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Pequea Valley High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 18, 2009

where in the hell did mr marin go????? this new guy sux.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted March 29, 2009

This school is very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted March 1, 2009

well i think its a good school. just to many ghetto people
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted August 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 4, 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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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students52%
Female47%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 93% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4033 East Newport Rd
Kinzers, PA 17535
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