Conestoga Valley Senior High School

2110 Horseshoe Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 397-5231

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1378 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
  • Conestoga Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Conestoga Valley Senior High School is a public high school in Leacock-Leola-Bareville. The principal of Conestoga Valley Senior High School is Mr Perry Pritchard. 1,378 children attend Conestoga Valley Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the 1,378 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Conestoga Valley Senior High School is 16:1. Lampeter-Strasburg Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 71%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Hispanic 14% 15%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter is a gifted student who attended Conestoga Valley up until last year I finally had enough of banging my head against the wall to get the school to acknowledge her GIEP and pulled her out last spring and entered a cyber school. Unfortunately the Conestoga Valley School District is still fighting sending her paperwork to the new school. Over 6 months later and I am still having to call the school to beg for test scores and paperwork to be sent I know my children were not important when they attended this school and now that I finally pulled them out and got into a decent and responsive school the difference is amazing. If you have gifted children you would not believe the opportunities that exist for enrichment through the cyber schools it blows the pathetic attempts by Conestoga Valley away. I no longer have to beg for a yearly conference the cyber school wants to offer interesting and so far amazing options to my kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    The CV school district overall is OK. When/if your child has special needs they are very hard to work with as they have limited knowledge of how to deal with them properly and get them into mainstream. As for academics.... I feel they have a few really good teachers that make kids want to learn most others just teach as a "job" (I've heard this straight out of teachers' mouths) - some of these teachers discuss sensitive information at personal gatherings where many parents are. The sports lack greatly - they should spend their money on getting better coaches and newer equipment than getting artificial turf to keep up with the other more affluent towns (the Jone's syndrome). The school district puts way too much emphasis on cramming kids for the PSSA's than to incorporate these academics into the schools plans so kids do not feel so stressed. Many teachers transfer their stress onto the students when the PSSA time comes. Poorly planned academics -(

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great academically. They try to make you thrive as much as possible they can and I loved that. But honestly I hated going there due to so many judgmental people.

  • (3 years ago)

    Overall this school is outstanding with the majority of faculty being genuinely concerned for the students but throughout the entire high school career of a student you will eventually begin to see that the emphasis is not toward bettering your child for the future but rather bettering your child for the PSSA's. As a senior in this high school I find that the majority of things tested in the SAT's and ACT's have NOT been taught in the high school. I am what is considered to be a great student in multiple Honors and College in the High School classes and I did not feel prepared for the material in these tests even with numerous study techniques and preparations. Unfortunately these tests do not test on CVHS's best department's specialty. History has by far the most caring and helpful of all the departments. The teachers are very well-rounded and helped in subjects that they do not even specialize in. As a history-buff myself I was extremely impressed with their knowledge. The bus driver's are treated roughly and there are some that have been rude with the involvement of cursing screaming and just a lack of social skills. The board despite community meetings does not listen.

  • (4 years ago)

    the school was the bast school i have going to in my life and the peolpe there was nices to the students

  • (7 years ago)

    it is a very nice school and lots of after school activites

  • (7 years ago)

    I am in ninth grade and I love it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic courses programs are good. however the school focus is on PSSA scores and not the success of the individual students. Availability of extracurricular activities exists but their block scheduling makes it difficult for students to become involved in more than one activity. There classes run for 90 minutes.

  • (10 years ago)

    I just want to say i was a graduate of cv and have a daughter that is currently attending as a senior. This high school was great when i attended and i am still impressed til this day on the academic programs and extracurricular activities that cv offers.There is something for every child in this school. Every student from special needs to being an honor student is treated fairly with respect and care that every child deserves.My daughter is an honor student is on the tennis team and is doing an internship for teaching at the elementary school. She wants to graduate college and become an elementary teacher and this program offered in cv was a great start for her and to see if this was what she really wanted to do before she goes off to college.She is headed in the right direction in life because of CVHS.Thanks CV!!

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