Lewisburg High School

Public 9-12

 545 Newman Rd
       Lewisburg, PA  17837-9326


 (570) 523-3220

District: Lewisburg Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
131st of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.5
Number of students:  626

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.2%
Hispanic:
5.9%
African American:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Lewisburg High School ranked better than 80.5% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.28. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (84.2%), Hispanic (5.9%), African American (4.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 23.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lewisburg High School is 15.5. (See more...)
Compare Lewisburg High School employs 40.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Lewisburg High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lewisburg High School 131st of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Lewisburg High School in the ranking list.)

Lewisburg Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lewisburg Area School District 40th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lewisburg High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.89 38th 583 93.5%
2004 88.15 45th 590 92.4%
2005 86.02 40th 593 93.3%
2006 84.50 43rd 604 92.9%
2007 81.63 69th 615 88.8%
2008 87.10 33rd 621 94.7%
2009 88.74 26th 632 95.9%
2010 88.85 26th 649 96.0%
2011 86.22 37th 660 94.4%
2012 87.93 21st 664 96.8%
2013 77.97 99th 591 83.2%
2014 77.09 94th 580 83.8%
2015 86.31 47th 680 93.1%
2016 76.38 141st 677 79.2%
2017 83.38 72nd 663 89.1%
2018 78.28 131st 673 80.5%

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

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by a parent
Monday, June 20, 2011

Open Quote NOT AS GOOD AS IT SHOULD BE.

The School Digger ratings are based on PSSA scores, and the Lewisburg students do get good PSSA scores. The problem is, the students enrolled at Lewisburg would get good PSSA scores wherever they went, and the good scores have led to an unwarranted complacency and self satisfaction in the administration and faculty.

Lewisburg is like a school in a high end suburban school district - you have the normal bright kids that you find everywhere, but added in are the kids of Bucknell faculty and the many Geisinger doctors who live in the area, two groups that raise their kids in culturally rich environments with ample stimulation. With so many bright students from great home environments, the scores will be fairly high. Put differently, standardized tests measure the family as much as the school, and Lewisburg is blessed with many highly educated families that surround their smart children with awesome out of school learning opportunities.

The school should be pushing all these bright kids to excellence and sending them on to the very best schools in the country, but mediocrity seems to be sufficient. There is little homework, and little effort made to push kids to prepare themselves for elite colleges. Taking classes at Bucknell used to be an option for the brighter kids, but the school has adopted a schedule that makes that very difficult for day time classes. On the other hand, at least, this isn't a district where kids who get excellent grades are ostracized based solely on being demonstrably smart.

Year after year, the school's brightest graduates get turned down by the Ivies and Ivy equivalents (e.g., MIT, Stanford, Duke, Chicago, Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore). The school seems to not have a good reputation with elite college admission offices, and it has not had admission counselors who understand and can teach the complex strategies of elite school admission. I've seen kids who are college level athletes not have that used to their benefit in the admissions process, only to be told by the coach after the deny letter went out, "If I'd only known." The net is, if you want to send a child with the boards and grades and extracurriculars that warrant admission to Dartmouth/Williams/Stanford to Hamilton or Penn State, Lewisburg High is well suited to that.

It's not a bad school. It's a pretty good school, and clearly the best school in a 50 mile radius. It's just a bad school for really, really good students with big ambitions. If you have a normally bright child who likes playing sports but wouldn't make the team at a massive school like New Trier, might benefit from a very good anti-bullying program, would enjoy being around a student body that generally is made up of nice and smart kids, and would be happy to enroll at second choice type college, Lewisburg would be fine. If you yourself went to an elite school, have strong alumni ties to that school, and can take over the counseling and strategizing and preparation job yourself, Lewisburg might also be fine (its Ivy placements in recent decades seem to follow that model).

