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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Pequea Valley High School is an above average, public school located in Kinzers, PA. It has 495 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Pequea Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
123 responses
Average ACT
26
9 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$59,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Median Home Value
$280,900
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Watching sporting events, homecoming week
    63%
  • Holiday break so I'm not in that school.
    13%
  • Playing in softball games
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Staff vs. student basketball game
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
495
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,304
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,765/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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In my opinion, I think this school is a great school, and has definitely become much better over the past few years. There is a lot of freedom when it comes to picking classes, which allows people to be better prepared for their desired career path. Most of the staff are great, and the students are all pretty good kids. There's little violence, and the security does a good job of preventing and stopping it. Our sports are well funded, and most of them do pretty good on average. The laptops are honestly really helpful, and make the learning experience a bit more engaging. My only complaint (which is admittedly completely subjective) is that the actual school building is quite small. I'd be interested in seeing the school building expanded to offer more classes, but I understand that getting funding can be difficult. The actual school grounds are quite big, so that helps compensate.
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I have been a part of the Pequea Valley School District for almost six years. I have been offered far more opportunities at Pequea Valley than I have at any other school district. The entire administration is focused on student success after high school and into college or the work force. There are staff specialized in assisting students with internships and jobs. Leaving Pequea Valley High School, learners will be ready for “the real world.” Having the many opportunities and resources available to me at Pequea Valley High School, I can say with great certainty that I am ready for college and life after high school.
I like the music program because I have been given the opportunity to join different ensembles. I like that I can work with different people and play different kinds of music. I also like the support that is given towards the music program because not may schools have that and I feel like that makes Pequea Valley special. The administration is very supportive of the music program and they help keep it going. I would like for Pequea Valley to have a Home Economics class because I feel like most seniors graduate without the necessary life skills for the real world. I have to learn most of that from my parents and I know there are kids that do not want to or feel like they can't talk to their parents about that stuff.