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2990 West 4th St
Williamsport, PA 17701

(570) 323-8411
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September 27, 2015
WAHS can be an amazing school, though experiences can vary widely from student to student. As an AP student and participant in the school's nationally recognized music program, I feel as if WAHS afforded me a superb education. Students who were in lower level academic classes or who didn't participate in WAHS excellent music and CTE programs may not feel the same way. Like any high school, WAHS has areas where it could improve. No school is perfect. Compared to other schools in the area, I believe WAHS is by far the best. As a larger school, it offers opportunities that the nearby, smaller school districts simply do not have the resources to provide. Furthermore, WAHS has a much more diverse student body than any other nearby schools. On top of receiving an education strong in academics, I learned how to empathize and interact with people much different from myself. WAHS didn't just prepare me for college, it helped me become a kinder and stronger person. Some people may be concerned about WAHS low standardized test scores, or the hyped up "violence" that occurs at the school. Test scores aren't necessarily the best standard for evaluating a school, and the WAHS administration are working hard to improve performance on the tests in any case. And, personally, there wasn't a single day during my time on the hill that I felt unsafe. Some students may act up or fight, but the WAHS faculty works very hard to provide a safe learning environment. Williamsport Area High School is an amazing school, whatever some may say.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2014
This school sucks. I went there for high school and unless your in all Advanced Placement classes you're not going to learn close to anything. I personally felt like my learning had stopped after middle school until I started to teach myself via the internet and books. I was absent for close to half of the school year each school year and still had an b- grade point average while being in college bound classes, which should tell you something about their academic standards. One of the years that I was there they didn't even have a head principal. So overall I really disliked going to school here.

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2014
WAHS is a great school full of oppurtunities that smaller schools do not offer. I have worked here for over 3 years as a custodian and security on weekends, and never had to deal with a bad situation. You do have bad kids as with any school but the majority of the kids are great. The teachers and staff are very knowledgable and efficient. I would want my child to go here!

- submitted by a teacher

August 07, 2013
Wow! Just read the review by the former teacher. She can't spell the word principal or use the proper for of the word, your (hint: in this case it should be you're). Obviously this school does not hire the best and brightest to teach our students.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2011
Williamsport Area School District, especially the high school often gets a bad rap. I have had nothing but good experiences working as a substitute teacher at the high school. What the school does to include students with special needs is phenomenal! The way the regular education students treat the students with special needs is also commendable. The teachers I have substituted for are very experienced and dedicated to their profession. Their profession is also their passion!

- submitted by a teacher

October 10, 2008
I spent the first 3 years of my teaching career at this school and it is scary. They have some of the best teachers, but the principles do next to nothing to help teacher have a good learning enrironment. Williamsport has a huge special education population and it is largly mainstreamed, so if your not one of the best and brightest your classes will be 20%-30% special ed. This will signifigantly influence want you are able to cover and the amout of attention the average student gets. Look at the PSSA scores...they have never made the benchmarks. Major problems.

- submitted by a community member

October 09, 2008
Please do not judge this school on test scores alone. There are quite a few students who will not answer the questions on the test to sabotage the scores. They think it is a joke. With all schools there are good and bad points, it is the same at WAHS. The education opportunities are vast. The music program is exemplary. There are many fine teachers and support staff at this school. What is it lacking? Discipline. And this is not the only school district that has allowed the students to be vulgar and disrespectful. Parents have forgotten to stand behind the authority figures. It is a problem that starts at home. Overall I am pleased with WAHS. My daughters have received a wonderful education from the teachers at this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2008
I go to this school. It has an incredible music program and high educational standards.

- submitted by a student
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December 25, 2007
Music program is absolutly great. Marching Band placed 9th in the usa in large band. Overall great school.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2006
So many excellent programs to choose from - sports and music have been rated among the best in the state several times. Safe school with diversity. Most of the teachers are excellent and everyone has a chance to excel.

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2006
This is a rather large high school. It is huge. The school has a pool, planetarium, horticulture program, childcare program, medical services program, auto tech, graphic arts, and a nationally known music program. The teachers are mostly very good. Teacher turnover is very slight. The student population is diverse. There are many fights. Despite these occurances my duaghter says she feels safe attending the school. Teachers are availabel if a student is willing to go to one for help. 'It's a lot better than middle school,' she stated.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2006
A need for improvement in control in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2005
Williamsport HS has a large number of exemplary teachers, almost all of whom are more than willing to spend hours of extra time teaching students material that goes above and beyond the classroom material. The nationally ranked orchestra program has recently performed for Laura Bush, the governor of Pennsylvania, and the first lady of Pennsylvania. Extracurriculars of all types are available. The Mock Trial team was in the top 10 in the state 2 of the last 4 years. Key Club is one of the strongest chapters in the state. Technology-related activities are rapidly growing, with state-of-the-art equipment available for student use. Basically anything that you want to do can be done at Williamsport. All that you need is the desire to do it.

- submitted by a student
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Williamsport Area Senior High School
2990 West 4th St, Williamsport, PA  17701
(570) 323-8411
Last modified Williamsport Area Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Williamsport Area Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top