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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 17,482 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 28% in reading.
Address
800 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601
Telephone
(610) 371-5611

Reading School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
980
266 responses
Average ACT
21
25 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,482
Free or Reduced Lunch
95.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,508
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$224,745,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,522/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$28,755
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Median Home Value
$69,500
National
$184,700

Reading School District Reviews

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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.
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My experience at Reading Senior High School has been pretty good, considering all the bad talk that goes around about Reading. The counselors are very caring and do their best to take care of you, a majority of the teachers treat you like you're their children, many are caring and help out with everything they can, education and personally. The only downside of the school is that we are so overcrowded and populated, so the class sizes can be a little intimidating.
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.