Southern Lehigh SD School District

5775 Main St
Center Valley, PA 18034
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Southern Lehigh SD 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 5%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 5%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,101 students in Southern Lehigh SD 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 SD School District have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,942 Schools
# Students
3,101 Students
1,670,866 Students
# Teachers
169 Teachers
120,617 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Southern Lehigh SD School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (PA)
#27 out of 684 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Southern Lehigh SD  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
63%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southern Lehigh SD  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 2021-22 school year data.
79%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southern Lehigh SD  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 2021-22 school year data.
82%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Southern Lehigh SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
94%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Southern Lehigh SD  School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.29
0.57
# American Indian Students
9 Students
2,847 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
199 Students
72,843 Students
% Asian Students
6%
4%
# Hispanic Students
202 Students
227,380 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
14%
# Black Students
46 Students
240,366 Students
% Black Students
2%
14%
# White Students
2,595 Students
1,044,106 Students
% White Students
84%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
1,435 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
45 Students
81,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
6,075
# Students in K Grade:
199
118,975
# Students in 1st Grade:
204
117,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
229
122,752
# Students in 3rd Grade:
210
123,313
# Students in 4th Grade:
222
124,259
# Students in 5th Grade:
233
126,511
# Students in 6th Grade:
232
127,241
# Students in 7th Grade:
230
131,426
# Students in 8th Grade:
289
134,903
# Students in 9th Grade:
248
145,107
# Students in 10th Grade:
266
134,246
# Students in 11th Grade:
268
128,592
# Students in 12th Grade:
271
129,745
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,593 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,665. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,922 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$70 MM
$39,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Southern Lehigh SD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$65 MM
$38,578 MM
This chart display total spending of Southern Lehigh SD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,593
$23,665
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Southern Lehigh SD  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,922
$23,089
This chart display average spending per public school student in Southern Lehigh SD  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Southern Lehigh SD School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Southern Lehigh Sr. High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5800 Main St
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-1421
Grades: 9-12
| 1,053 students
Rank: #22.
Liberty Bell Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
960 W Oxford St
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(610) 282-1850
Grades: K-3
| 407 students
Rank: #33.
Southern Lehigh Intermediate School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5438 Route 378
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 861-4040
Grades: 4-6
| 687 students
Rank: #44.
Southern Lehigh MiddleSchool
(Math: 51% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3715 Preston Lane
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-3700
Grades: 7-8
| 519 students
Rank: #55.
Hopewell Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4625 W Hopewell Rd
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 791-0200
Grades: K-3
| 435 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Southern Lehigh SD School District?
Southern Lehigh SD School District manages 5 public schools serving 3,101 students.
What is the rank of Southern Lehigh SD School District?
Southern Lehigh SD School District is ranked #28 out of 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Pennsylvania school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest science proficiency (Top 5%)
What is the racial composition of students in Southern Lehigh SD School District?
84% of Southern Lehigh SD School District students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Southern Lehigh SD School District?
Southern Lehigh SD School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.
What is Southern Lehigh SD School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $20,922 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 3,101 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : 94% (Top 30% in PA)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 63% (Top 5%)
  • : 79% (Top 5%)
  • : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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