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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Saucon Valley Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hellertown, PA. It has 737 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
2100 Polk Valley Rd
Hellertown, PA 18055
Telephone
(610) 838-7001
Website

Saucon Valley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
162 responses
Average ACT
29
25 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,107
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Median Home Value
$282,000
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
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  • Football Games
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Athletics
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • MiniThon
    11%
  • Pep rally with bonfire
    9%
  • Relay for life
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
737
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,217
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,600/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Saucon Valley Senior High School Reviews

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Saucon Valley Senior High School has many good qualities including strong academics and dedicated teachers. Although, the school has a large lack of diversity and connection between the different departments. For instance, the classes are primarily white, with similar opinion throughout. Thus, I believe it would beneficial for the school to nurture creativity and personal opinions of the student on a larger scale. This would allow for greater debate, learning, and growth in the individual. Moreover, the schedule needs revamping. It lacks a solid flow and with the rotating paw period lacks a strong foundation to truly promote the enrichment of the student. Ultimately, Saucon is a strong school district, but required changes on the fundamental level in order to continue growing and to become a more cohesive school community.
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As I student I felt that my basic needs were satisfactorily met. The main thing that I feel is left to be desired is a feeling if preparedness for life at college. I feel that overall too much emphasis is placed on STEM or humanities but not enough on business, professional development or basic technical skills. While this may be true in many schools I feel that my experience was inadequate in these areas specifically. On a positive note the district does have some faculty and staff that are involved with community and the school does have substantial access to technology. However overall the general attitude of the faculty and the facilities can sometimes leave something to be desired.
Saucon Valley has an excellent array of extracurricular opportunities, including anything from sports to band to clubs. It also has a scheduling system that allows you to take control of how light or heavy your course load is, customizing your high school education to your own learning needs and ability. However, the advice from the guidance counselors could be more beneficial or helpful if the check-ins on career paths and college options occurred quarterly, rather than annually.