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  1. Academics
    D
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Reading School District is a public school district located in Reading, PA. It has 17,925 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
980
281 responses
Average ACT
21
29 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,925
Free or Reduced Lunch
95.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,723
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,098/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$30,087
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,800
National
$184,700

Reading School District Reviews

59 reviews
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The experience that I have had with the Reading School District was neither the best nor worst. The experience has not been the best since there are very few educators that care about the students' education. A common strategy used among educators would be being able to get through a lesson with the time they have instead of answering questions we may have. Although, the few that do have made this experience a lot more meaningful. These educators will take time out of their day to ask you for any problems you may be having.
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My daughter is finishing up her senior year. Coming from the local catholic high school in the area, we have been overwhelmed with the number of resources Reading High offers including college prep courses internships, and sports. It also has the most scholarships in Berks County totaling 20 million dollars. Yes, the school is large therefore you need to support your child and ask questions to take advantage of what they offer and help support your child in standing out from the rest.
There are many teachers that care for the students education. However, it's difficult to learn unless you are in upper level classes, such as, AP or Honors. The culture is amazing, especially in the sports and music department. As long as you get involved in clubs and focus on your studies, you should have a great experience.