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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Wallingford-Swarthmore School District is an elite, public school district located in Wallingford, PA. It has 3,529 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
200 S Providence Rd
Wallingford, PA 19086
Telephone
(610) 892-3470
Website

Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
234 responses
Average ACT
29
185 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,529
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,883
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$67,117,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,387/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%

Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Reviews

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The student body at Wallingford-Swarthmore School District has a fair amount of economic diversity and ethnic diversity. Despite the financial differences between students, the faculty strives to give each student the same academic opportunities. Teachers prize both wit and work ethic, but work ethic has a greater impact on academic success. Students can move up from CP to AP classes if they excel and typically high-achieving students can be moved down if they are negligent of their assignments.

Most of the teachers care about teaching. Even including some lecture-based AP courses, the majority of classes have discussions, group work, and a large amount of classroom interaction. Teachers value communication and creativity; they often try to foster a student's ability to make connections and conclusions rather than their ability to memorize.
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It is generally a pretty open minded school district with lots of activities and excellent academic ambiance, but from my experience, many students are very stressed out about coursework, so I feel that the school should step in more to regulate this, not just give presentations about why sleep is important
Best public school in the Philadelphia are. Has the biggest band in the state of Pa, almost every kid is involved either in sports, band or clubs.