A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
521 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA 19002
Telephone
(215) 619-8112
Website

Wissahickon Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1240
337 responses
Average ACT
28
62 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally, Foot ball, Prom
    50%
  • Music concerts/events
    27%
  • Sports
    12%
  • We need better events
    12%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,386
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,006/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
82%
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

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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.
Review Wissahickon Senior High School
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.
The budgeting is idiotic and just is focused on how the school looks on paper, for example we bought a 19million dollar pool rather than fund clubs, or work on the crappy building, or underfunded areas like the art department. The culture here is toxic in the first years of high school, with bullying (nothing physical though, physical bullying doesnt happen here) and exclusion rampant but once people mature in junior and senior year it can be incredibly supportive and positive. Some of the teachers don't care about their job and it's fairly obvious, but most actually do care a lot and want to see their students succeed and learn. The one amazing thing about wiss is our academics which actually are amazing , that and our world class robotics team.