Wissahickon Senior High School

Public 9-12

 521 Houston Rd
       Ambler, PA  19002-3553


(215) 619-8112

District: Wissahickon School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
112th of 537 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,332 Help

Feeder schools for Wissahickon Senior High School:

Elementary:    Blue Bell Elementary School
    Lower Gwynedd Elementary School
    Shady Grove Elementary School
    Stony Creek Elementary School
Middle:    Wissahickon Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  1,426

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.1%
Asian:
12.9%
African American:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.


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Compare Details Wissahickon Senior High School ranks better than 79.1% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.1%), Asian (12.9%), African American (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wissahickon Senior High School is 12.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wissahickon Senior High School is $22,332.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Wissahickon Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wissahickon Senior High School 112th of 537 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Wissahickon Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Wissahickon School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wissahickon School District 31st of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wissahickon Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 81.16 98th 583 83.2%
2004 89.58 37th 590 93.7%
2005 76.98 111th 593 81.3%
2006 83.36 55th 604 90.9%
2007 76.48 113th 615 81.6%
2008 77.91 102nd 621 83.6%
2009 80.30 84th 632 86.7%
2010 84.76 44th 649 93.2%
2011 87.99 28th 660 95.8%
2012 87.63 24th 664 96.4%
2013 85.83 41st 591 93.1%
2014 91.15 15th 580 97.4%
2015 93.08 4th 680 99.4%
2016 86.64 32nd 677 95.3%
2017 89.90 17th 663 97.4%
2018 89.29 21st 673 96.9%
2019 86.60 51st 693 92.6%
2021 77.58 112th 537 79.1%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Wissahickon Senior High School Test Scores
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by a citizen
Monday, July 15, 2019

Open Quote I am a former student at Wissahickon High, and I can say that I am not at all proud to have graduated from there. For one thing, bullying was not addressed effectively or at all. Mainly these students who bullied would just be talked to and that was it. The social climate was extremely hostile, and mainly consisted of cliques, which was not always and consistently addressed either. Furthermore, Wissahickon cares more about its reputation than about the students. Stress was put on us during the keystone exams, and all they cared about was if we were going to college. I couldn’t wait to leave this place after graduating. In short, 0/10, wouldn’t recommend, mean kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wissahickon Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 875 147 45 13 0 n/a n/a -10 1070
1989 778 135 60 16 0 n/a n/a 0 989
1990 741 125 71 13 0 n/a n/a 0 950
1991 724 119 85 8 1 n/a n/a 0 937
1992 745 109 95 15 0 n/a n/a 0 964
1993 762 113 97 13 1 n/a n/a 0 986
1994 777 149 106 27 2 n/a n/a 0 1061
1995 886 169 127 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1193
1996 886 169 127 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1193
1997 945 166 140 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1262
1998 968 134 140 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1251
1999 961 132 158 18 1 n/a n/a 0 1270
2000 950 157 154 21 5 n/a n/a 0 1287
2001 962 158 160 18 5 n/a n/a 0 1303
2002 1011 182 165 21 2 n/a n/a 0 1381
2003 1011 182 165 21 2 n/a n/a 0 1381
2004 996 168 179 27 2 n/a n/a 0 1372
2005 1002 188 192 38 2 n/a n/a 0 1422
2006 1045 206 201 40 1 n/a n/a 0 1493
2007 1001 220 223 46 2 n/a n/a 0 1492
2008 965 229 235 46 1 n/a n/a 0 1476
2009 954 241 237 41 0 n/a n/a 1 1474
2010 940 244 240 46 2 n/a n/a 5 1477
2011 929 188 235 54 2 0 48 0 1456
2012 928 190 224 61 1 1 53 0 1458
2013 940 183 205 66 1 1 57 0 1453
2014 922 169 189 60 1 1 70 0 1412
2015 901 168 185 62 0 1 69 0 1386
2016 877 155 185 66 0 1 61 0 1345
2017 865 156 181 76 2 2 55 0 1337
2018 903 156 167 86 1 0 47 0 1360
2019 903 158 175 93 0 0 68 0 1397
2020 931 162 179 99 1 0 93 0 1465
2021 886 170 184 93 2 0 91 0 1426

