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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wissahickon Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Ambler, PA. It has 1,360 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.

Wissahickon Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1270
519 responses
Average ACT
29
120 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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-
Median Household Income
$101,116
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,903
National
$949
Median Home Value
$487,100
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally, Foot ball, Prom
    47%
  • Music concerts/events
    27%
  • We need better events
    13%
  • Sports
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,360
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,255/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Wissahickon Senior High School Reviews

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Overall, the Wissahickon School District is an excellent one. I have made many life long friends and learned some very important lessons in these halls. My teachers have had many interesting ways of teaching us and making the curriculum interesting. This school is great!
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Wissahickon High School provides students with a stimulating academic learning environment. The teachers are, for the most part, wonderful and willing to help any struggling students. One of my favorite things that Wissahickon offers is the Math/Reading labs and stars tutoring. These are extra opportunities that students are given to better understand the material they are learning. If a student needs help, STARS tutoring allows another student to set up a time and tutor them. Or, if they want a teacher they can meet a teacher in the lab during lunch or a study hall. The only issue I have with Wissahickon is the lack of school spirit among the students. Our school field day was cancelled and kids were given the day off because students would skip anyway.
I've had a really great time here at WHS. Many of the teachers and faculty are wonderful to work with and the learning curricular is great. The school is extremely diverse and offers a variety of courses and levels for all learning types. Our scheduling is a bit funny, but it works fine once you get used to it. The school itself is fairly safe and kept pretty clean. Though our Arts program is kind of small, I'm happy that we even have one. Not to mention one that is filled with the some of the best teachers. Overall, I've had a pretty great time at Wissahickon up to this point.