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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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
West Chester Area School District is a top rated, public school district located in Exton, PA. It has 11,958 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

West Chester Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
1,263 responses
Average ACT
28
275 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,958
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,187
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$20,535/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$110,877
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,591
National
$949
Median Home Value
$331,400
National
$184,700

West Chester Area School District Reviews

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This is an excellent school district! I loved how open and accepting it is and the diversity here! There are very good extracurriculars and they prepare you for college, military, work, or whatever you want to do. We are very fortunate compared to other school districts and I think they take that seriously. They don't buy fancy things that we don't need just for decoration, instead they use it to enhance learning experiences. We just got a new program that has classrooms for better teaching of the disabled. Plus, the only fundraising we do is when it involves helping charities and other communities. It is an amazing school district to go to! The cafeteria food is eh but it's cafeteria food. What do you expect? No offense to the cooks, I know low-time plus budget plus a bunch of kids.
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This is an excellent school district! My children have been through the elementary schools, middle school and now high school. Incredibly caring administration, teachers and support staff. Emphasis is on what is important for the students. It is a district that is highly committed to the well-rounded education of its students!
The school district is amazing! The superintendent, Jim Scanlon, and all the board members are extremely considerate and constantly find ways to check in with the students. I've been in the WCASD district for my entire K-12 education, and have appreciated every staff member I've encountered.