School Details

Lewisburg High School

815 Market St, Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 523-3220

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 583 students 14 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
  • Lewisburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lewisburg High School is a public high school in Lewisburg. The principal of Lewisburg High School is Mr David Himes. 583 students attend Lewisburg High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the 583 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lewisburg High School is 14:1. Milton High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 85%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
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% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    On more than one occasion Lewisburg High School has run out of food to serve the students for lunch. Many students were left without lunch. Students who were able to get lunches shared and some students bought food at the vending machines. The school district is not suffering financially and can certainly afford to buy food. However some families are suffering and for those students that lunch might have been the only meal that student thought he or she could count on. The school pays Bucknell University $10 000 for every home football game because they use the university's field but somehow they don't have enough food for the students to eat. This is just one of the examples of how messed up the administration's priorities are. If you were to ask the principal about the situation he would deny it because the only thing he is concerned with is the school's image.

  • (3 years ago)

    NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS IT COULD BE.. Lewisburg gets excellent students and supportive parents. It resembles a suburban school district. The district encompasses the more affluent areas in the general area and gets a special boost from the Bucknell faculty children and the children of many Geisinger doctors who choose to live in Lewisburg. There are many kids that would do well on tests if told to teach themselves. The school adds less than it should. The classes are not rigorous and little homework is required. While AP classes are offered most of the students in those classes are encouraged to not actually take the exam which hurts the students who could do more if pushed. College admissions are a problem. Year after year brilliant students that should be heading to the Ivies or equivalent schools get turned down. The school does not seem to have a strong reputation with admission offices nor does it have counselors skilled at deciphering the process for students and parents. The administrators and many teachers seem not to have been exposed to excellent schools. They are content to be the best school in a backwater but so much more would be possible with vision.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lewisburg Area High School is simply great! The school prepares students for college and life.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children enjoy Lewisburg High school it is a small school and kids are able to meet and join in easily which is a must for children who move because of family job promotions.

  • (10 years ago)

    I switched high schools to attend Lewisburg. The administration at Lewisburg was better prepared than the other school to deal with issues of diversity harassment etc. The academics were far superior to the academics at West Snyder HS as well. For the size of the town and the conservative nature of the area and compared to other area schools Lewisburg HS offers the best rounded education a student can get.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school seems to show a clickish attitude not only among the students but also the teachers. Teachers who are well qualified are not being considered instead those who know board members or other influential citizens will become teachers even if they are not qualified. They also seem to be a district where they have to try all the new teaching concepts and throw out teaching practices that have worked.

  • (11 years ago)

    Lewisburg has an excellent music department more sports than anyone could manage to participate in and virtually no academics. The teachers teach nothing and the students learn nothing even though they are enrolled in various classes. Students dress as if they are going to the beach not to school. The emphasis is on social and athletic events and parents are discouraged from attempting to convince their children to take classes instead of study halls. Acceleration is not allowed. The school day is too long and the students schedules are full of required wasted time during which they are incredibly bored.

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