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9-12
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Kinzers, PA
Students enrolled: 619

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4033 East Newport Rd
Kinzers, PA 17535

(717) 768-5500
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December 19, 2011
Headed in the right direction. We thought about moving to another district or doing private school but changed our mind and we are glad we stayed. PV has made huge strides in the past few years with changes in administration and curriculum. Now with the laptop program for all HS students (the only one in PA) plus the new physical education center and gym there is no where to go but up. Numbers of those who move on to higher education are low but misleading. Our sd is located in a large agricultural area, so many students pursue other options or do mission work before college. I graduated from PV and know a current teacher and guidance counselor personally. They care about the students and really want kids to suceed. There are the usual disadvantages of going to a small school (weak sports programs at times, everybody knows everybody) but there are advantages as well (sense of community, everybody knows everybody!)

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2009
Has anyone looked at the current rating of the school and the percentage of kids who go on to a four year program? PSSA standings and SAT averages are appalling. SchoolDigger.com currently rates PV at 442nd of 666 Pennsylvania public high schools. I know that this data is only part of the story, but my assessment is that there are low expectations for the students. I believe the administration is just happy if they go onto any advanced education, instead of helping them achieve higher goals and exploring advanced education beyond the standard local mediocre State Universities. Like another parent who provided feedback, I am financially unable to send my child to a private school.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
where in the hell did mr marin go????? this new guy sux.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2009
Pequea Valley is a school that doesn't challenge me a lot. The students here do not care at all about their education and the school just tolerates it. They give students an easy pass out. The parents here also don't give a darn. The teaching is okay, but there are a few that could really get on everybody's nerves. This area is very depressing with a lot of people who don't give a darn about anything and think that the successful (people who care) people of the world should give their hard-earned money to them because it isn't fair (even though they could have been there if they put a little effort). All-in-all the school is okay, but the people here are just a real let-down and i cannot wait to leave. If you want to move to Lancaster County, move a couple miles down the road.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2009
This school is very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
As a student at Pequea it is surprising to hear some (not all) parents complain. I have gone to this school since kindergarten and will be graduating in 2010. I love Pequea! Sure, there are things that it could definitely improve on, but overall it really is a great place to be a part of. For the people that say it does not offer enough opportunities for the students, I have to disagree. I think that it is up to the students to take the initiative. Clubs range in things such as business, farming, technology, volunteering, leadership, and many more. The small class size is great for learning, and teachers really seem to care about the welfare of the students. For as long as I can remember the faculty at Pequea has been encouraging my classmates to the the best that we can be.

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2009
well i think its a good school. just to many ghetto people

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2009
things are getting soooo much better at pv. mr marin and mr aiken are the best principal and asst principal ever. i hope they stick around. maybe we'll win a football game soon.

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2008
Things are getting much, much better at PV. The new principal is amazing and is getting things done. Some of the teachers seem to complain alot, but they shouldn't. PV is great and on its way to the top.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
Great school, I'm a senior at the moment, teachers are great, principal is awsome. Granted the sports teams are rather bad, but the fans are one of a kind. If i had a bad thing to say it would be lack of classes, the number of electives are low is what I'm saying, far to few, and also lack of diverse clubs, most of the clubs are for people who do well in class, no clubs like book club, or computer club or anything like that, most of the ones they have are FBLA, FFA, NHS, Student Council, nothing for every student. Overall I would say an amazing high school.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2008
PVHS does have it share of trouble, but the new principal seems to be getting things turned around. We should all give Mr. Maron a few years to see what he can do. He comes from a school that I hear is very good, so he has lots of ideas and knows what to do. Give him time.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 11, 2007
I absolutely loath sending my children to PVHS, but I can't afford private school or to move. My son, comes home every day upset about the other students, the lunch, the teachers. No one should subject their children to such a horror as PVHS.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Pequea Valley High School gives the children excellent personal attention. This is one of the benefits due to the small size of the school. However, the small size causes disadvantages such as the following: lack of diversity in the student body, as well as, in the staff, and lack of diverse acedemic classes and athletics. The school encourages parent involvement. Overall the teachers exhibit personal concern for the students and a desire to educate them to the best of their abilities. This school encourages the students to participate; however, there needs to be an increase in encouraging the students to use their abilities and move forward in life with them. There needs to be a higher percentage of the students going to colleges, etc.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2005
The students are very narrow-minded in their view of who is acceptable into groups, being mostly fundamentalist Christian in viewpoint. This viewpoint is supported by parents. Grading is a bit skewed in favor of the student in AP classes, with fewer opportunities for the rest. Standards are not as high as they could be. District is divided by those who live in the town and the rest of us. Farming is not appreciated by the highest administration. Don't try to buck the system or present alternate solutions or you'll get in trouble.

- submitted by a parent
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Pequea Valley High School
4033 East Newport Rd, Kinzers, PA  17535
(717) 768-5500
Last modified Pequea Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pequea Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top