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Oley Valley Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 637 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted June 9, 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


Posted May 3, 2010

Poor modeling of intelligence and little critical thinking. Low respect for individualism and even less for diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 5, 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


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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female48%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 96% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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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17 Jefferson St
Oley, PA 19547
Phone: (610) 987-4100

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