Pleasant Valley High School is a public school located in Brodheadsville, PA. It has 1,749 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Pleasant Valley High School Rankings
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- Crime & SafetyNG
- Cost of LivingC+
- Good for FamiliesB-
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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Pleasant Valley High School Reviews
Pleasant Valley is a school that has several stellar teachers, and a few that simply do not seem to want to be there. The staff has made sure that the classes fit the needs of the students, organizing the students into classes where everyone is going at the same pace. Many of the teachers are willing to work with students to ensure that they are successful in their learning environment. There is a plethora of clubs, activities, and sports that are available- and should a student be unable to find a club that suits their needs they are welcome to introduce the idea and found a new club. The teachers and the administrators do the do the best that they can to make sure that students will be prepared for the future A wide variety of classes are also offered to suit the specific needs of the students. The food provided is not particularly noteworthy, being neither excellent nor horrific. Many of the parents feel left out of the loop, and there is minimal parental involvement.
Frankly, I am glad I no longer have any children in this school or district for that matter. My children have experienced bullying, discrimination, and physical and verbal abuse from teachers. Teachers are puppets of this district and do what they are told. Teachers do not stand up for their rights and do not respect or value the opinions of their students especially when they have opposing views. Teachers seem more concerned with policing students who are out of uniform. In addition, the teaching staff and administrators do not reflect the diversity of the student population. Policies never change because the school board consists of members of families that continue to vote in friends or relatives.
The school is in rural PA and thus is a reflection of such. Although low in diversity, the school, compared to its surrounding/competing districts, is high up in academics. The AP and Honors classes are, for the most part, where the academically gifted students find those they can have an intelligent conversation with. However, and "normal" level class or elective is usually long, drawn-out, and dumbed down for the general student population.