Reading Senior High School

Public 10-12

 801 N 13th St
       Reading, PA  19604-2449


 (610) 371-5705

District: Reading School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
552nd of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.2
Number of students:  3,216

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
81.5%
African American:
11.2%
White:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.9%

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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, Reading Senior High School ranked worse than 82% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.51. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (81.5%), African American (11.2%), White (5.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 76.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Reading Senior High School is 20.2. (See more...)
Compare Reading Senior High School employs 158.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Reading Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Reading Senior High School 552nd of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Reading Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Reading School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Reading School District 575th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Reading Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 4.69 538th 583 7.7%
2004 4.94 546th 590 7.5%
2005 13.63 527th 593 11.1%
2006 10.99 555th 604 8.1%
2007 10.58 566th 615 8.0%
2008 7.60 578th 621 6.9%
2009 11.25 577th 632 8.7%
2011 13.58 595th 660 9.8%
2012 12.80 596th 664 10.2%
2013 10.21 532nd 591 10.0%
2014 18.74 507th 580 12.6%
2015 30.34 532nd 680 21.8%
2016 24.61 546th 677 19.4%
2017 22.62 536th 663 19.2%
2018 19.51 552nd 673 18.0%

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

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Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Open Quote As a 2006 graduate of RHS I could say many negative and positive things of this school. One that I will take responsibility for is not becoming academically involved in RHS and the programs they offered. While I eventually went to college and recently graduated R.A.C.C., it did take me about 7 years to achieve that. Had I became more involved in academic opportunities that were offered I may have been more prepared for college. My advice to parents, if you have to send your kids here, is to talk to them about their options after high school, get them as involved as possible, encourage them to strive for success and support them in every and anything that they want to do and keep them. Most of all inform them of how important their G.P.A. is and passing their SAT's with high scores! As long as you support them and push them and believe in them, the district which they attend will not take control or determine their future, their hard work and perseverance will determine all of that!!! Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, January 12, 2013

Open Quote This school might have a bad reputation because all the city really hears about are the bad experiences that go on inside the school walls but there are many exceptional opportunities that can be found at Reading High School. There is the German American Exchange Program (GAEP) that is not found in any other neighboring schools, examples: Exeter High School, Muhlenburg High School, Holy Name, etc. There are the exceptional art classes that prepare students that are looking to major in art, for example the advanced portfolio and art IV. These students have to opportunity to go to the Goggle Works Center for the Arts that is well known in Reading and a tourist attraction. It is a community art and cultural resource center with the mission in life is to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community. There are even great opportunities that deal with Reading Area Community College (R.A.C.C.). This program allows elected students to attend R.A.C.C. and take college courses for free. There are plenty of other educational opportunities that are offered at RHS that are not offered at other high schools in the area. You can find them if you know how to look. These opportunities are offered year round but many students decide not to take advantage of these opportunities. I know because I am a former graduate from Reading Senior High School. I had a choice to leave and transfer to another school district and i chose to stay. I would do it again if I could. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Open Quote i moved to exeter and it was the worse mistake of my life. i really appreciate it and wish i could go back Close Quote


