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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Marple Newtown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Newtown Square, PA. It has 1,089 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Marple Newtown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1210
329 responses
Average ACT
28
58 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$98,175
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,296
National
$949
Median Home Value
$359,000
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.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Football games and school dances
    36%
  • Fall Play/Spring Musical
    24%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • One Act Plays in the spring
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Bandarama
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,089
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
86%
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
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,826/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Marple Newtown High School Reviews

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Marple Newtown High School is absolutely amazing! The opportunities that students have at MNHS are endless! Where do I start, Band 3 time state champs in the last 5 years, Cheerleading winning the league, district and National Championship, Baseball the state championship. The AP classes, Honor Societies, Music, and arts and I could go on. I would love to be able to attend a High school like Marple Newtown.
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Excellent Academic programs!
Fantastic administration and teaching team.
Great Student Body.
Outstanding Sports, Clubs and Band.
Smaller high school compared to other local high schools. Every student is known and not a number.
Marple has given me the opportunity to meet some of my best friends and make going to school actually bearable. It offers a large number of electives and a respectable amount of AP courses that allow anyone, from prospective engineers to future English majors, to choose a path that suits them best. A good selection of clubs and sports allow everyone to find their niche™ and connect with other students. Where this school does come short is with its teachers. While there are a many that genuinely care about their students and put a large amount of effort into their lessons, some only teach the bare minimum to not get in trouble with administration and are more interested in being their students' friend than a mentor. The only other problems would be the sizeable number of students who vape and do weed, though they can be avoided by sticking with the right crowds. Overall, Marple offers variety and flexibility for any student and will not disappoint.