School Details

Cocalico Senior High School

810 South 4th St, Denver, PA 17517
(717) 336-1423

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1030 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cocalico School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cocalico Senior High School is a public high school in Adamstown. The principal of Cocalico Senior High School is Dr Andrew Terry. 1,030 students go to Cocalico Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 19% of the 1,030 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cocalico Senior High School is 16:1. Washington Educational Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I am so unhappy with the way the high school deals with children that have IEP's. They have a habit of telling the parents what they want them to know not the law.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a senior at the high school. I am so impressed with the district. The counslors and administration focus on the students and for them to be the best citizen and student they can be. The teachers worked with my son to improve his study habits and gave him the self esteem to continue with his education.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in 9th grade and my daughter graduated from Cocalico the communication is great and Mr Shimko is a pleasure to work with

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been a substitute teacher at Cocalico High School for 5 years. The administration and faculty are a pleasure to work with. The lesson plans are always clear and thorough. There is a wide range of courses available. There are AP courses vo-tech courses photography journalism etc. The level of teacher committment is exceptional. If a student wants to he can get a very good education. The student body is generally pleasant. Like any school there are problems but on the whole the students are polite and respectful.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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