School Details

Ligonier Valley High School

40 Springer Rd, Ligonier, PA 15658
(724) 238-9531

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 & ungraded 572 students 20 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
  • Ligonier Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ligonier Valley High School is a public high school in Ligonier Township. The principal of Ligonier Valley High School is Mr Tim Kantor. 572 students attend Ligonier Valley High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 35% of the 572 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ligonier Valley High School is 20:1. Derry Area Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Hispanic 0.9% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have children in all three Ligonier valley schools. My husband and I have both worked in partnership with school districts as mental health professionals and have experience with school districts in RI MA CT WV and PA. While all school districts have their problems I can say with confidence that Ligonier is one of the best districts we have seen both personally and professionally. The High school ranks in the 7th percentile in the state and 8th in the Nation according to US news and word reports. They received a silver award in that report of 2012. Students can earn an associates degree by graduation and students are now issued ipads starting in 9th grade. New High school principal has made a big difference in friendliness of parent/school interaction. Previous principal was abysmal to say the least. Would give 5 stars but as I said earlier all schools have their issues and this is a small town with the occasional frustrating school politics of a small town.

  • (4 years ago)

    extremely poor school/teacher - parent communication teachers do not respond to parent concerns principal is 'my way or the highway' person who does not welcome parent input

  • (5 years ago)

    *Though Ligonier is small there is no excuse for the misapplication of nearly all funding that is provided for the school. *Not only have I had extreme difficulty in being granted the classes of my choice but many of the teachers have nothing but disrespect for the students. Note that this applies to students other than their favorites of course. Scrutiny is misused in every form possible. I am not reviewing to rebel against the school because I'm a bad kid. In fact I have had very few personal problems with the faculty over the past four years here because I am one of the teacher favorites. But for others this is not the case. It seems almost impossible to live up to the standards of the staff at this school and I would not recommend LV for any student who wishes to receive fair grades under an honest grading policy.

  • (10 years ago)

    My eldest son graduated in 2003 and my youngest son is currently attending the high school. I feel the school should rate first class status. We never had a problem with safety of our kids at the school even in the ninth grade. I believe this is attributable to the excellent administration at the school and the outstanding faculty. Remember high school is what you make it. I believe every opportunity is available to the students that take advantage of them. For such a small school it is amazing as to what is offered both academically and athletic. We were never turned down by a request to talk to any of the staff. When my oldest son comes home from college to visit his first stop is to visit his old teachers and prinicpal. That in it self should tell you enough about the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was not thrilled with the education my eldest son had at this school so we moved to another district before my yogun child reached high school. He got a first class education in a district appoximately the same size as this one.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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