Ligonier Valley High School
#592 Best Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania
- Ligonier Valley School District, PA
- PK, K-12
Senior: For such a small school in a rural area, LVHS is a good school. Many teachers are friendly and willing to give extra help when I need it. My peers are all driven, well behaved individuals, & bullying isn't a major issue here. I never feel in danger when I am at school. Janitors and lunch ladies are super friendly too!
However, although I've been fortunate enough to have some of the greatest teachers in my school career, I have also had some of the worst. Some of my previous teachers have been judgmental and reluctant to help or answer questions. Some of the teachers are very biased and show favoritism, & most are lazy, neglecting grading for days or weeks, or giving packets instead of actually teaching. Many of my classes do not challenge me or my peers nearly enough for the caliber of education we are seeking in college. Food is mediocre & lacks variety. The school is almost entirely white, but solely due to our geographical area. Our minority students are not ostracized at all.
- 543 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- Private School
- Philadelphia, PA
- PK, K-8
Parent: I am the mother of a pre-primary student who is in his second year at NFA. Our son is in a small class with an exceptional teacher. The classroom is warm and loving. The physical space is full of light and learning tools. NFA educates the whole child: with his teacher's support and guidance, my son has excelled both socially and academically. My son has forged strong relationships with faculty members and school friends. Since beginning at Norwood, he has grown so much in how he expresses his feelings as well as how he navigates friendships and interpersonal conflicts. Simultaneously, he has found his footing academically - impressing me daily with what he has learned and how enthusiastic he is to have learned it. The teacher uses technology to stay in touch with parents and keep us apprised of what is going on in the classroom each day: she organizes learning centers that deliver instruction in such a creative and fun way! I know he will be extremely well prepared for kindergarten.
- 428 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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