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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  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 740 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Saucon Valley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
224 responses
Average ACT
30
28 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$85,294
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$949
Median Home Value
$302,400
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Football Games
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Athletics
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • MiniThon
    11%
  • Pep rally with bonfire
    9%
  • Relay for life
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
740
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,197
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
$19,597/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I am currently a sophomore at Saucon Valley High school. I love the school and the teachers, as they know how to prepare us for college. However, what I don’t like about Saucon Valley is that as a new student, it’s very hard to make friends. The students are unwelcome and are often very “clicky”. I also don’t like how most of the high school is obsessed with class rank and gpa. Although this aspect is important for college, it affects high school greatly because students take AP classes just for the extra credit and don’t bother to really learn the material. Super competitive students and teachers who encourage this behavior really make the high school experience unpleasant.
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Overall, I think Saucon valley was a great place with many good teachers who were willing to help you learn and grow. There was also a lot of kids there, so there was a lot of diversity as well. I have had a good experience so far, but I wish the school stressed the importance of overall career preparation or your general high school experience instead of just what your class rank was. Colleges look for so much more than just your class rank and it took a lot of fun and valuable learning experiences out of high school, because so many students were taking classes they felt they had to take instead of what they wanted to take.
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.