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Abington Senior High School is a public high school. The principal of Abington Senior High School is Dr Jeffrey Fecher. 1,913 children attend Abington Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 15% of the 1,913 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Abington Senior High School is 17:1. Bishop McDevitt High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 69%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from Abington High School in 1999 and to this date believe that AHS sculpted me into the successful businessman I am today. They provided a strong academic background while employing teachers who push the boundaries of modern education. Without my AHS education I would not have attended college in Baltimore and not developed into the well rounded person I am today. I'm thankful that public high schools like AHS still exist and are providing high quality education for the children of Pennsylvania.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is a new principal who is absolutely terrific - respected by parents and students and has brought new energy to the school. This school has a lot of diversity and prepares students for the real world while maintaining very high standards academically. Because of diversity behavior is an issue sometimes but the school really highlights achievement in many areas and the kids know what's expected. My children have been prepared for academic competition at the highest level and at college interviews my child has heard that Abington is very well thought of both for academics and for preparing its students to move into the wider world. Terrific art theater music and academics as well with enthusiastic mentors amount the teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    If I could have chosen to go to high school anywhere this would be it. We have great teacheres and extracurriculars especially marching band.

  • (5 years ago)

    Abington has EVERYTHING...the best teachers (ones who act as both educators and mentors) a diverse student population myriad clubs/activities and a friendly environment overall.

  • (5 years ago)

    Abington schools have truly changed and stayed the same in some areas. First the change I've called and written teachers concerning my child and have even informed the principal that I've been trying to contact several teachers and no one has contacted me yet. It's as if they do not care anymore. The teachers are also trying to be friends to the students instead of the teacher until something happens. Secondly the same. There is still alot of harrassing/picking amongst students and nothing is done about it or it's not handled in a timely until something happens between the students. Finally I do not advocate fighting however I do believe that if someone is being taunted regularly or hit the victim has a right to defend themselves. I understand training starts at home however I wish the school could have a class/progam to teach girls/boys the importance of loving/respecting themselves.

  • (5 years ago)

    It was fine a few years ago for me at least. I do see how it is getting out of control with the students. Some of the teachers are good but there are also some not so good ones. Yes there is a lot of teasing going on in there and teacher will most likely not do anything... big surprise there. Its still a good place to learn if you can look past all that. I do think some of the teachers don't belong there. Since they aren't really teaching the students and usually let them do whatever they want in class.

  • (5 years ago)

    School is not really good. Teachers are not in control of students who are breaking all the rules. All ID tags and evrything that school is providing to 'look good' are not helping at all. I think administration needs to spend more time on telling teachers how important silence during the class is. Or maybe how my son turned his homework in and did not recieve grade for it within month after. There are lots of issues that effect not just the schoiol it self but even more - its students!

  • (5 years ago)

    Overcrowding...And teachers 'presenteeism' doesnt count! And are kids being sent from neighboring towns here...it seems like it???

  • (7 years ago)

    the school is ok. its not like it us to be. things seem to be getting out of hand with the students and most of the teachers really dont want to be there and it shows in the way they teach there class. most students are out of control and it is scaring the other students away. they need to tighen up there system a little bit and maybe the school can get better.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is amazing it is very advance in everything for the different classrooms. After any type of problem is reveiwed they get on top of it right away and although it might be tough they won't back down and they will guild you through the whole time. They have the most decaited teachers and staff that I have ever seen. Trust me this school is great.

  • (7 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Abington after attending a Catholic elementary school. Now in college I feel extraordinarily lucky to have attended Abington. I was prepared for college and the real world by great teachers who were dedicated and passionate about their jobs. Of course cliques and teasing existed but there is no high school in the country that is free of these problems. Academically Abington is embracing the 21st century. Classrooms are filled with the latest technology that teachers use to enhance teaching. Sports compete at the highest high school level in Pennsylvania and extracurricular music/art programs are abundant. Abington rewards hard work and good discipline and provides many opportunities to make friends. Get your tax money's worth and send your child to this high school!

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is great if you are in Honors or AP courses. Abington provides challenging courses in this aspect and really prepares you well for college. Extracurriular activities such as sports music and clubs are popular and offer a student a chance to really get involved in his/her school and community. Community service is a must and Mrs. Rodgers the service learning coordinator is a wonderful source and teacher to get acquainted with. As for the level of parent involvement I don't have any comments.

  • (9 years ago)

    This used to be a great school system but it is in decline. It is overcrowded and teachers just don't seem to care anymore. The extracurricular activities still seem above par.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended Abington Schools since Kindergarten. I am horrified at the amount of classifying and grouping that goes on in the student body and the teasing and harassing which is not controlled. One of my children has borne the brunt of the teasing in the classroom the other has learned that it happens every day and the teachers look the other way.

  • (10 years ago)

    The opportunities for both academic and extracurricular challenges have enriched my daughter. Her individual strengths have been recognized and fostered in a myriad of ways at Abington. She has been well prepared for college. The depth of the academic offerings at Abington is noteworthy.

  • (11 years ago)

    Abington Senior High School while trying it's hardest to be 'the best' sometimes forgets how important that in addition to a good education a good social system is needed. It is apparent that even the teachers set up their own 'classifications' and do not attend to the average students needs when it comes to teasing. My child while not having these issues has seen many a student tormented and forgotten- which in Abingtons ridiculously large crowded and overpopulated student body is easily overlooked.

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