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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-
Henderson High School is a top rated, public school located in West Chester, PA. It has 1,220 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
400 Montgomery Ave
West Chester, PA 19380
Telephone
(484) 266-3300

Henderson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
317 responses
Average ACT
28
87 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,352
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,311
National
$949
Median Home Value
$366,700
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally during Homecoming week
    23%
  • Homecoming, Homecoming Court & Spirit Week
    18%
  • Mr. Henderson
    14%
  • Prom Showcase
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Senior art show
    5%
  • Spring Sing- A Cappella
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,220
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,065
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,246/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I'm going into my 3rd year at Henderson High School and so far it has been a great experience for me! There are a lot of clubs and extra curricular activities to choose from and there is always something for everyone! The students here really get involved with sports and come out and support the teams. Homecoming week is also really fun because all of the grades compete against each other to earn points for their class and to raise money for their class. Overall, it's a great school with a good learning environment!
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It's a very good school, there are a bunch of opportunities if you use them right. Many great teachers who love their subjects, lots of AP courses offered, and a phenomenal student body. The building itself is old and it seems like there's always something going wrong (heating, toilets, water fountains, etc). Additionally, it's a very competitive area with tons of other good schools (Downingtown STEM, for example).
Henderson High School is a great school. I feel that throughout my four years here, I have developed my character and improved my skills. My teachers have always been very encouraging and helped me whenever I struggled. I am part of the musicals and drama club and have been for all my years at Henderson. I love the theatre department and appreciate all the administration that work to make our shows so great. Henderson has prepared me for college well and I know graduation will be very bittersweet.