Solanco High School

Tel: (717)786-2151
Grades: 9-12

1,126 students

Solanco High School serves 1,126 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Solanco High School operates within the Solanco School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1126 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,126 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Students by Grade Solanco High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Solanco High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
3%
8%
Black
1%
16%
White
93%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Solanco High School Sch Ethnicity Solanco High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.23
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
22%
34%
Solanco High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Solanco High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,668 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Solanco School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,668 1,682
Graduation Rate 84% 88%
Solanco   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $21 MM
Solanco   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $40 MM $20 MM
Solanco   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,634 $12,476
Solanco   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,600 $11,944
Solanco   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lampeter-strasburg Senior High School (9.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Smith Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Quarryville Elementary School (2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • QuarryvilleQuarryville Elementary School
    211 South Hess St
    QuarryvillePA 17566
    (717)786-2546
    2 mi | 471 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • QuarryvilleSmith Middle School
    645 Kirkwood Pk
    QuarryvillePA 17566
    (717)786-2244
    2 mi | 455 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • QuarryvilleSwift Middle School
    1866 Robert Fulton Hwy
    QuarryvillePA 17566
    (717)548-2187
    3.7 mi | 421 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • QuarryvilleClermont Elementary School
    1868 Robert Fulton Hwy
    QuarryvillePA 17566
    (717)548-2742
    3.7 mi | 586 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • New ProvidenceProvidence Elementary School
    137 Truce Rd
    New ProvidencePA 17560
    (717)786-3582
    4.3 mi | 350 students | Gr. KG-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 20, 2010 - Solanco School District provides a very poor quality education to its students. I am a former student who went on to study at a top private college. I found that despite being at the top of my class at Solanco, I was not sufficiently prepared for the quality of work expected from me at the start of college. It was a huge personal effort for me to catch up with my college peers, who had mostly attended elite private schools. Please do your children a favor and send them to another school. It will be money well spent. I am happy I went to Solanco only because I see it as a challenge overcome in my life. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended May 18, 2009 - For a state public school, Solanco provides a lot for its students. They have a small budget that they make go a long way. The music and arts program is one of the best and largest in the region. They provide multiple AP courses and a lot of interesting electives. There are a wide variety of sports available and a lot of active clubs. The high school was renovated in the late 1990s and is in great shape. If I were to end up in the area, I would have no qualms sending my children to Solanco. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Lancaster County, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Lancaster County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.