Reading Senior High School in Reading, PA - Niche

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Reading Senior High School is a public school in Reading, Pennsylvania. It has 3,364 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 47% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 209 reviews written and they have been mixed.

801 N 13th St
Reading, PA 19604
(610) 371-5705

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3.1 from 209 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school it's self is a good school, it's the students that make it a bad place. There is only a few students who are truly focused on learning and they are the ones to hang out with.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Reading high school is a great school for students who are not afraid to learn and reach their full potential.

    This school has many opportunities to excel and create an excellent profile to get into college. They have AP classes for those who wish to excel in academics. They also have many clubs for students with a variety of interest.

    They have the Senior Café strictly for seniors which is great and they also have a supportive art department.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: the lunch wasn't that great but I haven't heard of a schools whose lunch is good ever!
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: the principal was great! he helped a lot with student behavior and listened to our concerns
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: the athletics department was probably the best part of the school. I had such a great time. the coaches were very understanding and helped with any problems or injuries the students might of had. Also, the sporting equipment was very clean and always organized.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 13th & Green Elementary School Public
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1.66 13th & Union Elementary School Public
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1.66 10th & Penn Elementary School Public
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Fairview Christian School Private, Religious
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1.66 Riverside Elementary School Public
1.33 Tyson-Schoener Elementary School Public
1.66 Northwest Middle School Public
2.33 Mt. Penn Primary Center Public
2.66 Mt. Penn Elementary Center Public
St. Catharine of Siena School Private, Religious
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1.66 Northwest Elementary School Public
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1.66 Southwest Middle School Public
4.00 West Reading Elementary Center Public
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3.33 Governor Mifflin Intermediate School Public
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4.33 Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School Public
3.00 Cumru Elementary School Public
2.33 Governor Mifflin Senior High School Public
3.00 Brecknock Elementary School Public
3.33 Jacksonwald Elementary School Public
3.33 Governor Mifflin Middle School Public
4.00 Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center Public
4.00 Spring Ridge Elementary School Public
3.33 Lorane Elementary School Public
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4.00 Whitfield Elementary School Public
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3.66 Schuylkill Valley Middle School Public
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4.00 Oley Valley Middle School Public
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3.00 Daniel Boone Area Middle School Public
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3.00 Amity Primary Center Public
3.00 Amity Intermediate Center Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Exeter Township Senior High School 3 mi. 1,376
2.33 Governor Mifflin Senior High School 4 mi. 1,313
3.66 Wilson High School 5 mi. 1,845
3.00 Boyertown Area Senior High School 15 mi. 1,682
4.00 Owen J. Roberts High School 18 mi. 1,513

Around Reading Senior High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Reading Senior High School United States Boyertown Area Senior High School Exeter Township Senior High School Governor Mifflin Senior High School Owen J. Roberts High School Wilson High School
Hispanic 76.0% 25.0% 1.0% 4.0% 10.0% 2.0% 12.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 1.0% 6.0% 6.0% 3.0% 8.0%
White 9.0% 51.0% 95.0% 87.0% 80.0% 90.0% 73.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 4.0%


Grade 9 1.4%
Grade 10 29.0%
Grade 11 40.8%
Grade 12 28.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 48% Diversity
  • 20% If you make good choices you will be even stronger
  • 12% Clubs
  • 12% Opportunities
  • 8% Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 39% A majority of he students truly have given up.
  • 33% The ghetto kids are who ruin Reading Highs rep.
  • 22% The professionals have given up
  • 6% No one cares

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 93% Size
  • 7% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% Diverse
  • 20% In need of improvement

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Join a club, make new friends
  • 20% Don't be afraid to take different classes
  • 20% You are who you hang with, so make good friends.
  • 13% Your friends are not always good people.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.