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Souderton Area Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2193 students

 
 

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Posted May 17, 2010

I went to SAHS for high school and had a wonderful experience. I think that the classes are very challenging and prepared me for college level courses. The senior english courses were very helpful for SAT prep. I took AP environmental science, and there were tons of hands-on in the field trips that were fun. Also the sports teams are a big part of school there, and there is one for everyone to join. I would definitly recommend sending a child here.


Posted February 19, 2009

Perfect school! The information technology department put me on the right track to becoming an award winning Network Administrator for the USAF. Thank you Mr. Hazlett!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2007

This fine institution offers such a large branch of educational opportunities.


Posted February 15, 2006

The Souderton Area High School is among the best in Montgomery and Bucks County. It has nearly 1600 students who consistently succeed to and beyond the state of Pennsylvania's Standards. This high school also shows 93% of its students to an institution of higher education after graduation. Athletically, Souderton has become one of the most difficult competitors at league, District 1 and state levels, becoming victorious at the AAAA (most difficult) division of state compitition. During the fall and winter 2005-2006 sports seasons, the Souderton Indians tallied 4 Sub One League Championships, 3 District 1 Championships, and one State Title in Water Polo. Other championship teams include: basketball, mens soccer, womens field hockey. All teams are supported by very proud Souderton student fans. This is clearly one of the primier public schools in the BUX-MONT Area, one which any parent or student would be honored to be affiliated with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2005

Souderton Area High School, in general, presents a positive educational experience. It's strongest accademic departments are english, history, latin, physics, and computer science; whereas it is weakest in mathematics, french, and chemistry. A diverse variety of sports are offered at Souderton. The swimming, water polo, and volleyball team are some of the best in the state, and other sports such as track and field are also well run. The football team, however, has recently suffered a long losing streak. Souderton's music and art programs are both strong, in particular, the jazz band and drumline have excellent reputations. Souderton offers a large number of art courses, ranging from pottery to digital animation. The school, while becoming more populated due to a population increase in the district, maintains a reasonably low teacher to student ratio. School facilities - in particular, the computer labs and the pool, are excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2005

I believe this high school is amazing, there are a few kinks they need to work out, such as administration but overall I think students learn well in this environment. There is little or no fighting and a humoungous amount of things students can be involved in on campus. With the addition of a new high school in a few years the school will only get better!
—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.

482 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

483 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

489 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black56%
Asian82%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black63%
Asian81%
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female50%
Male69%
Black35%
Asian64%
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black94%
Asian96%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)87%
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 87% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
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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625 Lower Rd
Souderton, PA 18964
Phone: (215) 723-2808

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