Wyoming Valley West Senior High School

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Wyoming Valley West Senior High School
Plymouth, PA, Luzerne County, 18651
United States
Coordinates 41°14′29″N 75°56′56″W / 41.241342°N 75.948875°W / 41.241342; -75.948875Coordinates: 41°14′29″N 75°56′56″W / 41.241342°N 75.948875°W / 41.241342; -75.948875[1]
Status open
School district Wyoming Valley West School District
CEEB Code 392025[2]
Principal Erin Keating
Faculty 84 FTE[3]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1482
48.7% Male
51.3% Female (2008-9 School Year)
 • Grade 9 394
 • Grade 10 370
 • Grade 11 356
 • Grade 12 362
Student to teacher ratio 17.6:1
Color(s) Burgundy & Gold
Athletics conference Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 2
Sports Football
Team name Spartans
Newspaper The West Side Story
Budget $15.2M
Pennsylvania School Number 6391
NCES Assigned School ID 422595006391
FIPS County Number 42079

Wyoming Valley West Senior High School (also known as Wyoming Valley West, or just Valley West) is a public high school in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania USA. The school is the only public high school in the Wyoming Valley West School District (AUP 118409302).

Students and faculty[edit]

With 1482 students and 84 FTE teachers, the student-to-teacher ratio at WVWHS is 17.6:1, as compared to the state average of 16:1.

The racial makeup of the student body is 93% Caucasian, 4% black, 1% Asian, and 2% Hispanic.[4]

Academic performance[edit]

In 2010 the school met adequate yearly progress as set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The target of 63% of students to score proficient or higher in reading was set and was surpassed by 65.9% of students scoring at least proficient. In math, the target was set of 56% of students to score proficient or higher, and this mark was also surpassed by 57% of students scoring proficient of higher. [5]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Kait Kerrigan - playwright, lyricist, book writer

Eugene Lewis - football player, Penn State

Jimy Hettes - Professional MMA Fighter - UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship

Mahmoud Ellbattah (also known as So So NEPA) - Singer, songwriter, rapper, CEO of Giant floors, music manager for country singer Matthew


The school's mascot is a warrior from the ancient Greek province of Sparta.[6] Wyoming Valley West is in PIAA District 2.[7]

AAA sports[edit]

  • Boys/Girls Cross Country
  • Boys/Girls Soccer
  • Boys/Girls Swimming and Diving
  • Boys/Girls Tennis
  • Boys/Girls Track and Field
  • Boys/Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Wrestling
  • Girls Field Hockey

AAAA sports[edit]

  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Boys/Girls Basketball
  • Boys Football
  • Boys Golf
  • Boys/Girls Indoor Track and Field
  • Boys/Girls Water Polo


  1. ^ "Free US Geocoder". Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Eastern.Edu". Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ "school-stats.com". Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ "publicschoolreview.com". Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  5. ^ http://paayp.emetric.net/School/Overview/c40/118409302/6391
  6. ^ "the570.com". Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  7. ^ "piaa.org". Retrieved 2008-09-23. 

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