by a citizen
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Open Quote This school has shootings killings,so many bullying and picking on I do not prefer this as a safe school in the sate. They should make more schools for kids in grades 9-12 because its not rite for kids to risk their lives to go to some huge school where you might end up getting jumped or maybe death because their are a few students over the years who died from their because of gangs and being picked on....Its not righ,society should come together and find a way to figure thos out. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Reading 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 1388 338 31 515 0 n/a n/a 0 2272
1989 1322 352 40 605 0 n/a n/a 0 2319
1990 1219 315 46 606 1 n/a n/a 0 2187
1991 1098 319 45 639 1 n/a n/a 0 2102
1992 1348 443 51 988 2 n/a n/a 0 2832
1993 1262 470 72 1055 2 n/a n/a 0 2861
1994 1355 510 52 1206 0 n/a n/a 0 3123
1995 1398 531 62 1407 0 n/a n/a 0 3398
1996 1398 531 62 1407 0 n/a n/a 0 3398
1997 1417 557 66 1506 2 n/a n/a 0 3548
1998 1282 537 58 1551 2 n/a n/a 0 3430
1999 1233 570 57 1723 2 n/a n/a 0 3585
2000 1199 600 53 1678 3 n/a n/a 0 3533
2001 1147 557 46 1772 1 n/a n/a 0 3523
2002 1014 624 53 2091 3 n/a n/a 0 3785
2003 1014 624 53 2091 3 n/a n/a 0 3785
2004 959 605 63 2363 3 n/a n/a 0 3993
2005 896 653 62 2658 3 n/a n/a 0 4272
2006 802 696 46 2854 1 n/a n/a 0 4399
2007 765 738 38 3189 3 n/a n/a 0 4733
2008 677 711 31 3301 2 n/a n/a 0 4722
2009 605 702 32 3486 0 n/a n/a 0 4825
2010 549 677 36 3606 0 n/a n/a 0 4868
2011 321 414 21 2147 0 0 0 0 2903
2012 262 333 23 2021 1 0 36 0 2676
2013 306 406 24 2571 1 0 56 0 3364
2014 239 361 17 2466 0 0 58 0 3141
2015 210 354 13 2405 0 0 62 0 3044
2016 168 344 16 2556 1 0 56 0 3141
2017 167 360 9 2620 1 1 58 0 3216

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 Reading Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2272 134.0 16.9 n/a
1989 2319 141.0 16.4 n/a
1990 2187 141.0 15.5 0.0
1991 2102 139.0 15.1 n/a
1992 2832 156.0 18.1 n/a
1993 2861 125.0 22.9 n/a
1994 3123 136.0 23.0 n/a
1995 3398 154.0 22.1 n/a
1996 3398 154.0 22.1 n/a
1997 3548 152.0 23.3 n/a
1998 3430 157.0 21.8 n/a
1999 3585 156.0 23.0 n/a
2000 3533 155.0 22.8 45.3
2001 3523 161.0 21.9 40.4
2002 3785 189.3 20.0 44.4
2003 3785 189.3 20.0 44.4
2004 3993 210.3 19.0 45.6
2005 4272 214.3 19.9 39.3
2006 4399 218.3 20.2 61.9
2007 4733 223.3 21.2 58.9
2008 4722 278.3 17.0 65.6
2009 4825 271.0 17.8 69.6
2010 4868 277.5 17.5 88.9
2011 2903 156.8 18.5 88.3
2012 2676 129.5 20.6 88.6
2013 3364 172.0 19.5 86.3
2014 3141 162.3 19.3 90.9
2015 3044 157.0 19.3 100.0
2016 3141 154.0 20.3 100.0
2017 3216 158.5 20.2 76.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Reading Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2272 134.0 16.9 n/a
1989 2319 141.0 16.4 n/a
1990 2187 141.0 15.5 0.0
1991 2102 139.0 15.1 n/a
1992 2832 156.0 18.1 n/a
1993 2861 125.0 22.9 n/a
1994 3123 136.0 23.0 n/a
1995 3398 154.0 22.1 n/a
1996 3398 154.0 22.1 n/a
1997 3548 152.0 23.3 n/a
1998 3430 157.0 21.8 n/a
1999 3585 156.0 23.0 n/a
2000 3533 155.0 22.8 45.3
2001 3523 161.0 21.9 40.4
2002 3785 189.3 20.0 44.4
2003 3785 189.3 20.0 44.4
2004 3993 210.3 19.0 45.6
2005 4272 214.3 19.9 39.3
2006 4399 218.3 20.2 61.9
2007 4733 223.3 21.2 58.9
2008 4722 278.3 17.0 65.6
2009 4825 271.0 17.8 69.6
2010 4868 277.5 17.5 88.9
2011 2903 156.8 18.5 88.3
2012 2676 129.5 20.6 88.6
2013 3364 172.0 19.5 86.3
2014 3141 162.3 19.3 90.9
2015 3044 157.0 19.3 100.0
2016 3141 154.0 20.3 100.0
2017 3216 158.5 20.2 76.9

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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