Wallenpaupack Area High School

  • Wallenpaupack Area High School serves 1,050 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 81% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Wallenpaupack Area High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Wallenpaupack Area High School's student population of 1,050 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,050 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wallenpaupack Area High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wallenpaupack Area High School is 0.22, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#374 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
9%
11%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
88%
66%
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Diversity Score0.220.26
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Graduation Rate
94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wallenpaupack Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWallenpaupack Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.20 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
I'm not prejudice however I just want my child to be in a white non Hispanic school system. Its one of the reasons we chose WLSS its the best around. I'm happy that my child is being taught by teachers that care about their students. I came from a horrible school district where students were in gangs and drug dealing during breaks. I know what's its like growing up hard and having eyes in the back of your head. WLSS kids don't have to worry about that. I'm glad its a white school system
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2  
I go to this school and I'm only a sophomore but I moved from NY in August before my freshman year. I had lots of friends and lots of people liked me in my old school. I had a social life and would hang out with people there. Now since I've been going to WAHS I've never hung out with anybody here outside of school and I have 2 friends because nobody wants to be friends with the black kid from NY. I'm part of the whopping 4% of black kids here and I feel very segregated. I get lots of attention just simply because I'm black and not white like 90% of the students that go to this school. I wish that my parents did not move me out here and I could've stayed in NY where I had friends and a social life. Now I stay home and I'm very depressed. I would not send your kid here if they're from out of state or black.
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2  
Very questionable ethics with this school and especially it's faculty. I'm a police officer and can tell you that on more than one occassion, teachers from this school have been involved in everything from minor crimes to major crimes that somehow gets buried out of public view. An example of these crimes is a teacher that resides in a nearby lake community that was arrested for assault on the community president during July 2009. Another example is yet another so-called teacher that owns several small properties that he rents out to young, sometimes underaged females and then has sexual relations with them at random. Another teacher has been convicted of DUI three consecutive times and the list of offenses goes on and on. There is even one former teacher that has a history of petophelia that somehow worked in their middle school and was convicted of crimes against children.
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5  
That last review is just BS. I went to Wallenpaupack my whole life, and made sure my Son goes there as well. They DO have a PTA, they do have many many things to do such as a band, chorale, etc. If someones child wilts here, it's not the schools fault. This school has the best programs for special needs children, and a much more flexible school board. I would never send my children anywhere else.
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2  
NO I would not recommend this school. If your from out of state, The High School especially, does not allow out of state kids to show their talents, even if they are more talented then the local child, simply because they are from out of state. I wish we knew this before we moved here. My flower (child) Is wilting because of these people. Where we were from my child excelled in everything,Honors, music, theather, band, county arts, you name it. I will gladly move when my child graduates. Also no PTA for parents that want to be involved.This has been truly a disappointment living here. Not what there web page claims. My child was in the National Junior Honor Society. The Junior High was told of this. They never even asked her to the ceremony. Not impressed.
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