Souderton Area High School

Souderton Area High School is a large high school in the Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia located at 625 Lower Road in Souderton, Pennsylvania, United States, and serves residents in Souderton and Telford boroughs, and Franconia, Lower Salford and Upper Salford townships. It is the only high school in Souderton Area School District.

Souderton Area High School
Address
625 Lower Road


, ,
18964

United States
Coordinates40°18′52″N 75°18′52″W
Information
School typePublic
Opened2009 (New Building) 1931(Original Building)
School districtSouderton Area School District
SuperintendentFrank Gallagher
PrincipalSam Varano
Grades9–12
Age range13-18
Enrollment2,241 (2016-2017)
LanguageEnglish
Hours in school day7
CampusSuburban
School color(s)          Red and White
SloganGreat History, Exceptional Future
Athletics conferenceSuburban One Sports
Mascot"Big Red"
Team nameIndians
RivalNorth Penn High School
NewspaperThe Arrowhead
WebsiteSouderton Area High School

Graduation rate

In 2011, the graduation rate was 98.7%.[1] 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.[2]

Under former calculation formula:

  • 2010 – 96%
  • 2009 – 96%[3]
  • 2008 – 95%
  • 2007 – 97%[4]

Academic achievement

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.[5] 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.[6]
  • 2010 – 82.1% on grade level (6.4% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 66% of 11th graders are on grade level.[7]
  • 2009 – 80.1% (8.3% below basic), State – 65%[8]
  • 2008 – 82.1% (7.5% below basic), State – 65%[9]

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%.[10]
  • 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%[11]
  • 2008 – 55% (8% below basic). State – 39%

Extracurriculars

The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports. There are currently 66 different clubs students can join. The Souderton Area School Board determines eligibility policies to participate in these programs.[12]

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.[13]

Notable alumni

References

  1. Pennsylvania Department of Education (2011). "Souderton Area School District Academic Achievement Report data table".
  2. Pennsylvania Department of Education (March 15, 2011). "New 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate Calculation Now Being Implemented".
  3. Pennsylvania Department of Education. "Souderton Area School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2009". Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  4. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. "High School Graduation rate 2007". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
  5. Pennsylvania Department of Education (2011). "SOUDERTON AREA SHS - School AYP Overview". Archived from the original on 2015-02-26. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  6. Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 29, 2011). "2010-2011 PSSA and AYP Results".
  7. Pennsylvania Department of Education (2010). "2009-2010 PSSA and AYP Results".
  8. "Grading Our Schools database, 2009 PSSA results". The Times-Tribune. September 2009.
  9. Pennsylvania Department of Education (August 2008). "2007-2008 PSSA and AYP Results".
  10. Pennsylvania Department of Education (2009). "Souderton Area High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2009".
  11. "Grading Our Schools database, 2009 Science PSSA results". The Times-Tribune. 2009.
  12. Souderton Area School District Extracurriculars Policy 122 and Souderton Area School District Interscholastic Athletics 123. Souderton Area School District Policy Manual. 2010.
  13. Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, (November 10, 2005). "Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities,". Archived from the original on October 23, 2014.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
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