Wissahickon Senior High School

  • Wissahickon Senior High School serves 1,360 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (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 95% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Wissahickon Senior High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) 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 33% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Wissahickon Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Wissahickon Senior High School's student population of 1,360 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,360 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wissahickon Senior High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wissahickon Senior High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#14 out of 2814 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
13%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
11%
15%
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White
67%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.520.53
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Graduation Rate
97%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWissahickon School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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