Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Belle Vernon Area High School is a public school located in Belle Vernon, PA. It has 777 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Belle Vernon Area High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
168 responses
Average ACT
25
36 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
Do You Work at Belle Vernon Area High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$75,302
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$809
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Pep Rallys
    33%
  • Prom
    29%
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Fall Play
    5%
  • Marching band
    5%
  • Relay for Life
    5%
  • Spring Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
777
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,625
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,955/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
Schools like Belle Vernon Area High School
More

Belle Vernon Area High School Reviews

91 reviews
All Categories
All four years of attending Belle Vernon Area High School, there is always something to remember each year. From football games, enjoyable band half time shows that got voted the best band in the Valley, school dances, and making forever friends. Everyone at BVA knows one another and is very friendly! Students and Faculty really welcome one another to make sure you don't feel like an outcast. Belle Vernon Area High School is the school for you if you are outgoing, friendly, have "leopard pride," and lastly if you have a passion for learning! Hail Mighty Leopards.
Start Your Review of Belle Vernon Area High School
Rate It!
BVA has many extracurricular activities and course selections for students. Over the course of 4 years I was able to take a heavy course load and gain 12 college credits by the end of my senior year. Many of our teachers are very caring and have been willing to go above and beyond to create relationships and build the academic programs.
Our school district does not have a track; all track activities must take place at another high school, making it challenging for those students.
We have an exceptional musical theater department. Our high school musicals are always a sell-out of high quality! We have a great deal of board support for the arts and fantastic music teachers.
As a soon to be graduating senior of Belle Vernon Area High School, I have to come to formulate my own opinions about the district. Compared to my former school of California Area, it is definitely an improvement. However, there are some issued I still had with Belle Vernon. For example, I believe that Belle Vernon focuses too much on the sports department at the expense of other departments. Several years ago, the administration spent one million dollars on a new gold football field, which in my opinion was not needed as our current football field was in perfect condition. Despite my disagreements however, Belle Vernon is still an adequate school with good opportunities, especially compared to other schools in the area.