Souderton Area High School

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Souderton Area High School
Address
625 Lower Road
Souderton Area School District
Souderton, PA, Montgomery County, 18964
United States
Coordinates 40°18′52″N 75°18′52″W / 40.31444°N 75.31444°W / 40.31444; -75.31444
Information
School type Public
Opened 2009 (New Building) – 1931(Original Building)
School district Souderton Area School District
Superintendent Frederick C. Johnson, Ed.D.
Dean William Coddington
Principal Sam Varano
Vice principal Matt Haines
Ellen Sykes
Grades 9 - 12
Age range 13-18
Enrollment 2725 pupils in 2010
Grade 9 543
Grade 10 584
Grade 11 512
Grade 12 545
Other Enrollment projected to decline to 2533 in 2020[1]
Language English
Hours in school day 7
School color(s) Red and White
Slogan Great History, Exceptional Future
Mascot "Red Rocket"
Team name Indians
Rival North Penn
Newspaper The Arrowhead
Website
Souderton Area School District region in Bucks County

Souderton Area High School is a large, suburban high school located at 625 Lower Road in Souderton, Pennsylvania, United States, and serves residents in Souderton, Telford, Harleysville, and surrounding communities. It is a part of the Souderton Area School District.

Graduation rate[edit]

In 2011, the graduation rate was 98.7%.[2] In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4 year cohort graduation rate. Souderton Area School District's rate was 94% for 2010.[3]

Under former calculation formula:

  • 2010 - 96%
  • 2009 - 96%[4]
  • 2008 - 95%
  • 2007 - 97%[5]

Academic Achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school achieved AYP status. In 2010, the school was in Making Progress: School Improvement Level II due to chronic, low student achievement.[6] In 2009, the high school was in School Improvement Level I status due to lagging student academic achievement.

11th Grade Reading

  • 2011 - 88.2% on grade level (% below basic). State - 69.1% of 11th graders are on grade level.[7]
  • 2010 - 82.1% on grade level (6.4% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 66% of 11th graders are on grade level.[8]
  • 2009 - 80.1% (8.3% below basic), State - 65%[9]
  • 2008 - 82.1% (7.5% below basic), State - 65%[10]

11th Grade Math:

  • 2011 - 85.6% on grade level (4.7% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 60.3% of 11th graders are on grade level.
  • 2010 - 83.9% (5.9% below basic). State - 59%
  • 2009 - 73.2% (11.2% below basic). State - 56%.[11]
  • 2008 - 74.5% (11.6% below basic), State - 56%

11th Grade Science:

  • 2011 - 67.1% on grade level (4.5% below basic). State - 40% of 11th graders were on grade level.
  • 2010 - 54.3% (9.5% below basic). State - 39%
  • 2009 - 66.1% (4.5% below basic). State - 40%[12]
  • 2008 - 55% (8% below basic). State - 39%

Extracurriculars[edit]

The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports. The Souderton Area School Board determines eligibility policies to participate in these programs.[13]

By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrollment and Projections by LEA Report, Pennsylvania Department of Education, July 2010
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2011). "Souderton Area School District Academic Achievement Report data table". 
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (March 15, 2011). "New 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate Calculation Now Being Implemented". 
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education. "Souderton Area School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2009". Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. "High School Graduation rate 2007". Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2011). "SOUDERTON AREA SHS - School AYP Overview". 
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 29, 2011). "2010-2011 PSSA and AYP Results". 
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2010). "2009-2010 PSSA and AYP Results". 
  9. ^ The Times-Tribune. (September 2009). "Grading Our Schools database, 2009 PSSA results". 
  10. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (August 2008). "2007-2008 PSSA and AYP Results". 
  11. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2009). "Souderton Area High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2009". 
  12. ^ The Times-Tribune. (2009). "Grading Our Schools database, 2009 Science PSSA results,". 
  13. ^ Souderton Area School District Extracurriculars Policy 122 and Souderton Area School District Interscholastic Athletics 123. Souderton Area School District Policy Manual. 2010.
  14. ^ Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, (November 10, 2005). "Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities,". 
  15. ^ http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2010/02/08/souderton_independent/news/doc4b6932108b54d309997291.txt?viewmode=2

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