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  2. Diversity
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Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is a top rated, public school district located in Kennett Square, PA. It has 3,990 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
About Unionville-Chadds Ford School District...
Address
740 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Telephone
(610) 347-0970
Website

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1290
346 responses
Average ACT
29
111 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,990
Free or Reduced Lunch
5.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,955
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$74,250,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,645/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Reviews

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Overall, Unionville offers excellent education with plenty of options. Socially, there is a lot of pressure to take high-level classes, but that could be beneficial in some ways. Sports are very important at Unionville, but the Marching Band does not get many opportunities that other schools offer their Marching Bands (such as practice space/time, and funding). Activities in general are extremely expensive, but offer fantastic opportunities. Parking passes are extremely limited and outrageously priced.
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Unionville High School is a great school. The classes are hard, however, manageable and the school has multiple options for students to pick classes based off how they feel they would do in the class. Most teachers are very easy to learn from and are helpful for all learning styles. However, the administration needs some work. For instance, many activities that students support are either cancelled or rejected just because they do not want it to happen or it's too much work. Also, when dealing with detentions or any disciplinary action they are extremely unreasonable when students try to talk to them about it. The student is trying to explain reasons for something happening and the administration will not listen. Overall, the school has great academics and college readiness but the administration and diversity needs some work.
School board made the superintendent one of Pennsylvania's highest paid employees (to the public's surprise as vote added to agenda & taken after 11 pm at meeting). Teachers' absurdly high grading prevents students from getting into colleges they should.Graduates frequently find college easier than high school. While teachers grind students down, administration provides programs about not over scheduling kids but is silent about abusive work loads and severe grading policies. Classicism/elitist attitudes are a problem as are lack of diversity/inclusion. Administration doesn't understand the difference between diversity/inclusion and bullying. High rates of drug and alcohol use by students.Anxiety is a common problem. Administration contributes to this with a culture of strict rules and little flexibility.All this is ignored because students have exceptionally high test scores.No formal feedback mechanism for students/parents about administrators/teachers.