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Wallingford-Swarthmore School District is a top rated, public school district located in Wallingford, PA. It has 3,516 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
About Wallingford-Swarthmore School District...
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
71%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
279 responses
Average ACT
29
196 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
3,516
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,883
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%

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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As a parent and educator, I chose to live in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District because of its reputation. My son started kindergarten this year, and I can honestly say that I have not disappointed. He has already been provided with an abundance of phenomenal educational opportunities. He has grown academically, socially, and emotionally. I am excited to see what the future in WSSD holds for him!
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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.
This school district is a super competitive, elite school district. Swarthmore is very liberal and accepting, however very expensive. Most kids get into a college of their choice, and are ready for the competitive nature of the secondary schools.