Great Valley High School

Public 9-12

 225 North Phoenixville Pike
       Malvern, PA  19355-1134


(610) 889-1900

District: Great Valley School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
74th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,037 Help


Feeder schools for Great Valley High School:

Elementary:    Charlestown Elementary School
    General Wayne Elementary School
    Kathryn D. Markley Elementary School
    Sugartown Elementary School
Middle:    Great Valley Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  1,403

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.3%
Asian:
23.4%
Hispanic:
13.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Compare Details Great Valley High School ranks better than 89% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.68. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Great Valley High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Great Valley High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.3%), Asian (23.4%), Hispanic (13%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Great Valley High School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Great Valley High School is $20,037.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Great Valley High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Great Valley High School 74th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Great Valley High School in the ranking list.)

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Great Valley School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Great Valley School District 59th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Great Valley High School

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Rank History for all students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.27 20th 583 96.6%
2004 89.91 35th 590 94.1%
2005 88.08 24th 593 96.0%
2006 89.35 13th 604 97.8%
2007 89.77 16th 615 97.4%
2008 90.00 19th 621 96.9%
2009 89.92 22nd 632 96.5%
2010 89.96 19th 649 97.1%
2011 92.80 7th 660 98.9%
2012 92.37 7th 664 98.9%
2013 89.77 22nd 591 96.3%
2014 86.56 39th 580 93.3%
2015 87.94 31st 680 95.4%
2016 88.14 12th 677 98.2%
2017 86.29 35th 663 94.7%
2018 86.23 43rd 673 93.6%
2019 91.11 13th 693 98.1%
2021 87.03 36th 537 93.3%
2022 90.78 18th 634 97.2%
2023 85.68 74th 674 89.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 49.70 30th 85 64.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.78 238th 652 63.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.19 11th 502 97.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 80.08 25th 112 77.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.30 138th 252 45.2%
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Rank History for White students at Great Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.69 68th 577 88.2%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Open Quote The school is in a good area an provides students all the resources they need. However, the school is not as academically competitive as other schools in the Greater Philadelphia/Main Line Area. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Great Valley High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 898 46 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 959
1989 837 37 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 893
1990 792 37 19 0 1 n/a n/a 0 849
1991 786 34 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 837
1992 800 39 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 857
1993 760 39 13 3 0 n/a n/a 0 815
1994 777 34 20 0 0 n/a n/a 0 831
1995 814 26 25 2 0 n/a n/a 0 867
1996 814 26 25 2 0 n/a n/a 0 867
1997 809 33 23 7 2 n/a n/a 0 874
1998 843 41 27 10 2 n/a n/a 0 923
1999 871 34 36 11 2 n/a n/a 0 954
2000 880 35 41 12 3 n/a n/a 0 971
2001 911 45 40 12 3 n/a n/a 0 1011
2002 967 41 42 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1069
2003 967 41 42 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1069
2004 1007 48 53 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1124
2005 1064 40 70 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1190
2006 1092 37 71 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1216
2007 1118 40 81 23 0 n/a n/a 0 1262
2008 1087 36 85 35 0 n/a n/a 0 1243
2009 1062 35 82 29 0 n/a n/a 1 1209
2010 1072 25 92 33 0 n/a n/a 5 1227
2011 1067 38 86 43 0 0 7 0 1241
2012 1072 41 85 41 1 0 10 0 1250
2013 1038 45 94 46 0 0 12 0 1235
2014 1004 45 123 56 0 0 13 0 1241
2015 969 42 137 58 1 2 11 0 1220
2016 972 29 147 73 0 3 15 0 1239
2017 954 27 175 105 0 1 18 0 1280
2018 931 29 187 102 0 1 26 0 1276
2019 927 31 223 109 0 1 28 0 1319
2020 883 40 266 116 0 1 31 0 1337
2021 890 47 274 120 0 1 35 0 1367
2022 844 46 304 163 1 1 43 0 1402
2023 804 48 328 183 0 1 39 0 1403

