Reading Senior High School

248 reviews
  1. Reading School District
  2. 10-12
  3. Public
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    D
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
801 North 13th St
Reading, PA 19604
Telephone
(610) 371-5705
Website
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Reading Senior High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
960
125 responses
Average ACT
22
9 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
AP Enrollment
8%
AP Exam Pass Rate
3%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    6%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    3%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    70%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
D
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
  • Pep rally and spirit week
    27%
  • Basketball games
    21%
  • The spirit at the football games
    21%
  • Soccer games, Monday knight shows, and concerts
    15%
  • Field hockey
    4%
  • Hockey
    4%
  • Marching band competions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,597
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,733/ year
National
$11,890
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses

Reviews

248 reviews
  • Excellent
    20
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    113
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    22
The culture at this school was extremely diverse. The school was as populated as the city itself. The are all kinds of ethnic groups, sexual orientations, and personal values. Contrary to popular belief, you were intelligent, no matter who you were. The problem is that the media likes the stories that sell: The violence, the drugs, and the confusion. In fact most of the bigger problems, like sexual scandals, occur in the districts surrounding ours. Even if those external problems are release to the public, people still look down upon our city and school district. Despite all the diversity in out school, there all only two types of people: The fortunate and the misunderstood. The "misunderstood" are the kids who have live in drug, violence, or economic problems. The "fortunate" are those same kids, however they have more will power to say, "You know what, I will make someone out of myself and beat the system." Because it really is the school district's fault that the city is one of the top poorest in the USA. They fail to manage the money properly in order to education the students that will feed the economy of the city. The school district fails to choose wisely between giving paying for teacher brunches and donating to an already flourishing external establishment, and investing in the city's future: our students! All of Reading kids are intelligent. It is very unfortunate that the people in charge abuse of their power and do not give these children the opportunity to advance in their lives.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 24 2013
Reading High is full of great people. It's one of the largest, if not the largest, high schools in the USA. All of the teachers I got were great! I graduated two years ago and I still keep in contact with some of them. They still offer me help to get through college, which I think is great! They are good with working one-on-one. They would explain the subject until everyone in the classroom understood. Now and then there were some that never got it so the teachers would make time after school to tutor the kid. I had a great experience at RHS and I wouldn't change anything of it.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 7 2013
My school is really big on this. We are a melting pot! For the most part, everyone accepts everyone. The LGTB club was, and still is a big deal there. Having no choice but to deal with people from different countries like Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, and many more, helped studens to be more open-minded and acceptable of people that are different from them.
  • Niche User
  • Nov 27 2013