The frustration is seeing all these kids go out of high school and on to colleges (and lives) that aren't as good as they deserve. With administrators who understood that the world doesn't end at the state line, and teachers who are hired on credentials rather than ties to local power brokers, this could be one of the top five schools in the state. As it is, it's just a pretty good school, and that's a crying shame. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lewisburg High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 533 8 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1989 500 10 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1990 474 8 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1991 456 5 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1992 412 6 14 9 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1993 450 7 9 8 0 n/a n/a 0 474
1994 430 14 13 10 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1995 481 11 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1996 481 11 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1997 502 13 10 15 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1998 511 14 4 14 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1999 542 9 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2000 556 18 7 14 0 n/a n/a 0 595
2001 568 20 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 613
2002 611 10 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 646
2003 611 10 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 646
2004 562 14 9 15 0 n/a n/a 0 600
2005 599 13 7 21 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2006 574 12 6 16 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2007 578 20 10 21 0 n/a n/a 0 629
2008 593 25 9 14 0 n/a n/a 0 641
2009 554 26 11 17 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2010 549 32 18 18 3 n/a n/a 0 620
2011 492 36 15 23 3 0 1 0 570
2012 503 26 20 29 2 0 3 0 583
2013 477 24 25 30 2 0 1 0 559
2014 482 31 28 32 3 0 6 0 582
2015 513 37 30 33 4 0 5 0 622
2016 513 32 30 38 3 0 4 0 620
2017 527 29 26 37 1 0 6 0 626

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 Lewisburg High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 554 45.7 12.1 n/a
1989 524 39.7 13.1 n/a
1990 491 40.1 12.2 0.0
1991 477 40.5 11.7 n/a
1992 441 35.9 12.2 n/a
1993 474 35.0 13.5 n/a
1994 467 36.5 12.8 n/a
1995 511 36.0 14.2 n/a
1996 511 36.0 14.2 n/a
1997 540 36.6 14.8 n/a
1998 543 36.2 15.0 n/a
1999 562 36.0 15.6 n/a
2000 595 41.0 14.5 8.7
2001 613 35.6 17.2 5.1
2002 646 35.8 18.0 7.9
2003 646 35.8 18.0 7.9
2004 600 39.1 15.3 8.8
2005 640 38.1 16.8 8.0
2006 608 37.2 16.3 13.7
2007 629 37.6 16.7 16.4
2008 641 43.5 14.7 13.3
2009 608 43.1 14.1 14.3
2010 620 42.9 14.4 18.1
2011 570 41.9 13.5 17.5
2012 583 39.4 14.7 18.5
2013 559 37.1 15.0 16.5
2014 582 36.9 15.7 22.9
2015 622 37.0 16.8 20.1
2016 620 38.0 16.3 22.4
2017 626 40.3 15.5 23.8

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 Lewisburg High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 554 45.7 12.1 n/a
1989 524 39.7 13.1 n/a
1990 491 40.1 12.2 0.0
1991 477 40.5 11.7 n/a
1992 441 35.9 12.2 n/a
1993 474 35.0 13.5 n/a
1994 467 36.5 12.8 n/a
1995 511 36.0 14.2 n/a
1996 511 36.0 14.2 n/a
1997 540 36.6 14.8 n/a
1998 543 36.2 15.0 n/a
1999 562 36.0 15.6 n/a
2000 595 41.0 14.5 8.7
2001 613 35.6 17.2 5.1
2002 646 35.8 18.0 7.9
2003 646 35.8 18.0 7.9
2004 600 39.1 15.3 8.8
2005 640 38.1 16.8 8.0
2006 608 37.2 16.3 13.7
2007 629 37.6 16.7 16.4
2008 641 43.5 14.7 13.3
2009 608 43.1 14.1 14.3
2010 620 42.9 14.4 18.1
2011 570 41.9 13.5 17.5
2012 583 39.4 14.7 18.5
2013 559 37.1 15.0 16.5
2014 582 36.9 15.7 22.9
2015 622 37.0 16.8 20.1
2016 620 38.0 16.3 22.4
2017 626 40.3 15.5 23.8

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.




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