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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Ligonier Valley High School is an above average, public school located in Ligonier, PA. It has 543 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
40 Springer Rd
Ligonier, PA 15658
Telephone
(724) 238-9531
Website

Ligonier Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
120 responses
Average ACT
26
25 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$55,819
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$732
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    38%
  • Musical
    21%
  • Play
    17%
  • Fundraisers
    8%
  • The Herd Student section doing whatever it wants
    8%
  • Concerts
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
543
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,576
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,569/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Ligonier Valley High School Reviews

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For such a small school in a rural area, LVHS is a good school. Many teachers are friendly and willing to give extra help when I need it. My peers are all driven, well behaved individuals, & bullying isn't a major issue here. I never feel in danger when I am at school. Janitors and lunch ladies are super friendly too!
However, although I've been fortunate enough to have some of the greatest teachers in my school career, I have also had some of the worst. Some of my previous teachers have been judgmental and reluctant to help or answer questions. Some of the teachers are very biased and show favoritism, & most are lazy, neglecting grading for days or weeks, or giving packets instead of actually teaching. Many of my classes do not challenge me or my peers nearly enough for the caliber of education we are seeking in college. Food is mediocre & lacks variety. The school is almost entirely white, but solely due to our geographical area. Our minority students are not ostracized at all.
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I would like to see more diversity in the school. It felt like those who did sports were favored and those who did art were just "those who did art". I feel there should be more scholarships available through the school that doesn't revolve around sports and students should be recognized for who they are as a person no matter what they do. They should also prepare seniors for the future more. For example, instead of taking personal finance in 9th grade when no 9th grader has a job yet, require that class for 11th or 12th graders that way it's fresh in their heads and allow them to understand better.
I liked that Ligonier had a "small town" feel but the classrooms did not reflect that. Classes were usually 20 plus kids and one-on-one time was hard to get unless you stayed after school. Most of the time English classes were taught by one teacher per grade. If a student cannot adjust to a certain teaching style, then they were out of luck. The district wants to rank high in standardized tests and therefore forget about how all students learn differently. In the future I hope to see more freedom of choice in the school district and things that help students prepare for "real life." My favorite part was the selection of foreign languages at our school. We had German, French, and Spanish. Sometimes Russian if enough people were interested.