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Conestoga Valley Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1378 students

 

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2014:
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Posted July 23, 2014

The CV school district overall is OK. When/if your child has special needs they are very hard to work with as they have limited knowledge of how to deal with them properly and get them into mainstream. As for academics.... I feel they have a few really good teachers that make kids want to learn, most others just teach as a "job" (I've heard this straight out of teachers' mouths) - some of these teachers discuss sensitive information at personal gatherings where many parents are. The sports lack greatly - they should spend their money on getting better coaches and newer equipment than getting artificial turf to keep up with the other more affluent towns (the Jone's syndrome). The school district puts way too much emphasis on cramming kids for the PSSA's than to incorporate these academics into the schools plans so kids do not feel so stressed. Many teachers transfer their stress onto the students when the PSSA time comes. Poorly planned academics :-(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

This school is great academically. They try to make you thrive as much as possible they can and I loved that. But honestly I hated going there due to so many judgmental people.


Posted January 31, 2012

Overall this school is outstanding with the majority of faculty being genuinely concerned for the students , but throughout the entire high school career of a student, you will eventually begin to see that the emphasis is not toward bettering your child for the future, but rather bettering your child for the PSSA's. As a senior in this high school, I find that the majority of things tested in the SAT's and ACT's have NOT been taught in the high school. I am what is considered to be a great student in multiple Honors and College in the High School classes and I did not feel prepared for the material in these tests even with numerous study techniques and preparations. Unfortunately, these tests do not test on CVHS's best department's specialty. History has by far the most caring and helpful of all the departments. The teachers are very well-rounded and helped in subjects that they do not even specialize in. As a history-buff myself,I was extremely impressed with their knowledge. The bus driver's are treated roughly,and there are some that have been rude with the involvement of cursing,screaming,and just a lack of social skills. The board,despite community meetings,does not listen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2011

the school was the bast school i have going to in my life and the peolpe there was nices to the students


Posted June 14, 2008

it is a very nice school and lots of after school activites
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

I am in ninth grade and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2006

Academic courses programs are good. however, the school focus is on PSSA scores and not the success of the individual students. Availability of extracurricular activities exists but their block scheduling makes it difficult for students to become involved in more than one activity. There classes run for 90 minutes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

I just want to say i was a graduate of cv and have a daughter that is currently attending as a senior. This high school was great when i attended and i am still impressed til this day on the academic programs and extracurricular activities that cv offers.There is something for every child in this school. Every student from special needs to being an honor student is treated fairly with respect and care that every child deserves.My daughter is an honor student, is on the tennis team, and is doing an internship for teaching at the elementary school. She wants to graduate college and become an elementary teacher and this program offered in cv was a great start for her and to see if this was what she really wanted to do before she goes off to college.She is headed in the right direction in life because of CVHS.Thanks CV!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
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%
Female71%
Male81%
Black61%
Asian80%
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black72%
Asian73%
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female41%
Male49%
Black28%
Asian40%
Hispanic23%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black95%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
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 72% 71%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 6% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Assistant principal(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (717) 397-8841

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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2110 Horseshoe Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
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Phone: (717) 397-5231

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