OCTORARA AREA HIGH SCHOOL

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226 HIGHLAND RD
ATGLEN, PA 19310
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Phone: 610-593-8253
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Octorara Area School District
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 219
  • Number Students: 876
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6968
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Scott Rohrer
  • 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 (12 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-01-31
    "With Octorara, students get what they put into it. If students strive to do well, they will do well. Most teachers are very knowledgeable, and they go out of their ways to help students. Students who want to challenge themselves can choose from a wide variety of AP and honor classes that are very challenging and taught by great teachers. Octorara has extremely gifted students in high classes, but it also has lazy students who do not care about school in low classes. Octorara should not be judged on the performance of people who do not care about school; it should be judged based on the performance of people who actually care. Octorara also has great extracurricular programs. The Model United Nations Team is excellent, and students on the team travel to conferences at Yale, George Washington University, and the United Nations Building in New York. Octorara is a great school, and students get what they put into it. Octorara prepares students well for college and careers, and overall, it is a great school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-01-07
    "Our son graduated from this school and he did great! There were some issues at first with Bullying but the school handled it very well and nipped it in the bud as soon as it happened and he had no more problems. He was struggling prior to entering the High School with academics as well as friendships. When he started going to this school he definitely came out of his shell, he made lots of friends and was honor roll/high honor roll almost every marking period. I can only hope that when our girls enter this school they will do just as well!"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-12-04
    "Octorara has a lot to offer...if you have the drive to take advantage of it. There aren't many sports necessarily, but they're open to whoever is willing. The same goes for the clubs. As far as academics go, there are some very able teachers who are willing to help any student who asks. The problem that I have seen is that many kids just don't ask. I suppose that they were told in middle school that they were smart, and they decide that that should eliminate the need for hard work. In recent years, some of our graduates have left to attend very prestigious colleges, including several Ivies. If you are willing to find and take advantage of the opportunities Octorara offers, I believe that you can compete with a students from other high schools."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-17
    "My daughter is in 4th grade and this is the second year she has complained that school was too easy. If a nine-year-old is asking to move to another school where she doesn't know anyone, then I believe the claims to the ineffectiveness of this school in early grades for regular students is probably true. Flip side, my 12 year old benefits from Title 1 programs, so if you have special needs, then its 'OK'. Otherwise, move them."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-10-15
    "This is an expensive school district and isn't worth it. The Superintendent doesn't support the district by living in it and makes poor decisions. The athletics are poorly managed and coached. The math department has been the same for years and warrents extra math to compete in first year college. Certainly not worth the taxes."
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