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Newtown Square, PA
Students enrolled: 1,140

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120 Media Line Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073

(610) 359-4218
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April 16, 2014
Our school is ranked 21st in the state on schooldiggers.com based on the most recent Keystone exams. That is above Radnor, Conestoga and Great Valley. Only more good to come. With 60 million in renovations, a new Principal and great school spirit, my Freshman son has had only a great experience! Go Tigers!

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2014
Marple Newtown has potential to be a great school, but only if a student really searches for it to be so. Last year, I worked in spite of an oppressive administration, but this year, after being more friendly overall around school, I've realized that a lot of the staff is really willing to help me with my goals. Sure, every school has some bad teachers, and if they could just be fired like that everything would be easy- but that's not the case. The student body is disappointing at best, with a majority of underachievers. A few bright stars shine through though and really benefit from the resources the school has to offer. Don't take honors chemistry. Only advice when it comes to classes.

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2012
I am a Marple Newtown HS alumni that couldn't wait to get my kids back into my old neighborhood and into the school I was so proud of. This was the Biggest Mistake Ever!!. During the freshman night along with parents, the Principal and Vice Principal welcomed the students and the parents with a new change in attendance policy that sounded more like a threat than anything, very disrespectful to the parents. It appeared as if parents have no rights in this matter and the majority of parents I spoke with were very offended. Later that week I learned that over 10 parents withdrew their children from the Marple Newtown Senior High School, I am planning to do the same after hearing frightening stories from many families and how they were treated by the staff and administration when a problem occurred either with a teacher or a bully. I also found that approx 45% of the students in this district do not attend Marple Newtown, Hmm... I wonder Why?

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2011
This school is awful. Suppressing talent and potential at every turn, this school works to depress and squelch any excitement the students could have toward learning. The teachers inadequacy is only bolstered by the administrations appalling aversion to work in any form. Switching out of this penitentiary is the best decision I have ever made.

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2010
i transfwered away from marple cause my parents made me go to christian school. it was the worst decision of my life

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2009
I was an exchange student at marple , and it was the best I ve ever done. The people were so nice and everyone helped us. +++

- submitted by a community member

October 09, 2008
After transferring from the abysmal Upper Darby school district, I feel confident in saying that Marple Newtown is one of the best. It is a shame that this school is not more well known; it deserves more praise and attention. Ranked 35th on the list of 50 Best Greater Philadelphia School Districts. The music program, athletics, and class courses offered are outstanding. I've made friends to last a lifetime. I would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2008
A horrible school for disadvantaged kids. The school just sweeps its 'problem students' into sub-par alternative schools.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2008
Above average school that has stabilized after slipping for several years. Budget pressures from an older population and 30% of students attending private schools limit school district's ability to meet funding goals. Fantastic music program, excellent AP numbers and involved parents. Physical plant was refurbished several yrs ago.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2005
An underappreciated gem. The majority of the faculty are excellent teachers, the administration is very supportive of students, parents and teachers. A smaller high school with a broad range of activities in athletics and the arts.

- submitted by a teacher

April 05, 2005
Once on top- now a fledgling academic institution. Caught in the budgetary dilemma realted to predominantly 65+ residents. Funding not availabel to provide the support needed. Teachers are good but the support for special needs has declined dramatically in last 3 years. Cut backs on supplies and activities. Substandard athletic fields. Poor facilities within the schools. Population shift to less involved parents.

- submitted by a student

March 15, 2005
It is a sad state of affairs when the graduating class of 2005 is told that it is more important for a new football field to be constructed rather than allowing family and friends the opportunity to see their children/etc. graduate in person after 12+ years of work. when did sports become more important than acedemics in this district. knowing now what I know I would look elsewhere before choosing this district for my children. they have spoken loud and clear!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
It's a beautiful school. It was just recently renovated and it looks fantastic.

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Marple Newtown Senior High School
120 Media Line Rd, Newtown Square, PA  19073
(610) 359-4218
Last modified Marple Newtown Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marple Newtown Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top