Southern Lehigh School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,170 students in Southern Lehigh School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Southern Lehigh School District have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 82% (versus the 62% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Southern Lehigh School District are Southern Lehigh Senior High School, Southern Lehigh Intermediate School and Hopewell Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Southern Lehigh School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Southern Lehigh School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)

Overview

School District Name
Southern Lehigh School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,981 Schools
# Students
3,170 Students
1,705,456 Students
# Teachers
205 Teachers
117,508 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Southern Lehigh School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 706 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (PA)
Overall District Rank
#31 out of 707 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Southern Lehigh   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southern Lehigh   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
62%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southern Lehigh   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Southern Lehigh   School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.27
0.53
# American Indian Students
10 Students
2,610 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
186 Students
66,991 Students
% Asian Students
6%
4%
# Hispanic Students
171 Students
194,375 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
11%
# Black Students
68 Students
247,656 Students
% Black Students
2%
15%
# White Students
2,705 Students
1,124,325 Students
% White Students
85%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,444 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
28 Students
66,941 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
7,800
# Students in K Grade:
183
120,153
# Students in 1st Grade:
216
125,768
# Students in 2nd Grade:
209
125,945
# Students in 3rd Grade:
199
129,030
# Students in 4th Grade:
270
133,005
# Students in 5th Grade:
237
133,737
# Students in 6th Grade:
244
132,610
# Students in 7th Grade:
258
132,085
# Students in 8th Grade:
274
133,317
# Students in 9th Grade:
269
139,322
# Students in 10th Grade:
283
133,615
# Students in 11th Grade:
274
130,154
# Students in 12th Grade:
254
128,915
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,671 is higher than the state median of $16,289. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,063 is higher than the state median of $15,665. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$66 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Southern Lehigh   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$60 MM
$23 MM
This chart display total spending of Southern Lehigh   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,671
$16,289
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Southern Lehigh   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,063
$15,665
This chart display average spending per public school student in Southern Lehigh   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Southern Lehigh School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Southern Lehigh Senior High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5800 Main St
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-1421
Grades: 9-12
| 1,080 students
Rank: #22.
Southern Lehigh Intermediate School
Math: 73% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5438 Route 378
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 861-4040
Grades: 4-6
| 751 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Hopewell Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4625 W Hopewell Rd
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 791-0200
Grades: K-3
| 394 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Liberty Bell Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
960 W Oxford St
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(610) 282-1850
Grades: K-3
| 413 students
Rank: #55.
Southern Lehigh Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3715 Preston Lane
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-3700
Grades: 7-8
| 532 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Southern Lehigh School District
  • 5775 Main St, Center Valley, PA, 18034-9703
  • (610) 282-3121
  • slsd.org
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 3,170 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in PA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27

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