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Schuylkill Valley High School

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4 stars

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Posted June 18, 2013

Strong in liberal arts, but weak in STEM. Use of technology is weak, but looks like there is potential to improve with new leadership changes and fund allocations. Declining/Flat enrollment, and relatively small number of students per grade (@170 or so in an average year) make this a good school for student extra-curricular opportunities. SAT, AP, and 4-year college matriculation have plenty of room for improvement. AP exam costs are paid for by the district. If state school are not in consideration for your student, then seek out Wyomissing or even WIlson. The class of 2013 was competitive at the top end at SV, but wait to see class performance on the whole. For a small district they do offer Chinese language instruction, but with nowhere near the rigor of their Spanish instruction. The School Board of Directors is weak, and in many ways the Employee/Employer lines are reversed. This may be a result of the previous leadership, and perhaps the new leadership will be managed properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

One of the best schools in the county. They have great teachers and sculpt their students into great people.


Posted December 13, 2008

Im a student at SV, and the course work is challenging and a wide variety of courses are offered. However the administration leaves something to be desired. The administration always does 'what looks good' instead of 'whats right'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

It's a pretty good school. I'm in 11th grade, and it's my first year here. So it's good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2006

The quality of the academic programs is outstanding. There is a nice variety of classes to choose from. There is a nice selection of music classes, art classes and sports and other extra curricular activites for students to choose from. Parent involvement could be higher but, on the other hand, it could be lower too.
—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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
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 89% 71%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Black 4% 15%
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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929 Lakeshore Dr
Leesport, PA 19533
Phone: (610) 926-1706

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