School Details

Brandywine Heights High School

103 Old Topton Rd, Mertztown, PA 19539
(610) 682-5102
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 569 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

66%
66%
60%
87%
87%
68%
66%
66%
42%
88%
88%
83%

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
  • Brandywine Heights Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brandywine Heights High School is a public high school in Rockland Township. The principal of Brandywine Heights High School is Mr Demetrios Thermenos. 569 students attend Brandywine Heights High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the 569 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Brandywine Heights High School is 12:1. Gateway Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 98% 97%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Please for the sake of your children check the surrounding school districts before you relocate here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our high school has many problems and it seems they take sports more seriously then school. All sports make fun of each other and cause conflict. They also vandalize other sports' equipment. All the girls teams get put last too. I feel like the teaching methods ONLY IN THE HIGH SCHOOL aren't satisfactory. They complain about their salary half of the younger teachers get in "moods" because of personal problems and it effects our learning. Many schools may have similar problems but I would suggest Kutztown Fleetwood or even as far as High Point Baptist Academy.

  • (4 years ago)

    It sounds to me like the negative reviews here are emotional reactions from parents to something recently that may have happened to their child and not rational critiques. If you care about your school and your community do not scare families from moving here simply to vent frustration. I have been through engineering school and law school; and compared to my collegues the education I received from Brandywine Heights was superior to most (although Rockland Elementary may have been key in my formative years). To those who compare it to other local schools the grass is always greener on the other side and you would surely find similar problems there as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    They are in need of help. If you are thinking about moving into this school district look at the surrounding districts first.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children go to this school and I wouldn't recommend moving into this school district. All my children have been honor student and then some. But this school leadership and teachers are not up to par then other schools in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    although our school is known for excellent sports a fine art and music program and honor students attending this high school is unbearable. the schools counselors are unreliable they send students applications for certain things such as college applications and transcripts late. Our administration may say that they our here to help students but clearly do not. We have a no bullying tolerance here at our school and i feel as if nothing is being done about it. I know a number of students who have problems with bullying and the administration know about it but nothing is being done. They wait until something happens before their eyes and accuse or falsely accuse students. Nothing is done right away because our school is worried about other things such as a school dress code violation rather then someone's educational enviornment being threatened.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandaughter recently transferred to BHSD. It has been a most enjoyable experience for her and I both.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is one of the best school districs our son is a honor student along with alot of honors.

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