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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Great Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Malvern, PA. It has 1,280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
225 North Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone
(610) 889-1900
Website

Great Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
299 responses
Average ACT
29
106 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$103,836
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,481
National
$949
Median Home Value
$369,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Soccer Games
    15%
  • Basketball Games
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Football Games
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,280
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,245
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,621/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Great Valley High School Reviews

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GV is a great high school. I had an excellent four years here, despite the massive amount of homework teachers gave. This school is the perfect mix between being competitive and being relaxed - it just depends on the type of student you are or want to be. Sports are a big priority while sometimes activities like those in the music dept come second. Relatively diverse for the Main Line area, which is cool. Overall, pretty cool teachers, lots of clubs and activities, and nice students. Prepares students well for college if they take a lot of
Honors and AP classes.
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I enjoyed my time at Great High School, but I know it can be improved. While administration places extreme focus and pressure on the academic side of the school, they ignore the social and cultural implications at Great Valley. Casual drug use is extremely abundant within GVHS. It is not uncommon for students to get high in their car before or during school, as well as students getting high in the bathrooms. Light action has been taken againt these activities, but I know it is not enough. To truly eradicate the extreme drug use in GVHS, more drastic measures must be taken.
Great Valley is an amazing high school that has prepared me well for college! The teachers really care about pushing students to put in their best effort on all assignments and do a great job of equipping students with the right skills for the future. There are many clubs and organizations for students of all backgrounds and interests!