Wissahickon Senior High School is an elite, public school located in Ambler, PA. It has 1,386 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Wissahickon Senior High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Wissahickon Senior High School Reviews
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.
While the school may boast its high ratings and wonderful student body, the Wissahickon High School is riddled with holes in this statement. More often than not, there are some leaky ceilings or shut down bathrooms due to a plethora of student and school related problems. Many of the facilities are either brand new or rapidly aging, such as the interior of the building. Student life is quite bland, as school spirit is practically unheard of, and many clubs and sports rarely intermingle. The most school spirit you may see is students wearing shirts or jerseys from their sports or activities. Lunches are horrible, if you plan on going to Wissahickon, it will probably be more worth it to pack. The food MAY look good, but it usually is lackluster at best. An overall bearable school, it has many kinks that need to be worked out until it can achieve the greatness it so boldly claims it has. Apparently this couldn't be more than 1000 characters, oh well.
What I liked most about Wiss is the diversity. Everyone was taught to treat others how they want to be treated from the moment they walked in the building and for the most part everyone abided that rule. Most students were genuine which made it such a fun and memorable high school experience. The teachers showed how much they truly cared about all the students by caring for even those they did not teach. The only thing I would probably change is the programs provided for students outside the classrooms and even outside of school. When students leave the school I know personally, home is not as fun, beneficial, or even a good environment for young people so I would create things like afterschool programs, centers for children to go from the high school, and other social events for those who may not want to go home just yet. Overall, Wissahickon is a great school.