Reading Senior High School

249 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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
960
131 responses
Average ACT
22
9 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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

249 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    113
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    22
What I like about Reading Senior High School is that when work hard to achieve high academic, you will get notice by colleges who awaits you after High School and there is alot of activities and afterschool activities you can be apart of. In most of all, diversity plays a big part meaning that if you do not speak english there is ESL classes that will adhence your language and the teachers always encourage students to thrive for success. They help you with basically anything you need help with and they will stay afterschool just to help you. They care about if you are doing well in the subject and if you comprehend what's being taught. Overall Reading Senior High School have a lot of opportunities.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago
During my years at Reading High School I really did grow. I started my 11th grade year and as soon as I started I never saw how much school spirit this school year shows, teachers push us to become better students, we have so much college prep opportunities. When I became a Red Knight I noticed I have changed, not physically but mentally. My grades have changed from D's and C's to getting A's and B's, CORE classes to honor classes, I knew I was no longer just an ordinary student, I am now an honors student. They also give us great opportunities as interns. Becoming an intern has changed my life because now that I will be working in an environment I want to learn so much more about I can now know what I want for my future, all because of Reading Senior High School. Once a Red Knight, I will always be a Red Knight...
  • Senior
  • 3 months ago
Most of the teachers that I've had in passing years have gone out there way to help me, or any other student, to the best of their means whenever called upon. Until I worked a camp, which I have done recently, I never really understood that feeling- of wanting to provide for people that don't provide any physical things to you. It's the small things that go unnoticed, and I appreciate them more now. I realize now, that my teachers have been doing small things, that add up, for years.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago