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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Plymouth Meeting, PA. It has 1,465 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
201 E Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Telephone
(610) 825-1500

Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
274 responses
Average ACT
28
115 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,363
National
$949
Median Home Value
$321,800
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Homecoming Week
    24%
  • Color wars
    19%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Wing Bowl
    10%
  • Football Games!
    8%
  • PW Boys Basketball Playoffs
    8%
  • Senior Prank
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,465
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,450
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$20,108/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School Reviews

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Plymouth Whitemarsh is just like a normal high school. There are good lessons taught by great teachers. The environment of the school is different wherever you are. In the science wing, it seems like a hospital; it's damp, grey, and creepily quiet. In the D wing, the newly renovated classrooms allow for a good balance of focusness and fun. There is a good variety of classes and activities, though students are very limited when it comes to time when passing between classes. PW's students are diverse in both nationalities and personalities. Most student at PW are caring and compassionate, but there are some that don't care about that stuff and only care about tearing people down. At PW, there is a large amount of students in honors classes, which makes it hard for those not in honors classes because they are looked down upon and are pressured to feel insecure about their academic status. Though most of PW is great, there is need for improvement.
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PW pushes their students to do their best, but without consideration of their mental health. Teachers regularly assign multiple hours of homework, and each student has 5 classes. The school holds no pep rallies or other spirit events. In addition, the students have many cliques, and the school does nothing to promote inclusion. There are some teachers who should be fired for incompetence, yet the school allows them to continue to teach. Although the facilities are new, they are bland and have no color, so the school resembles a hospital. There needs to be more communication between the school, parents, and students; no one is ever truly aware of what is happening.
I like that PW offers many courses in a variety of different areas and subjects. There are many honors and AP courses that students can take to challenge themselves. One thing they could improve upon is guidance and scheduling these courses. Myself and many of my classmates have faced issues with scheduling and not being able to take all the classes we want to.
PW has also recently renovated so the school looks updated and new!