Wyoming Valley West Senior High School

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Wyoming Valley West Senior High School
Location
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]
Information
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
Baseball
Soccer
Team name Spartans
Newspaper The West Side Story
Budget $15.2M
Pennsylvania School Number 6391
NCES Assigned School ID 422595006391
FIPS County Number 42079
Website

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

Sports[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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