Penn Wood High School - Cypress St. Campus

600 Cypress St, Yeadon, PA 19050
(610) 626-3223

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Public Grades 9-10 844 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Penn Wood High School - Cypress St. Campus is a public high school in East Lansdowne. The principal of Penn Wood High School - Cypress St. Campus is Mr John Leary. 844 students go to Penn Wood High School - Cypress St. Campus and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 72% of the 844 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Penn Wood High School - Cypress St. Campus is 14:1. Penn Wood High School - Green Ave Campus is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    As a student I've seen the best and worst of the school. I have seen students act out but that happens in every school. For the most part students are very well behaved and work hard. The teachers care a lot about the students. They will talk to any student in need and will graciously help them. They are prepared to assist anyone and everyone. The books and teaching methods are newer and up to date with today's world. Students are taught well by very intelligent and intellectual teachers who are very interactive with the students. In fact the students who are in extra-curricular activities excel in bringing the school various honors. Not only are we renown for our incredible athletics department but our debate and mock trial teams have also earned much recognition. So all in all the school may seem terrible but that is from an outside view. From someone who actually participated in extra-curricular activities and has needed the help and advice from the teachers I can say you can't judge the school by its appearance. Its a very good school and it's worth going to for a very good education.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is not worth all the school taxes that I pay in this district. I just don't understand how students can receive honors when they don't have books don't study and never has any reports compositions or other school projects to complete. I can't even rate the school. Their just wasting the taxpayers money.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible school!! The students are bad uncivil and the books aren't updated. All the children talk about is so called clothing brands and other stupid things. Like rappers. Seriously who cares about that? The students are bad I would know. I go there.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible and should be permanently closed immediately. No books are supplied to the students. The teachers along with the office never return calls. This school far from average and even farther from good.

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