PEN ARGYL AREA HIGH SCHOOL

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501 W LAUREL AVE
PEN ARGYL, PA 18072
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Phone: 610-863-1293
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Pen Argyl Area School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 131.8
  • Number Students: 527
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6810
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr John Smith
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (15 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (8 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-02
    "Have had 4 children go through Pen Argyl. I have no complaints. What I have seen is the all 4 had different but positive experiences. Like anything, you get out what you put into it. Parent involvement must take place in both school and home fronts, The principal is always visible and interactive with kids and parents."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-03-21
    "Pen Argyl is a mediocre school system where the focus is indeed on sports. Academics and things like service clubs and music programs definitely take a back seat here. It's a good 'ol boys club for the modern times. A few individual teachers have truly gone above and beyond as far as my student is concerned, but the rest of the teachers and administration simply bide their time and stress how we MUST pass our PSSAs. My student is new to the school system, but I attended here myself. I succeeded in academics because I was self-motivated, certainly not from anything the administration did. In fact, the guidance department when I attended DISCOURAGED students from following their dreams. This aspect does seem to have improved somewhat. If I had the money, my student would be in private school elsewhere."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-04
    "There is not a high amount of bullying. Of course some, but that happens in every school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-01-07
    "I am the girls softball coordinator for the Green and White. I am also a parent of four girls and one boy, an alumni of Pen Argyl and have lived in this Pen Argyl and Wind Gap community all my life. I couldn't be more proud of where I'm from, where my children attend school, and all the kids that participate in their music programs, athletics and academic programs. As they say, we are small but we are mighty! We have done one tremendous job competing at all levels against bigger schools with more money and larger student populations. We have heart, determination, and something to prove. Keep up the good work."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-01
    "A note to the parent's comment on sports, it is not the school that is focusing on the sports that you commented on, it is more the community. The success and focus of the mostly male sports programs you mentioned is do to the students being developed at a young age through clubs supported by parents, coached by parents, and financed by registrations and fund raisers, not by the school distict. The high school provides all the sports teams with the required equipment, coaching, and facilities. It is the community and atheletes participating wich makes those programs have respect. Girls softball is a good example, a good Green and White club and a succesful and respected high school team. The only sport that should be looked at is Cheering, do to the fact that most people do not consider it a sport but as a support of a sport."
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