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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Solanco High School is a public school located in Quarryville, PA. It has 1,056 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1110
182 responses
Average ACT
26
6 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$65,342
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,295
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Color wars
    36%
  • Sports
    27%
  • Post-Prom
    23%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,056
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,428
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,951/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Solanco High School Reviews

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I was very involved at Solanco High School before I graduated. With my involvement, I was able to connect very closely with students, faculty, and administration. The administrators strived for students to be prepared to go out to the workforce, trade school, community college, or a four-year institution. Solanco Highschool welcomed students from all kinds of backgrounds creating a diverse community where all students were and truly felt accepted. Finding clubs and academics that suited the student was very easy as there was a class or a club for everything from agriculture to gaming. I am thankful that I was able to graduate from such a great school like Solanco Highschool as it prepared me for all aspects of my college career and in life.
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The academic opportunities are terrible. There are a few teachers who made all the difference for me, helping me develop as a person. The AP class selection was horrible, The technology department is behind all the other school districts because the school doesn't give them the budget that they need, but ultimately the kids are the ones that suffer. In sports, the coaches and athletic director exploit the kids as much as possible. The athletic director has done everything in his power to block the addition of lacrosse blaming it on budget limitations. Those teams are and always have been financially self-sufficient. Also, the athletic director makes sure that the football team gets most of the money, though they have not had winning seasons in a long time. The football head coach is disrespectful to the girls.
Solanco was hell except for the English and music department and the library. The school is dirty on account of students throwing their chew all over the place. The guidance counselors are, for the most part, a joke. The gifted program is damaging to students who enter the school district in high school and aren't give the opportunity to join, therefore making them feel inferior. Too much of an emphasis is put on sports and it isn't even that good of a program. The music department desperately needed new instruments but didn't have the budget, but every year different sports teams were given new equipment. Priorities need to be sorted out here.