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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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Cumberland Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mechanicsburg, PA. It has 2,601 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
6746 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Telephone
(717) 766-0217

Cumberland Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
477 responses
Average ACT
29
134 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,466
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$949
Median Home Value
$235,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 156 responses
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  • THON- four diamonds fund
    26%
  • 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!
    5%
  • 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
2,601
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,493
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 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
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.83 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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If you are looking for a school with an outstanding athletic and academic department, then CVHS is the right place! The school offers students a wide variety of academic programs that few other schools have, and the staff ensures, to the best of their ability, that the students get the most out of their education. Though the grading system may be a let down for many of the students, it makes them work and think harder, and truly prepares them for college. The athletic department at Cumberland Valley is, as I stated earlier, outstanding, as is their music department. The school offers dozens of after school clubs that students love and enjoy and can use as a safe space to be free and let loose. One of the very few things the school lacks however, is diversity among both students and staff. But overall, the school is amazing and I've had a lot of fun there.
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Going to this school was amazing. It is so big and there are so many people that there's something for everyone. The course I took in high school at Cumberland Valley made me completely ready for college courses. My classmates in college tell me they never learned these things in there high school, there are so many sports to choose from and so many clubs and if there's a club that isn't there starting a new club is easy! There are so many choices for lunch and breakfast and even snack choices.
When it comes to academics and sports, CV could be considered great.
Most teachers are engaging and helpful, eager to teach. However, like many others have said, the school is predominantly white and Christian .
There are plenty of problems when it comes to racism and homophobia.
I personally have heard staff members talking in the hallway about how disgusting it is that the school allows same-sex couples.
Muslim friends of mine have been tormented and threatened in the hallways and lunchrooms.
A large portion of the current senior class (2018) recieved no college guidance since freshman year, leading to a large amount of confusion among the students regarding choices, loans, naviance, transcripts , and letters if recommendation.
However, at the time of writing this, our head principal is about to step down, so maybe by the next school year someone will fix this. All of this.