the one learning, not their child. Twin Valley is great, I really recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

My second child graduated in May.My first was an advanced and my second was in learning support. I think I have seen all angles. Run, run fast!!!This school is only for the very self motivated independent learner. There is essentielly No learning support at all. They waste all that money. On what,I'd like to know! My child past year after year and now I find he can't read and has know real vocabulary. He can't pass a college entrance exam. Beware! You have been warned! Curriculum is very weak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

Twin Valley School District provides its students a quality education. From the Guidance Staff to the Principals to the Super of the District, they provide a balanced curriculum with guided attention to the needs of every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

Good and prepare well for real world experiences
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

Excellent teacher student ratio. Well qualified Teachers, hands on Principal, Vice Principals and Guidance. Academic Programs are broad and include college preparatory courses along with advanced programs for advanced students and learning programs for students who need extra assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2003

Twin Valley is a place for educational growth for all of its students. However, since it is a small school located in rural area, its budgeting does not allow for an expansion on extracirricular activites nor advanced classes. Twin Valley is also very much so technologically advanced with computers in every classroom, allowing students to access the Internet for educational reasons at any time.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female97%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 71%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4897 North Twin Valley Rd
Elverson, PA 19520
Phone: (610) 286-8614

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