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A+
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
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wissahickon Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Ambler, PA. It has 1,337 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
521 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA 19002
Telephone
(215) 619-8112
Website

Wissahickon Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
448 responses
Average ACT
29
96 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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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
$95,611
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,038
National
$949
Median Home Value
$480,400
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
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
1,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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
$101,722
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
$18,006/ 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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Wissahickon High School is an all-around excellent high school in terms of academics. The teachers, classes, curriculum, etc. are all top-notch and have been known statewide, and even nationwide, for efficiently preparing their students for college. However, the school does have some downsides. For one, despite adding a brand new pool, some parts of the school are in bad physical shape. Wissahickon often has problems with poorly-kept bathrooms, cockroaches, and even sometimes rats in the hallways. On top of that, the overall school spirit of Wissahickon is often seen as poor as well. Those two aspects notwithstanding, though, Wissahickon is a good-quality institution.
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A few teachers are exceptional; very helpful, knowledgeable, patient, understanding. A couple teachers seem like they hate their job (and the kids they teach). WHS is a pretty rich high school compared to some others in the area, and overall the students do fairly well on standardized exams. The facilities could be improved. Administration could do a better job regarding conflict between students in school and finding solutions to problems in general.
Wiss is a really good school education-wise. However, many of the teachers should never have been hired. They barely do their jobs and their classes are incredibly difficult because of their lack of effort. Other teachers are absolutely fantastic. I have made many great relationships with my teachers over the years attending Wiss, and I praise the school on their ability to pick SOME teachers.