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13083 Buck Valley Rd
Warfordsburg, PA 17267

(717) 294-3251
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December 16, 2014
best school i've ever been to. small, fun, and a very excellent education i went there for a few years but unfortunately had to move to a different near by school that is just ridiculously easy as in the education was horrible, i wanted to go back to southern fulton because my new school wasn't challenging enough i dont even have to really try to get A's. only bad part of sf is that they no longer have football. i would recommend sending your kids to this school.

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2014
I just graduated from this school. But the "last name" thing is really bad but I will say the teachers there are for the most part really nice and a lot of them will you help you with your school work if you need help. Also since it's a small school you get the one on one attention you need for the most part the teachers know you by name since it is after all I single A school. I do however agree with some previous posts about adding AP classes but they do have CP which is college prep you don't actually get any college credit for them but it does help out in the long run. And basketball is the most important sport there is there. But all in all it is a good school. Just be aware of the "last name" thing.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2013
I went to SF all of my school career. The elementary was good as I remember it, but the high school definitely had its problems. Others have mentioned the 'last name' issue-- it's definitely true. I didn't have a right last name, so mostly I was overlooked. While fine with me, it certainly bothered others and is something to watch for. A had a few great teachers, mostly good teachers, and a few that weren't good. Most of them try their best, but they're limited by the school board, the principal at the time I was there (he's since left), and the missteps of the Department of Education. A major problem is the loss of various tech and trade classes. There's no problem with being a "college" school, as others have said, but there does need to be more variety. Whether you go to a 4-year university, community college, trade school, or directly in the workforce, you should have classes available to you for that path. I know cost is an issue, but SFHS should at least try. Many of my classmates went into the military just so they could have a chance at a higher education or to get some skills. They shouldn't have to do that. All in all, it could be worse, but it could be much better.

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2013
I went school here 9th-12th grade. The previous post that mentions nepotism is right on point. It is extremely important to have the "right" last name. This starts at the school board level and trickles down. Two teachers I had really prepared me for collegiate level, thank goodness for them. I experienced bullying from students and teachers, with no consequences to either. As a "new" student (or "move-in" as I was called) the cards were stacked against me as I had no family connections to use to my advantage. For this school to be competitive with the leading school districts, it needs a serious overhaul of those who implement change. School desperately needs AP courses of collegiate level prep. I have also seen MANY people get passed over for jobs for people with the "right" last name...people far less qualified and capable. Luckily I made it out with a decent enough education to graduate from a D1 university. Those who relied on their "family connection" rarely made it that far. All in all, SFHS needs some serious change to their standards and policies for their graduates remain competitive. I would never send my child here.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2010
i went to that school since kindergarden and i finally got out of that nightmare...ill be going to a new school and get a better education. i learned nothing there. no one teached me anything i would ask for help and they would not show me step by step and id still be confused. they picked favorites the ones who were related to each other got the attention and laughs got to lounge in the hallway...that school was favortisism. i was never related to anyone and was picked on alot. i had few friends and was always getting in to trouble while other students got a way with murder...i will nvr send anyone of my children here

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2010
Nepatism is rampant here. Everyone is related to each other and they are the ones to get the school jobs. They are the ones who choose their favorites for sports, accademics and can make your school years good or bad. I have lived her for 15 years, and nobody wants change. That's ok, but sometimes a change is good. My kids have attended SF and 2 have graduated so far. My youngest graduates next year. As far as the curiculum goes, it is really good and the kids do get a descent education. The sad part is, if you don't have the right connections, you will not be allowed to reach your full potential in any extra curriculum activities.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
This school is horrible. I've been going here for two years. I went to WV before. It was much easier. At Southern Fulton you can not wear any facial percings. No hole in jeans. You can not do anything. You can probably get away with alot more at the christian school. I will never ever send my children here.

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2008
I attended this school my entire life. I was not born in-county and my family is not from around there. Contrary to what everyone may believe the community and the school were more than welcoming. The teaching staff is excellent and do their best to make the educational experience exciting. Furthermore, they more than prepared me for the college experience and then some. Finally, simply because their is a lack of ethnic diversity does not mean it is not welcome, it simply means that there are some who have bought into the stereotype of the rural racist and refuse to believe that it could be otherwise. I am attending college to become a teacher. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to teach at this fine institution. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2007
I attended SFHS from 7-12. I enjoyed my high school experience for the most part. The years I attended there I was very satisfied with the agricultural program there. Unfortunately it is going downhill fast. Teachers need to realize that SFHS is not a college school so prepare the students for the life they are going to have.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2006
SFHS is a good place, if you can fit the mold. The problem lies not within the staff, but the school board. The obvious truth is that most of the southern fulton residents cannot afford college, and sine all of the in school tech classes have been eliminated, you wonder why the school % fall below the line. There is more to teaching than teaching, I know, because a few of the faculty there changed my life. The rest of the world has bumped up to the new millenium, as long as the principles are there (and believe you me, they'll hold fast) let's just face the facts. SF kids follow in their mom & dads footprints- blue collar labor- and that is something to be proud of. Let them be really ready for life after they walk out those doors. SFHS will never be a college school. Don't Fail Them!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
I attended SFHS grades 7-12. I have found it interesting what others have written about the school. I have to be honest when I say I loved high school for the most part. That had alot to do with my family and a few close friends. The biggest problem with SFHS is the 'last name' issue. Southern Fulton goes more on your last name and what your parents do rather that who you are and what you can do. They are also very religously close minded as a community. So as you can see if you have the right last name and attend the church they think you should SFHS is the perfect community for you to move into. If you are a family/individual with views that you want heard I encourage you to look further beyond SFHS community.

- submitted by a former student
December 12, 2005
Nice school, I really like it!

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
I find it very interesting that this school is still standing. I regretfully attended it for one year in seventh grade and have been happy since the day I left. Do not attend this school if you are educated in any way. Do not attend this school if you value new experiences and change because you will never experience it at SFHS.The people there live in a ery close minded environment and have succeeded,I see in keeping any one with half a mind from entering its grasp. Thank you for that! I would hate to see any person of worth attend such a hole in the wall school. Your ethnicity chart shows that your ideas about whites being the superior race have not changed for that I pity you. I wish you all the best of misery and please if you are thinking of moving to this area think again.

- submitted by a former student
August 28, 2003
I was just wondering why is that a school the size of SFHS dose not have a football team? It's a shame whenever a small school the size of Hancock has to except our kids to go in there to play ball. We have a nice place for a field and plenty of kids who are interested in playing. Don't you think our kids deserve the same thing.

- submitted by a parent
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Southern Fulton Junior-Senior High School
13083 Buck Valley Rd, Warfordsburg, PA  17267
(717) 294-3251
Last modified Southern Fulton Junior-Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southern Fulton Junior-Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top