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Strath Haven High School

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Posted January 22, 2014

I would recommend Strath Haven to any student who likes to be challenged. There is not a lot of bullying in this school! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2013

This is my second year here in the district--I am a junior--being as I am a transfer student. My experience so far has been phenomenal. I have been more involved in not only extracurricular activities, but with teacher-students relations, classroom discussions, sport activities--that I am not involved in, I I just have a greater sense of school pride--and the list goes on. I love my teachers, and although my classes may sometimes be a little more challenging than my recent classes in my hometown's school, I excel completely due to the help I receive from my teachers, and the will to carry on Strath Haven's great legacy. Transferring to this district was the best decision my family and I had could have possibly made, and I feel that I have a better chance at furthering my education in a 4-year college. Nothing but positive things to say about this school. Side note; we have the best faculty, administration, and principal in all of Delco!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2012

Once a good school with great teachers, now a place with lots of behavior problems, teachers who look for the easy way out, not supportive of students especially ld students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

As a recent graduate of this school, I can say that it was one of the most pleasurable experiences of my life. The education quality tops the charts, the teachers are wonderful and the student body is diverse and friendly. The knowledge I learned here helped me a lot with my SATs and allowed me to get into the college of my choosing. There are just so many good things to say about this school; in short, 10/10. TL;DR This school is awesome. 10/10.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2010

Daughter graduating in June after 12 years in WSSD. She leaves having been educated as if she were already in college her 4 years at Strath Haven High. The extra curricular activities are numerous and diverse. The sports are top notch. The famous marching band has over 420 kids in it--1/3 of the school so that says something about how much the students love the activiities they are offered. Diversity is welcomed. The teachers are caring / responsive. The principal leadership is exemplary. Yes there can be some sections of the district that get heard slightly more than other areas in the district but I think you have that everywhere and have to adjust and learn how to be heard as a parent. A student rated this only 4 stars in parental involvement.I must disagree. It's 5 stars and part of WSSD's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I feel like my son is getting a great education and will be ready for college when he graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Were you proud to say I went to 'your school' ? Well I can after attending the WSSD and even more so to have the ability to be sending my son there too. The previous reviews say it all, there is not much more you could ask of a public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

One of the hardest things I have ever done was to allow my children to live with their Dad all due to the wonderful High School they have and the most caring and in touch case managers looking over our children. They have long difficut days working with students add two seperate parent households they manage to get it all done. Mrs. Marino is the best I have ever worked with after 11 yrs in an other Del. Co. district that there is no comparison to her on going hard work. Always making sure I am up to date with both of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

WSSD cares about its schools and about ALL its students. High academic standards are maintained throughout the district. Equal emphasis is placed on arts and athletics. The community is very supportive and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

there acadmics are awesome and there teahers are very caring and genorus. The students are well behaved and disaplined and seem to be focused on college and life long goals. There are so many extracurricular activites about 85% of the schools student body is involved.The parent involvment is also terrific.This is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

Strath Haven High School is one of the best schools in the surrounding county. It has wonderful teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty. The building was overhauled about four years ago and is already out of room. Students are being shunted into trailers and janitors closets but everyone makes do, and classes proceed as if they were in a real classroom. The school has many extracurricular activities, the marching band alone has 410 people in it about 1/3 of the school. Parent participation although leaves something to be desired. Many parents in the district speak in one loud self-absorbed voice, and the school board tends to be more of a problem then the phone system which doesn't work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2005

We are priviledged to be part of the WSSD community. Strath Haven is a premier school. High levels of acheivement are expected from every student. Arts and Athletics are equally important. More than 10% of last years graduates were National Merit Scholars. The extracurricular opportunities abound.
—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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

291 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

258 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black60%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black68%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black18%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female99%
Male89%
Black88%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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 81% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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205 South Providence Rd
Wallingford, PA 19086
Phone: (610) 892-3470

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