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Upper Dublin High School

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4 stars

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Posted September 28, 2013

This school is very new and has been updated. The teachers are very accommodating and the students are very amiable. There is air conditioning (thank goodness) which his a major update. The technology is very modern as well as the majority of the curriculum. Upper Dublin High School is a very enjoyable school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2013

Upper Dublin High School has been completely updated and what a beautiful facility it is.... My nieces and nephews will all be going to Upper Dublin. My Nephew was the first class to graduate since the remodel and it was a wonderful graduation. I look forward to going to their sport activities.


Posted December 12, 2011

I have a son in his 2nd year (10th) after being homeschool all his life. great transition. he loves the school. chalenging honor classes. beautiful brand new facilities. great staff. great teachers. specially math, computer, science.teachers awnser emails very promptly. pretty helpul counceling staff, though the head of the counseling dep. is not too friendly. no bulling whatsoever. very respectful atmosphere. students are studious and friedly to newcomers. variety of honors and ap classes. variety of lunch choices. school closes on main jewish holidays. the principal, Dr. Rittenhouse, is a very nice person. very approchable and commited to his job and his students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Three of my children are graduates of Upper Dublin High School. All of them have had tremendous success at the college and professional level because of the quality of education that UDHS delivers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

I have seen many different school districts and by far, Upper Dublin is the best. Although the facility is in need of repair, plans are underway for exactly that. After reading an article listing the top schools in the nation, I was extremely surprised that Upper Dublin did not show up. In my opinion, it is most certainly better than some that did make it onto the list. Please, Upper Dublin is the best place to send your child.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2004

UDHS is a terrific school with high academic standards for children who do not have any special needs and have a learning style that fits well in a large classroom and big school environment. However, it is severely lacking in special education. Personal experience has found responsiveness untimely, inappropriate and therefore ineffective. If your child has a special need, I would not recommend this school. Unfortunately, for such a wealthy school district, expertise lies more in knowing how to keep your child from receiving any resources that may cost extra or may require outside services due to the inavailability at the school. As unfair as it is, in the long run, going outside the system will be more beneficial to your child unless you can afford legal counsel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

UD is a fantastic school district. The focus on academics was great, and it was a fun competitive environment. When I left high school there, several local secondary schools such as Temple actually mentioned to me how folks graduating form UDHS were respected. Also, the extracurricular activities were terrific. Two that I was very involved with, music and running (xcountry, indoor & outdoor track) had dynamite instructors/coaches who really helped out students in many ways, and each program had more than it's share of high achievers as measured state wide. Besides the major extracurriculars, there were many academically focused clubs (international club, ecology club) and some activities not necessarily common to every high school available to students (hockey, golf, fencing). I am very happy I attended in that district, and would send my own children through the UD system in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

351 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male82%
Black33%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Black45%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
Black21%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black61%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
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 76% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Black 9% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fort Washington, PA 19034
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