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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Great Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Malvern, PA. It has 1,319 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Great Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
397 responses
Average ACT
29
131 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$111,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,542
National
$949
Median Home Value
$392,700
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.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
  • Homecoming
    22%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Soccer Games
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Football Games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,319
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,707
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$23,142/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Great Valley High School Reviews

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Great Valley has a great reputation for being very strong academics wise. Their athletics are very strong as well and provide students a great opportunity to enhance their skills. Most teachers do care for the well being of their students and they will take time out of their day to make sure you succeed. It is unfortunate that they changed the weighting system however because it places students at a disadvantage when applying for colleges, since the other schools in the area continue with the previous weighting system. Overall the experiences and learning that I received there, helped me immensely in college.
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Most of the teachers at Great Valley are good and passionate about their jobs and educating the students, but I know that there are some teachers who are not the best. Also, I believe that there are certain things that my school could improve in terms of curriculum and teaching structure in order to make sure that students are prepared for the world and their future, instead of just teaching us to memorize facts. The student community at Great Valley is pretty diverse and welcoming, but there have still been reports of racism and bullying that have not really been addressed.
Even though I've had my misgivings with the school at some points in my life, I can't help but admit that it has shaped my life in a significant and positive way. The school provides great resources for students interested in different clubs and activities. What makes this school different from others is that they don't simply just help start the club; the teacher or advisor for the club will help guide students to take advantage of opportunities. Furthermore, Great Valley's counseling department is second to none. From my experience with my counselor, she has always been very supportive of my high school career and is a very caring and sweet person who I can rely on. One quality I've seen in Great Valley that no other school has is the student body: no matter who you are, whether you're a lacrosse athlete or a Quiz Bowl competitor, you will always appreciate the various facets of student culture at Great Valley. If given the opportunity, you ought to go to Great Valley High School.