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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wissahickon School District is a top rated, public school district located in Ambler, PA. It has 4,727 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 85% in reading.

Wissahickon School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Wissahickon School District

High Schools in Wissahickon School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1270
524 responses
Average ACT
29
123 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,727
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$79,170,000
Expenses Per Student
$24,255/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$101,116
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,903
National
$949
Median Home Value
$487,100
National
$184,700

Wissahickon School District Reviews

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WIssahickon is an expensive school district, and you might wonder where your taxes are going to fund these schools. I can confirm, as someone who has been going here since age 5 (18 now), that it is not being spent wisely - the roof on the high school has leaked for years but millions were spent on a new pool. The arts are scraping for funding, and so is the music and drama programs. AP tests are now unfunded after the first two, even though school funds are supposedly going to stem. Bullying and hazing are bad, especially in sports teams. Safety is poor, security guards are bad even though we have had 3-4 serious security threats in the past year, including s drunk person who rode the school bus in. The only saving grace are the SRO's from Lower Gwynedd Police. Overall, though, teachers put in an immense amount of sincere, well-intended effort even though they are not well thanked for it, and your kids will be well-prepared for college. PS, our football team kinda sucks.
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I attended Wissahickon School District for elementary, middle and high school. Wissahickon takes pride in hiring passionate teachers. I especially noticed their progressive curriculum, which had a different goal for the students each year. For example, their "Unity in Diversity" motto was one that I felt reflected in the school district greatly. Lastly, they have a wonderful art and music program.
Wissahickon has a very diverse and open group of staff and teachers that work individually with students to help them achieve their goals. They give great attention to the safety and welfare of their students and provide individual attention to each and every one of their students to assist them with any challenges they may face. They provide clubs and activities for all different interests and address all current issues and problems facing today's youth- bullying, cyberbullying, social media, etc. They also push students to challenge themselves in rigorous classes and subjects, including AP and accelerated courses. Wissahickon is a close bound community with a group of very determined and hardworking staff and students alike.