School Details

Exeter Twp Senior High School

201 East 37th St, Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-3060

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7, 9-12 1396 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
  • Exeter Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Exeter Twp Senior High School is a public high school in Reiffton. The principal of Exeter Twp Senior High School is Dr James Smith. 1,396 children attend Exeter Twp Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the 1,396 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Exeter Twp Senior High School is 14:1. Antietam Middle School/High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Multiracial 0.07% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Exeter Senior High School is the culmination of the excellent education offered by all of the Exeter township schools. Much better than surrounding area school districts - that's why we stay here.

  • (4 years ago)

    exeter is probably the fakest school. there is absolutely NO diversity and a good 80% of the students do drugs. there is also a lot of bullying that doesn't get handled properly. like a facebook group aimed at one person. fakest school ever they have so many issues that get covered up. unless ur preppy and white good luck dealing with this horrid school

  • (6 years ago)

    I have passed up several career opportunities requiring relocation because of how strongly I beleive in ETSD. It is that important to me for my son to graduate from Exeter Township Senior High School.

  • (6 years ago)

    I used to go to a different school Daniel Boone and then I moved to Exeter. I Loved it! It ha a superior music program and much better academics. Im glad I moved!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son just graduated and my daughter is a Freshman. I can honestly say that the ESD has embraced being a very large part of the community and they do a wonderful job with preparing thier graduates to viable/ productive members of the community. If you or your child is hungry for education (of all types and of all levels) then Exeter is the place for you. The teachers and staff are there for the kids and truly care.

  • (6 years ago)

    Exeter is an ok school its better than alot of the schools around. Our school has lots of clubs and atheltics. overall If youre moving into reading exeter is definatly one of your better options over boone or aintetm.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just graduated from Exeter and I think that although it may have its problems the education I have come out with is far superior to my peers at college. I have read much higher level books know more complicated math and science skills and most importantly have a much deeper drive to succeed and do well in school. I love Exeter and given the chance would certainly move back with my own family and feel quite confident with the education my children would receive.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is absolutly amazing!!!!!! I never want to leave! ~Christina

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers go out of their way to help the students and to motivate them to work harder as their own children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Exeter has very good extracurricular activities and academic programs but not a lot of parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    Exeter implemented integrated subjects and block scheduling several years ago. It was a disaster. My daughter never had homework because the teachers used the extra time in the class for homework. Integrated math was a total failure. My daughter and many others came out of Exeter without the most basic understanding of math basics. Remedial math in college was required. The school board would nto respond to parent complatints until the SAT stores started tanking. Take a look for your self at the SATs over the last few years. They are trying to change so I recommend parents keep up the pressure if you want your children to receive a quality education. I moved out of the district because of the schoold.

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