BISHOP SHANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL

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220 WOODBINE RD
DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335
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Phone: 610-343-6220
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Philadelphia
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 316
  • Number Students: 1264
  • Number Teachers: 63
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Maureen Mcdermott
  • 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 (34 ratings)
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    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-14
    "This school is terrible. The reviewers who say this school deserves zero stars are correct. Teachers/nuns scream at the students all day; they also embarass students in front of other students. The academics are poor and the students are treated like criminals. Out of touch administration. I took my one child out of this school after on year and refuse to send my other children to this school. The bullying is horrible and the administration does nothing. Teachers/guidance are smug. Teachers do not care about the students and do not listen to issues brought up by parents, but rather laugh at them. Save your money. This school is the exact opposite of what they say in orientation. Run away."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-04
    "this school deserves 0 stars. Students are guilty before they are ever given a chance to be innocent and are treated like toddlers. As a mother of a graduating student I feel as if over the last 4 years I have flushed 30,000 dollars of my hard earned money sending my child to a school with a disciplinarian who thinks of himself as a drill Sargent and treats kids like criminals. Since her freshman year my daughter has spent her nights miserable and often crying worried about the next problem they will have with her. I DO NOT recommend this place for anyone who wants to enjoy their high school career."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-29
    "Where the administration treats students like toddlers and parents are treated like children. Potential to be such a good school if changes are made at the top."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-18
    "As a parent of two graduates, I believe Shanahan has given then an excellent well-rounded education. There is not a sport, club or fine arts opportunity that they could have wanted. There are so many social activities that offer opportunities to grow and have friendships that last a lifetime. Each student makes what they want of the opportunities available to them. The faith-filled environment keeps them grounded in respect for their teachers and each other and what is important including prayer and community service and prayer. Academically speaking, their AP scores and SAT scores are among the highest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Shanahan consistently produces a good number of National Merit Scholars. Currently there are the senior class. But what is even more important is that they learn 'how to study' and be prepared for college. I have noticed that whether a student is in Honors, AP or Track 2 or 3, they all prepared for college. There is a 100% acceptance. Most teachers offer tutoring before or after school if needed. The National Honor Society students offer tutoring help as well. %"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-10
    "Bishop Shanahan is an excellent school that provides a great academic curriculum with every sport, club, and fine arts experience your child could want. Both of my children have attended this school and have been successful and very happy. The school prepares the student extremely well for college. They also educate young men and women to be responsible, ethical people. There is a real sense of community."
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