Wissahickon SHS

Academic Rating

10 out of 10

Rank: 2nd in Pennsylvania

Wissahickon SHS 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 Wissahickon SHS student body is primarily White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific13.3%185
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races5%69


Upper 15% of Pennsylvania high schools

15.8% 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, Wissahickon SHS students are largely upper income and rank 86th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

10 out of 10

Rank: 9th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
Pennsylvania Median92%
White95% or more*
Black90% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged95% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 2nd in Pennsylvania

Students at Wissahickon SHS scored an average 96% 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 1.2% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys90% to 94%*95% or more*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander90% or more*90% or more*
Black80% to 89%*90% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracial80% or more*80% or more*
White95% or more*95% or more*
With Disabilites70% to 79%*80% to 89%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 6th in Pennsylvania

1,198 out of 717 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (167%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 2% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 57th in Pennsylvania

Wissahickon SHS offers 19 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. Wissahickon SHS had 351 taking AP exams with a 305 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 85% percentile and well above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 87% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%4
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 Students2.6%37
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.1%15


Wissahickon SHS
521 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA

10 out of 10 1


Wissahickon School District
Ambler, PA

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