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Wissahickon Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1070 83.8 12.7 n/a
1989 989 79.5 12.4 n/a
1990 950 81.3 11.6 0
1991 937 70.4 13.3 n/a
1992 964 66.4 14.5 n/a
1993 986 62.4 15.8 n/a
1994 1061 60.0 17.7 n/a
1995 1193 67.2 17.8 n/a
1996 1193 67.2 17.8 n/a
1997 1262 68.6 18.4 n/a
1998 1251 71.1 17.6 n/a
1999 1270 76.5 16.6 n/a
2000 1287 79.6 16.2 0
2001 1303 78.3 16.6 0
2002 1381 89.3 15.5 0
2003 1381 89.3 15.5 0
2004 1372 88.5 15.5 0
2005 1422 88.4 16.1 0
2006 1493 93.9 15.9 0
2007 1492 97.1 15.4 0
2008 1476 127.1 11.6 n/a
2009 1474 110.5 13.3 n/a
2010 1477 114.0 12.9 11
2011 1456 113.4 12.8 13.7
2012 1458 114.2 12.7 13.8
2013 1453 113.2 12.8 15.6
2014 1412 110.4 12.7 16
2015 1386 111.0 12.4 17.5
2016 1345 108.0 12.4 20
2017 1337 110.8 12.0 19.4
2018 1360 110.1 12.3 19.9
2019 1397 110.3 12.6 20.3
2020 1465 109.1 13.4 18.6
2021 1426 110.1 12.9 19.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Wissahickon Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1070 83.8 12.7 n/a
1989 989 79.5 12.4 n/a
1990 950 81.3 11.6 0
1991 937 70.4 13.3 n/a
1992 964 66.4 14.5 n/a
1993 986 62.4 15.8 n/a
1994 1061 60.0 17.7 n/a
1995 1193 67.2 17.8 n/a
1996 1193 67.2 17.8 n/a
1997 1262 68.6 18.4 n/a
1998 1251 71.1 17.6 n/a
1999 1270 76.5 16.6 n/a
2000 1287 79.6 16.2 0
2001 1303 78.3 16.6 0
2002 1381 89.3 15.5 0
2003 1381 89.3 15.5 0
2004 1372 88.5 15.5 0
2005 1422 88.4 16.1 0
2006 1493 93.9 15.9 0
2007 1492 97.1 15.4 0
2008 1476 127.1 11.6 n/a
2009 1474 110.5 13.3 n/a
2010 1477 114.0 12.9 11
2011 1456 113.4 12.8 13.7
2012 1458 114.2 12.7 13.8
2013 1453 113.2 12.8 15.6
2014 1412 110.4 12.7 16
2015 1386 111.0 12.4 17.5
2016 1345 108.0 12.4 20
2017 1337 110.8 12.0 19.4
2018 1360 110.1 12.3 19.9
2019 1397 110.3 12.6 20.3
2020 1465 109.1 13.4 18.6
2021 1426 110.1 12.9 19.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wissahickon Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $214 (1.0%) $21,983 (99.0%) $22,197
2020 $237 (1.1%) $22,095 (98.9%) $22,332

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wissahickon Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 51st of 693 High schoolsRanks 112th of 537 High schools
 13.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Wissahickon Senior High School)87.482.8
 4.6%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.362.4
 0.9%
11th Grade Biology (Wissahickon Senior High School)81.178.6
 2.5%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.267.6
 4.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students13971426
 2.1%
African American158170
 7.6%
American Indian02
Asian175184
 5.1%
Hispanic9393
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races6891
 33.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.3%19.4%
 0.8%




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