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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Waterfall, PA. It has 156 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
23 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$59,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$833
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Fun Days
    29%
  • Spirit week
    29%
  • First Day Celebration
    14%
  • Last Day Award Ceremony
    14%
  • Pep Rally's
    14%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
156
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,563
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.1%
25%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,066/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Reviews

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I love the whole environment of this school. It is small, having on average 25 to a class. But in the end, all teachers offer one on one help to students. Strong relationships are build and respect is shown through students and staff. I would like to change rules such as dress code. Dress code rules are very strict and in my opinion sexist.
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The teaching styles of educators here is impeccable. It creates a very nurturing, eye opening, and interesting learning environment for students. I, personally, made friends with many of the teachers I met here. They were my biggest supporters through many struggles, and helped me to step out of my comfort zone and discover talents I never knew I had, and did the same for countless other students.
Teachers here make the classes interesting to students. Workload is rarely too much, unless taking AP classes. The scheduling process can be a bit stressful for those with bad grades or state test scores. Many early college courses are available online through the Allegany College of Maryland, as well as other classes.