A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
6746 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Telephone
(717) 766-0217

Cumberland Valley 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
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
357 responses
Average ACT
30
100 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 143 responses
Report
  • THON- four diamonds fund
    27%
  • CV man pagent for THON
    18%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Senior slip and slide for our first home game
    12%
  • Synchronized Swimming Show! Pep Rally! Concert!
    6%
  • Marching Band!
    6%
  • Pep Rally's
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,570
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,030/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses
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There are so many clubs and activities for students to participate in that every student is likely to be involved in at least once! Personally, I am very involved in many of the clubs that Cumberland Valley has to offer like Student Council, Mini-THON, Musical, FCA, etc. Some of the clubs have very committed members and advisers, while others do not have a great commitment. There was a club that I was involved in, Broadway Club, and the members always increased at the time of one event- Singing Telegrams. The commitment during the other times of the year was very poor with poor involvement. The most popular extracurriculars at the school would be athletics, with music following. The administration supports the athletic department and Mini-THON greatly and supports the other activities/ clubs as well but I would personally say with less enthusiasm.
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Although this year I'm experiencing some senioritis, I would definitely come back to this school if I had to do it all over again. I love participating in our Broadway-like musicals. Our music department is one of the best in the state, therefore I am very grateful to have attended Cumberland Valley and to have been involved in the choir and orchestra there. This school is unique because it is well rounded with athletics, music, arts, JROTC, and various clubs. One of the events I look forward to every year is our Mini-THON. It is an awesome night all about helping families in need who have children with pediatric cancer. I also enjoy all the events that lead up to Mini-THON night. One of my favorite events is the CV Man Pageant where 10 boys from the Senior Class compete in a pageant and the boy that raises the most money wins! It is a very funny and memorable night! I also love our Homecomings, especially since I got to plan the one for this year! Speaking of Mini-THON and Homecoming, one of the things I enjoy most at our school are the two pep rallies we have! They are so full of energy and school spirit that it is something everyone looks forward to!
Cumberland Valley provides so many opportunities for kids to be apart of groups or organizations that they are interested and want to be apart of. Its a very large school that can be overwhelming at times. However, these opportunities allow for students to make the school feel smaller and allow them to find their niche in our school. I would choose this school again because I feel that it has given me every opportunity to be successful in college and beyond in life. Through the extensive amount of friends and mentors that I have met along the way, I feel as though I am prepared for anything that life throws at me. One of my favorite experiences is our mini-THON that i have been apart of for 2 years so far and I'm onto my 3rd for my senior year. This club called "mini-THON" is a fundraising group that raises money for Four Diamonds. Four Diamonds is an organization based out of the children's hospital at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center that raises money for families with a child who has pediatric cancer. The goal of Four Diamonds is that families need to focus all their time on caring for their sick child instead of worrying about making medical bill payments. So, Four Diamonds covers all of the medical bills which allows the families to focus on whats important. This year, I have been honored with the role of being one of three students picked to head this mini-THON at our school. This past year we raised over $249,000. This year we hope to continue our amazing fundraising and to surpass last years total! Being apart of it has been the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life so far!