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 Great Valley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 959 83.1 11.5 n/a
1989 893 80.6 11.0 n/a
1990 849 83.4 10.1 0
1991 837 76.0 11.0 n/a
1992 857 71.0 12.0 n/a
1993 815 65.4 12.5 n/a
1994 831 64.2 12.9 n/a
1995 867 65.0 13.3 n/a
1996 867 65.0 13.3 n/a
1997 874 62.0 14.1 n/a
1998 923 63.3 14.6 n/a
1999 954 64.2 14.9 n/a
2000 971 66.7 14.6 4.4
2001 1011 68.9 14.7 5.2
2002 1069 77.2 13.8 3.8
2003 1069 77.2 13.8 3.8
2004 1124 80.1 14.0 2.2
2005 1190 83.4 14.3 3.4
2006 1216 85.8 14.2 4.1
2007 1262 90.6 13.9 5.2
2008 1243 90.9 13.7 5.6
2009 1209 94.3 12.8 5.5
2010 1227 30.0 40.8 5.9
2011 1241 92.6 13.3 6
2012 1250 91.1 13.7 8.1
2013 1235 91.2 13.5 12.7
2014 1241 88.9 13.9 14.3
2015 1220 88.0 13.8 13
2016 1239 93.0 13.3 14
2017 1280 96.7 13.2 14.8
2018 1276 95.9 13.3 13.9
2019 1319 92.8 14.2 14.1
2020 1337 91.7 14.5 11.9
2021 1367 96.5 14.1 16.7
2022 1402 95.9 14.6 15.9
2023 1403 105.9 13.2 18.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Great Valley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 959 83.1 11.5 n/a
1989 893 80.6 11.0 n/a
1990 849 83.4 10.1 0
1991 837 76.0 11.0 n/a
1992 857 71.0 12.0 n/a
1993 815 65.4 12.5 n/a
1994 831 64.2 12.9 n/a
1995 867 65.0 13.3 n/a
1996 867 65.0 13.3 n/a
1997 874 62.0 14.1 n/a
1998 923 63.3 14.6 n/a
1999 954 64.2 14.9 n/a
2000 971 66.7 14.6 4.4
2001 1011 68.9 14.7 5.2
2002 1069 77.2 13.8 3.8
2003 1069 77.2 13.8 3.8
2004 1124 80.1 14.0 2.2
2005 1190 83.4 14.3 3.4
2006 1216 85.8 14.2 4.1
2007 1262 90.6 13.9 5.2
2008 1243 90.9 13.7 5.6
2009 1209 94.3 12.8 5.5
2010 1227 30.0 40.8 5.9
2011 1241 92.6 13.3 6
2012 1250 91.1 13.7 8.1
2013 1235 91.2 13.5 12.7
2014 1241 88.9 13.9 14.3
2015 1220 88.0 13.8 13
2016 1239 93.0 13.3 14
2017 1280 96.7 13.2 14.8
2018 1276 95.9 13.3 13.9
2019 1319 92.8 14.2 14.1
2020 1337 91.7 14.5 11.9
2021 1367 96.5 14.1 16.7
2022 1402 95.9 14.6 15.9
2023 1403 105.9 13.2 18.4

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 Great Valley High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $13 (0.1%) $18,702 (99.9%) $18,715
2020 $243 (1.3%) $18,779 (98.7%) $19,022
2021 $117 (0.6%) $20,153 (99.4%) $20,270
2022 $14 (0.1%) $20,023 (99.9%) $20,037

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Great Valley High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 13th of 693 High schoolsRanks 74th of 674 High schools
 9.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Great Valley High School)89.245.7
 43.5%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Great Valley High School)90.768.3
 22.4%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Great Valley High School)96.687.7
 8.9%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13191403
 6.4%
African American3148
 54.8%
American Indian00
Asian223328
 47.1%
Hispanic109183
 67.9%
Pacific Islander11
White927804
 13.3%
Two or More Races2839
 39.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.1%18.4%
 4.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,403 students attended Great Valley High School.

Students at Great Valley High School are 57% White, 23% Asian, 13% Hispanic, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Great Valley High School ranks 74th of 674 Pennsylvania high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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