School Details

Schuylkill Valley High School

929 Lakeshore Dr, Leesport, PA 19533
(610) 926-1706
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 668 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
71%
60%
73%
73%
68%
56%
56%
42%
92%
92%
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
  • Schuylkill Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Schuylkill Valley High School is a public high school in Ontelaunee. The principal of Schuylkill Valley High School is Mr David Haughney. 668 children attend Schuylkill Valley High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the 668 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Schuylkill Valley High School is 14:1. Muhlenberg High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 91%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Strong in liberal arts but weak in STEM. Use of technology is weak but looks like there is potential to improve with new leadership changes and fund allocations. Declining/Flat enrollment and relatively small number of students per grade (@170 or so in an average year) make this a good school for student extra-curricular opportunities. SAT AP and 4-year college matriculation have plenty of room for improvement. AP exam costs are paid for by the district. If state school are not in consideration for your student then seek out Wyomissing or even WIlson. The class of 2013 was competitive at the top end at SV but wait to see class performance on the whole. For a small district they do offer Chinese language instruction but with nowhere near the rigor of their Spanish instruction. The School Board of Directors is weak and in many ways the Employee/Employer lines are reversed. This may be a result of the previous leadership and perhaps the new leadership will be managed properly.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the best schools in the county. They have great teachers and sculpt their students into great people.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a student at SV and the course work is challenging and a wide variety of courses are offered. However the administration leaves something to be desired. The administration always does 'what looks good' instead of 'whats right'.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a pretty good school. I'm in 11th grade and it's my first year here. So it's good.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of the academic programs is outstanding. There is a nice variety of classes to choose from. There is a nice selection of music classes art classes and sports and other extra curricular activites for students to choose from. Parent involvement could be higher but on the other hand it could be lower too.

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(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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