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9-12
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Oley, PA
Students enrolled: 637

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17 Jefferson St
Oley, PA 19547

(610) 987-4100
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December 03, 2014
I am a senior studedent currently enrolled in the Oley Valley and while this school was amazing the past few years really brought the school down. In the past 4 years they have cut 6 teachers due to the budget. A lot of the classes are being cut to. For example realities of life class which when I started was required will no longer be available next year. Sometimes I feel like the school spent way to much on the laptops they bought students to use during school. While this may help some kids its a huge distraction and dosent teach you anything it just tell a you. How is that learning? The school cares way to much about test scores and state scores now. I wish the school would go back to caring for its students again like it did.

- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2014
I recently moved my family to Oley and have enrolled my girls in the districts high school. The staff were all very helpful and showed a sincere interest in the well being of my children. The staff and counselors were very patient and understanding with my millions of questions. My girls have been well treated and simply love the school and I'm confident that they will receive an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
At this school there are far too many rednecks who think they rule the school. Also, there is little diversity. I would say 98% Caucasian. The teachers are not very outstanding except for a select few. The school itself is small and a tad boring, but the majority of the student body knows each and every student of the school. Field Hockey and Baseball are the schools most standout sports, and Basketball just behind in popularity. Oley has a bad reputation compared to most of the schools surrounding it. This school seems to be pretty well rounded academically, but the teachers seem to pick favorites as in every other school, so if your child is not a teachers pet then they will actually have to study and not ease his or her way through.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 03, 2010
Poor modeling of intelligence and little critical thinking. Low respect for individualism and even less for diversity.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2008
The teachers are great at oley and the princple at the high school always takes care of legitimate problems, but the counsellors are harable

- submitted by a student
February 15, 2008
I don't understand why one reviewer stated that the theater department could use 'help'. Music, theater, and sports are the big things in Oley, and if your child is not into that, then you might want to look at programs offered in other places, because you sure won't find them here. Test scores are high and it is a good learning environment. There's not much to do in the area, however, and bored teenagers = trouble. Students are, as another reviewer stated, very clique-ish. And, as many of the other reviewers stated, the town is very closed minded. There is almost NO diversity amoungst the students, and I've seen many students harassed for being 'different'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 26, 2007
Oley Valley High School often gets a bad rap because of the size and the rural location. Compare academics with surrounding schools, even the larger ones, to see that it measures up fine. Actually OVHS math students do much better on average with the AP Math tests then most other schools in Berks County. Also the grading system is much more strict, with a 92 being a B and not an A minus like other schools. I wish there would be more bells and whistles for the kids to enjoy. Berks County is not an area that likes change, and Oley is in rural Berks. I know my kids will be prepared for college. The extras will have to come from there.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2006
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February 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
the availability of music and art is pretty decent, although the theater department could use some help. sports and extracurricular activities are good. the people of the town tend to be closed minded and the kids quite clique-ish.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
Oley Valley High School provdes a country environment. The academic programs are not quite up to par with those of larger schools. Opportunities for expression through the arts occur less than average. Sports are below par with the exception of field hockey. All and all, it is a nice environment. Just don't expect the extras you would find in a larger school.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
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Oley Valley Senior High School
17 Jefferson St, Oley, PA  19547
(610) 987-4100
Last modified Oley Valley Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oley Valley Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top