Avon Grove High School

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Avon Grove High School
Avon Grove High School logo.jpg
257 State Road
West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390
United States
Coordinates 39°48′57″N 75°48′57″W / 39.8158°N 75.8157°W / 39.8158; -75.8157Coordinates: 39°48′57″N 75°48′57″W / 39.8158°N 75.8157°W / 39.8158; -75.8157
Type Public
Motto In Pursuit of Excellence
School district Avon Grove School District
Principal Scott DeShong
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1814 (2009-10)
 • Grade 9 471
 • Grade 10 455
 • Grade 11 480
 • Grade 12 435
School color(s) Maroon and gold
Mascot Red Devil
Rival Oxford High School
Newspaper The Devil's Herald
West grove.jpg

Avon Grove High School is a public high school located in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Avon Grove School District.

Avon Grove High School enrolls about 1,850+ students in grades 9-12. It is neighbored by Fred S. Engle Middle School, which houses grades 7 and 8.

The school was established in 1928 with Pierre Dupont being involved in designing its first building. The current building was built in 1957.[1]

Dual enrollment[edit]

The high school offers a Dual Enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses at local higher education institutions to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards both high school graduation requirements and towards a college degree. The students continue to have full access to all clubs, activities, and programs at their high school including the graduation ceremony. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offers a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees, and books.[2] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions.[3]

For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $3,976 for the program.[4]

Accreditation for Growth[edit]

Avon Grove High School is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association. The purpose of the accreditation process is the improvement of education by evaluating the degree to which a school has gained worthwhile outcomes set by its own staff and community. All accreditation and renewal decisions are made by the Commission on Secondary Schools, which is one of three commissions that function within Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[5]


The Avon Grove School District offers clubs, activities and sports. Eligibility for participation is set by school board policy and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

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.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ presentation of the history of Avon Grove High School
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education - Dual Enrollment Guidelines.
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement website accessed March 2010.
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Dual Enrollment Fall Grants 2009-10. August 2009
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  6. ^ Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities, Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, November 10, 2005
  7. ^ [1]

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