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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Southern Lehigh Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Center Valley, PA. It has 1,074 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
5800 Main St
Center Valley, PA 18034
Telephone
(610) 282-1421
Website

Southern Lehigh Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
309 responses
Average ACT
28
76 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,993
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,372
National
$949
Median Home Value
$294,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Sports events
    20%
  • Dances
    20%
  • Graduation....yay, I'm free!
    16%
  • Pep rallys
    15%
  • Chicken Turnover Day
    9%
  • Senior Skip Day
    7%
  • Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,074
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,124
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,753/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Most of the staff cares greatly about their jobs and want to benefit the students. However some staff and administration remain incompetent and inattentive to their responsibilities. The culture and diversity of the student population is laughable. There is an overwhelming aura of bigotry and ignorance surrounding some student populations. This however is no different from other highschools. Overall, Southern Lehigh provides a very average highschool experience.
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Southern Lehigh is a great school as they help you become very prepared for college. In addition, academics are very good here as everyone in our school is academically competitive and the school offers a wide range of AP course's and opportunities to go to colleges like Lehigh University if you want to further your education. Teachers are welcoming, opening and are there for you if you need help. The Sports are highly valued here as we have many student-athletes and our facilities help take care of the sport teams and our sport teams are very competitive. Safety is Southern Lehigh's first concern as we have a school resource officer (police officer) to ensure that everyone is safe, we have administration running drills with students to maximize safety such as fire drills, etc.
Southern Lehigh has truly challenged me academically. Prior to attending Southern Lehigh, I had little experience with a lot of aspects of school, such as studying, researching, and preparing for college. This is now my third year here, and since starting here, I've grown in all kinds of ways, giving me opportunities to excel.