West Chester Henderson High School

Academic Rating

10 out of 10

Rank: 24th in Pennsylvania

West Chester Henderson HS receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Pennsylvania high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The West Chester Henderson High School student body is mostly White with a small Black population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific6.3%77
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0%0


Upper 5% of Pennsylvania high schools

9.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Pennsylvania high school median of 31.3%. By this measure, West Chester Henderson HS students are largely wealthy and rank 31st in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

9 out of 10

Rank: 36th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Pennsylvania Median92%
White95% or more*
Black50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiency.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 46th in Pennsylvania

Students at West Chester Henderson High School scored an average 89% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7.7% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Boys90% to 94%*85% to 89%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
White90% to 94%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites21% to 39%*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 157th in Pennsylvania

325 out of 604 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (54%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 28% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 87th in Pennsylvania

West Chester Henderson HS offers 20 AP courses. 39 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. West Chester Henderson HS had 264 taking AP exams with a 226 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 86% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 39% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 36%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.1%14
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students5.2%67
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.5%19


West Chester Henderson High School
400 Montgomery Ave
West Chester, PA

10 out of 10 1


West Chester Area School District
West Chester, PA

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