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 2,649 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 34% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 207 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.0 from 207 reviews
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    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers really do go above and beyond when it comes to the students. they all tried their best to take it to a one on one level when it came to their students and if they student needed help with anything they would not hesitate to give them after school tutoring or extra help.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The school had a lot of clubs after school. They had bible study , chorus, and sports. They also had the key club and so much more. These clubs helped the kids progress, make friends and want to come to school .

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Citadel Intermediate High School 1 mi. 1,976
3.00 Exeter Township Senior High School 3 mi. 1,396
2.33 Governor Mifflin Senior High School 4 mi. 1,337
3.66 Wilson High School 5 mi. 1,864
3.00 Boyertown Area Senior High School 15 mi. 1,733

Around Reading Senior High School

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Reading Senior High School United States Boyertown Area Senior High School Citadel Intermediate High School Exeter Township Senior High School Governor Mifflin Senior High School Wilson High School
Hispanic 75.0% 24.5% 0% 76.0% 4.0% 9.0% 11.0%
African American 12.0% 15.2% 1.0% 11.0% 5.0% 6.0% 8.0%
White 9.0% 51.6% 96.0% 8.0% 89.0% 81.0% 74.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 18 responses

  • 56% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 22% No

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

  • 52% Diversity
  • 17% If you make good choices you will be even stronger
  • 13% Opportunities
  • 9% Clubs
  • 9% Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 41% A majority of he students truly have given up.
  • 29% The ghetto kids are who ruin Reading Highs rep.
  • 24% The professionals have given up
  • 6% No one cares

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 100% Size

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 77% Diverse
  • 23% In need of improvement

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% Join a club, make new friends
  • 25% Don't be afraid to take different classes
  • 17% You are who you hang with, so make good friends.
  • 17% Your friends are not always good people.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 55% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.