Delaware Valley High School

  • Delaware Valley High School serves 1,576 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Delaware Valley High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Delaware Valley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Delaware Valley High School's student population of 1,576 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Delaware Valley High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Delaware Valley High School is 0.30, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank
6%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Delaware Valley High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
10%
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Black
2%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Delaware Valley High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
83%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Delaware Valley High School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Delaware Valley High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.300.26
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Graduation Rate
93%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Delaware Valley High School and public school graduation rate of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDelaware Valley School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I'm impressed by the wide range of academic choices at DV. I have high regard for teachers/staff who devote time & energy to achieve success on a daily basis. I'm in awe of the the high level of talent we have at DVHS. Musical performances, sporting events and art displays are top notch. I meet with a wide range of students in grades 9-12. I enjoy hearing about their successes individually and in group. I have an open door policy with teens who need to talk about school, home & family issues. It's hard to evaluate aspects of the facility. The staff members (secretaries, janitors, etc)are very supportive. As a achool social worker, I encourage communication with parents/teens to keep me posted about family issues or conflict in school.
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5  
From my personal experience, Delaware Valley School District is great. It not only offers a wide variety of academics but it also has many extracurricular activities available. All students have to do is be willing to put themselves out there, work hard and take advantage to what is offered. I believe some parents need to get more involved. I know it is hard in this day and age, with both parents having to hold down jobs, but there is nothing more important than our children, they represent our future.
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2  
This schools academics are okay. They offer a wide variety of different classes for grades 9-12. This school has a band, chorus, orchestra, and symphony. Every month there is a student if the month and sports awards. There are many after school activities, most of them sports. The hallways, classrooms, gym, cafeteria, and sports fields for the most part is clean. But the bathrooms are completely filthy. There is no soap, the floor has urine all over it, only 1 sink that sometimes works, and toilets don't even flush. There isn't that much parent involvement in the school unless you are part of the PTA. The PTA though, is usually only for the parents of the popular students. For the most part the administration is okay, excluding the vice principals of the 9/10 and 11/12. These vice principals are very rude and mean, even to the parents. The level of discipline in this school is divided, if you are popular or on a sport u barley ever get in trouble, but if u not in a sport or not popular, expect the worst. For example, they are detention happy; they will give u detention for very silly things like being late 3 times. Overall if you want to go to a school that is corrupt and all about sports, then this is the school for you.
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