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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Reading School District is a public school district located in Reading, PA. It has 17,316 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Reading School District...
Address
800 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
Telephone
(610) 371-5611
Website

Reading School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
980
227 responses
Average ACT
22
15 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,316
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,888
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,745,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,821/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%

Reading School District Reviews

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I am a 2017 graduate and I loved being a part of the Reading School District community. Although Reading isn’t the best city, there are students from different cultures trying their hardest to succeed and become the best they could be. Faculty all around are always looking for opportunities to help further a students education by offering stuffy groups or reaching out to students on their own time. The Reading High has a variety of students who have the same dreams.. to finally say that they made it. We come in to school with a positive attitude and think “this day is going to be better than yesterday” Although some kids struggle to find their voice or their place in their community, there are dozens of faculty and students that help one another out. I always felt safe and I always had someone to talk to about my career paths or even my hard days at school.
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Although my school is not the greatest when it comes to it's academic program, the best part of going to school here is the friendships made. The people are great and welcoming and the athletics programs make you feel a part of a family. That, however, does not make up for the less than adequate teachers and not so nutritious food. Learning in this environment is very difficult since the teacher's form of teaching is not enough for me to learn a topic therefore I have to take the time to teach the lesson to myself.
Reading School District tends to have a bad reputation due to a lot of factors. I was part of the Reading School district my entire life. From Kindergarten up until I graduated as a senior in 2015. Not only did I make amazing friends in school, but I was taught by some of the greatest people I have ever met. In high school more than anything I met teachers who actually cared about their students, who wanted to see them succeed. I had teachers who spent so much time making sure I understood the material and helped me out with my problems whether they were school related or not and I will forever be gratfeful for that.