School Details

Quaker Valley High School

625 Beaver St, Leetsdale, PA 15056
(412) 749-6000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 634 students 13 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
  • Quaker Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Quaker Valley High School is a public high school in Haysville. The principal of Quaker Valley High School is Mr. Andrew Surloff, whose e-mail is 634 children attend Quaker Valley High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 12% of the 634 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Quaker Valley High School is 13:1. Sewickley Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I definitely couldn't ask for a better high school. There aren't very many cliques and we don't have the whole "football-cheerleader" thing going which is incredibly nice. It's a small town school. Everybody knows everybody.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school does well if your child fits a certain type of learning profile that of a student who is average to above average at all subjects. However if your child is exceptional in any way high or low gifted or in need of extra support they fall short of the mark. They have been unable to support my child in the way that has been needed since elementary school. There have been some exceptional teachers along the way though.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are a lot of cliques at this school so i would not suggest this school to anyone who is not used to joining a group. Students are pushed to their highest academic levels and teachers are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent small school. Many AP options very involved caring teachers and helpful guidance counselors.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent and former student I can attest to the quality education this school provides. Students attending this school are truly lucky. The classes are small you get to know all your classmates. There great extracurricular activities. The teachers really care. It really challenges students to achieve.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to QV from kindergarten until graduation and couldn't have asked for a better education. Small class size high academic and extracurricular competition was fabulous. I loved that QV isn't your traditional football-and-cheerleader school our class was small enough that I knew nearly everyone I graduated with personally. We also consistently performed higher academically than many of our peers at prestigious private schools including Sewickley Academy. I also believe the laptop grants and advanced digital technology really prepared me for college law school and beyond.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is the best school in Pittsburgh. Caring teachers strong student body and tons of extra-curriculars for students. Students are extremely prviliged to go here.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a previous student at Quaker Valley I believe the school is well managed and offers a quality education that proficiently prepared me for post-secondary education. The teachers take their jobs seriously and are amongst some of the best teachers I have had or observed. Quaker Valley is a relatively small school therefore at no point was I ever overwhelmed by size or competition. The extracurricular activities are outstanding for how small the school is. QV has a long tradition of being highly competitive in most sports and activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. Caring teachers caring administration and overall one of the best schools in PA. STudents don't realize it now but QV prepares you for the world.

  • (10 years ago)

    Being in a high economic district it does dot cater well to those of lower means. The quality of academic programs are exceptional but the selection in desitute. Extracurricular activites are abundent and very well pushed upon student to be involved in one. Class sizes are nice along with the teachers. Parental involment depends on the parents. Parents usual involvment is driving their teen to practice or an event at the school. The school is well know for its high academic standing.

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