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Radnor Senior High School

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4 stars

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Posted July 1, 2014

Having graduated from Radnor seven years ago, I am truly grateful for the top-notch education that I received as well as the abundance of extracurricular opportunities that were available to me during my time there. There is a real sense of community within the student body and the staff, and the amount of resources available to students is second to none. The resulting graduation rate and number of students that go on to attend top-tier universities is a direct result of the culture that is prevalent at Radnor and will hopefully continue to inspire future generations of students to achieve their goals.


Posted May 4, 2014

Moving to the West Coast from Radnor High School and we will really miss this community. Size is perfect at 1200 -- there is a place for everyone. Academics are top notch with a caring teaching staff. Lots of room within the athletics program. Science dept isn't special and I could see how someone who was economically disadvantaged might feel uncomfortable at times, but overall, Radnor has been a special place for our kids and family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

I'm a senior at Radnor High School and I couldn't ask for anything more. I don't only get an education that some students dream of, but I am surrounded by a clean and caring community making sure their students succeed. Radnor is full of so much life and there is always an event bringing our community together. I have slowly watched alumni graduate from Radnor High School and every single one of them have become successful. This school prepares you for college in ways people don't even realize. I am only in college prep courses but they are the classes I will be taking as a freshman in college. You are only put in slower classes if you do not try. I have struggled too, but every teacher cares to make sure you try your hardest. Its ultimately up to the student though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Excellent teachers, wide range of choices for classes and sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I was a new student as a freshman and was amazed at the academic intensity and range of extra curriculars offered at Radnor. The pride and traditions that come with the school are so much fun. I wouldn't trade my experience there for the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

If your child has any learning needs, he/she is simply put into 'support' and forgotten. The school focuses on statistics and any child that doesn't fit the mold gets shoved aside and forgotten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2006

Great schools and great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

The academic programs (specifically the math program) are challenging; there are an abundance of creative arts programs, such as band, orchestra and art; and parents are involved at all levels.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2005

The best thing about the Radnor Twp Schools is the quality of the students, which I see as more the product of the community (professional, accomplished, athletic, well-adjusted, etc) than the product of the school district per se. My children's experiences in Radnor were that the elementary schools are absolutely fantastic, the Middle School was disappointing, and that the High School was simultaneously wonderful and horrible depending on the teacher. The High School in particular is geared towards the over-achiever, and judging by the number of National Merit Scholars (10 to 15 each year)and the quality of the college acceptances, it clearly is meeting the needs of these students. It does a slightly less-successful job, however, meeting the needs of students who do not fit the overachiever mold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2004

I can not say enough good things about Radnor. The educational standards are beyond impressive. The sports consistently compete at a state championship level. The community is wonderful and involved with the school. The students have high ambitions and the school continues to push the envelope for public schools in the entire U.S. Living in Radnor School District is an overall excellent experience for any family.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 19, 2004

I was recently graduated from Radnor High School, and I could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this school. Radnor has so many unique programs from which all students benefit. It is an academically superb school and has excellent athletics as well. In my experience, my teachers truly cared about their subjects and were excited to share their knowledge with others. As for the social aspect of the school, there is a group of friends for everyone. Some students aren't as kind as others, but you get that almost anywhere when you put 1000 teenagers in one building. I loved Radnor.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 10, 2004

I am not a parenet I am a student. As a student I love radnor it is a great place to learn. We have alot of freedom and great relationships with the people here. The staff is always avalible. Some students can be 'clicky' but most are open and great people. I think Radnor is a wonderful place to grow up and a very good school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

A strong social caste system prevails at Radnor based solely on the clothes you wear and the car you drive. Academically, Radnor stresses extrinsic rewards over the intrinsic values of education. If you are considering Radnor School District as a place to settle your family....don't. Move to Tredyffrin-Easttown.
—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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black37%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black63%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female53%
Male63%
Black10%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black84%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
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 78% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 3% 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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130 King of Prussia Rd
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 293-0855

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