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 3,141 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 228 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.1 from 228 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The health and safety in my school is okay. Most kids do not like going to the nurse because we always feel like a bother. The safety like our security guards don't do much just stand in a place in the hallways and let kids skip or some actually talk to the kids that are skipping. Our security guards really don't do much. They only do something to the kids when the principal tells them or when the principal is around but other than that they act like friends with the kids. They let them slide with a lot of stuff.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Our extracurricular opportunities at my school is actually very good. The only reason I think it is good is because the kids who stay after school are the kids who actually care about there education, music or sports. Like I said earlier our kids take sports serious. They also take theatre serious as well but they make those kids practice and stay till super late even on school nights. That is the only flaw I see about theatre but other than that it is great and music is also very good as well. Our kids who stay after school are very serious and actually want to be there.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: I would never choose this high school again. I would not choose it because all the staff really cares about is the sports. Mainly our soccer team, they focus more on the athletic kids rather then the kids who actually need help or want to learn. The kids here never go to class as well they always skip classes and the security guards who are suppose to send them to class literally just sit there talking to them.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers in my school are good but they are not great. Most like to help but there is some who just do not care about the students. Some students who are struggling and need the actual help, they just brush them off and away. The grading is not really up to par, we always have to wait a while to see our grades. This goes for the teachers but also the guidance counselors, every time I go to them I feel like a bother.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There is a good amount of security guards so I don't think safety is a problem

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Wilson High School 5 mi. 1,856
3.00 Boyertown Area Senior High School 15 mi. 1,639
3.66 Coatesville Area Senior High School 25 mi. 2,122
4.33 Downingtown High School East 25 mi. 1,609
3.66 Collegium Charter School 26 mi. 2,216

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Reading Senior High School United States Boyertown Area Senior High School Coatesville Area Senior High School Collegium Charter School Downingtown High School East Wilson High School
Hispanic 78.0% 25.0% 1.0% 11.0% 10.0% 3.0% 13.0%
African American 11.0% 15.0% 2.0% 36.0% 16.0% 4.0% 9.0%
White 7.0% 51.0% 93.0% 49.0% 51.0% 83.0% 71.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 6.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 15.0% 7.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 42.3%
Grade 11 25.9%
Grade 12 31.7%

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 27 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 42% Diversity
  • 18% If you make good choices you will be even stronger
  • 18% Clubs
  • 12% Opportunities
  • 9% Teachers

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

  • 40% A majority of he students truly have given up.
  • 30% The ghetto kids are who ruin Reading Highs rep.
  • 20% The professionals have given up
  • 10% No one cares

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 89% Size
  • 11% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 74% Diverse
  • 26% In need of improvement

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Join a club, make new friends
  • 25% Don't be afraid to take different classes
  • 19% You are who you hang with, so make good friends.
  • 12% Your friends are not always good people.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 68% 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.