Haverford High School
Haverford Senior High School is the public high school of Haverford Township, United States, operated by the School District of Haverford Township. It is at 200 Mill Road in Havertown; the school serves the entirety of Haverford Township, including all of the unincorporated community of "Havertown", the Haverford Township portions of the unincorporated communities of Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Drexel Hill, Wynnewood. 90% of Haverford's graduates continue their formal education at colleges and technical schools. Haverford students traditionally are well-placed in the National Merit Scholar Program and other academic award competitions in mathematics, foreign languages, writing and music. All five elementary schools in the School District of Haverford Township feed into the middle school, which feeds into Haverford High School. Haverford High operates WHHS, the first FM broadcast high school radio station in the United States; the High School has an award-winning newspaper, over 80 years old The Fordian, now online at thefordian.com The first recorded purchase of land for educational purposes in Haverford Township was made on October 28, 1797.
A stone structure erected on a site along Darby Road at the crossroads Coopertown served as a school until 1872. Today, known as the Federal School, the building still stands and serves as a window to history for Haverford Township children; every fourth-grade student spends a day at the Federal School learning what it was like to be a student in 1797. The Llanerch School still stands on Darby road, it served as the high school until 1910. The Oakmont School was built on Eagle Road at Hathaway Lane in 1912 to serve as the new high school, it remained the high school until 1923. With the dawn of a new decade and World War I behind the country, Haverford Township began experiencing another wave of expansion. In 1923, the "new" Haverford High School on Darby Road was completed, it was expanded to include a junior high school in the 1930s and now serves as the Haverford Middle School and the school district's administrative offices. In 1956, the new Haverford High School was constructed on Mill Road creating a complex of fields and buildings used by both the high school and the adjacent Haverford Middle School.
The high school building was expanded and modernized from 1996–1999. Renovations took a long time and created many issues, one being that one side of the school is higher than the other; the most significant physical addition to the school during these years was the demolition of a small building at the rear center of the and the construction of a three-floor addition to house new and spacious science classrooms/laboratories, as well as large seminar classrooms. With this change, rear classrooms in the center of the original building lost exterior windows, now looked out over open common space adjacent to two new cafeterias, separated by a large new kitchen. Further this new addition included new administrative offices; this meant that these offices left their original locations along the front of the center wing of the original building. This space became a new principal's office, sewing classroom, a new staircase was added, as well. With the construction of the additions, the wood and motor shops were eliminated from the building, along with those courses.
Wood shop continued to be offered to at the Haverford Middle School wood shop. During the 1996–1999 renovations, the original cafeteria was renovated into a new art classroom wing, as well as a large college-style seminar classroom. With the moving of the art rooms, the former art space became the current choir classroom; the former choir classroom became a new weight room for the use of the school's athletes. The original library space was turned into classroom space for child development and cooking classes. With this change came the elimination of a faculty lunchroom from that part of the building. Additionally, renovations involved removing the entire interior of areas being renovated, such that today's classrooms are not redone versions of the original rooms, but rather new rooms. One long-debated result of this renovation was that in removing the interior and building it anew, walls of concrete brick and glazed tiling were removed, replaced uniformly with drywall; as a result, the walls are damaged and require patching or painting.
One other change was that many windows were eliminated in the renovation. For example, the exterior of the building today reveals that along the upper section of the gymnasium, stuccoed panels cover what had been large windows, and most classrooms lost half their window area as glass bricks were covered over, leaving only the lower, operable parts of the windows exposed. The rear wall of the interior of the auditorium once was lined with windows covered with drapes; the only area of the school that appears nearly as it did when the building first opened is the auditorium and gymnasium lobby, which still combine terrazzo flooring, blond varnished wood, glazed bricks, giving this area the character the entire building once had. A positive result of the renovation was a large and attractive library that includes a large mezzanine with desktop computers for student usage; the school was fully air-conditioned in the renovation. The Haverford High School sports teams are called the "Fords," and have a Model T Ford as mascot.
A book about the athletic history of the school (191
Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, or Springfield, is a township in Delaware County in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 24,211 at the 2010 census. Springfield is a suburb of Philadelphia, located about 10 miles west of the city. Springfield is located in eastern Delaware County at 39°55′37″N 75°20′7″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.34 square miles, of which 6.32 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles, or 0.28%, is water. The northeastern border of the township is formed by Darby Creek, the western border is formed by Crum Creek, both of which flow south to the Delaware River. Haverford Township, Delaware County - north Upper Darby Township, Delaware County - east Ridley Township, Delaware County - south Morton Borough, Delaware County - south Swarthmore Borough, Delaware County - southwest.. Nether Providence Township, Delaware County - southwest Marple Township, Delaware County - northwest As of Census 2010, the racial makeup of the township was 93.4% White, 1.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 0.8% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. As of the census of 2000, there were 23,677 people, 8,618 households, 6,790 families residing in the township; the population density was 3,723.0 people per square mile. There were 8,800 housing units at an average density of 1,383.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 94.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.05% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population. There were 8,618 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.2% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 11.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.14. In the township the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males. The median income for a household in the township was $89,019, the median income for a family was $103,424. Males had a median income of $64,830 versus $50,651 for females; the per capita income for the township was $35,231. About 1.7% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over. Pupils in Springfield Township attend schools in the Springfield School District; this is not to be confused with the Springfield Township School District, located in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Public Schools: Springfield Literacy Center - all kindergarten and first grade students in the school district Scenic Hills School - students in grades 2 through 5 - enrollment based on geographic proximity Harvey C. Sabold School - students in grades 2 through 5 - enrollment based on geographic proximity E. T. Richardson Middle School - all students in grades 6, 7, 8 in the school district Springfield High School - all students in grades 9 through 12 in the school district As of August 2018, a new high school is under construction and is planned to be finished by 2021.
Private / Parochial schools: Holy Cross - Catholic grade school - students in grades K-8 St. Francis of Assisi - Catholic grade school - students in grades K-8 St. Kevin School - Catholic grade school - operated from 1967- 2011. Catholic High School - Cardinal O'Hara High School - students in grades 9-12 First settled by Quakers who arrived in Pennsylvania with William Penn, Springfield was first recognized as a governmental entity in 1686. Many of the streets in Springfield are named after former prominent citizens, including Powell, Lownes, Thomas, Lewis, Evans, Pancoast and Edge. Springfield was a farming town. On December 9, 1687, the settlers began laying the road to Amosland as it was called; this road is now known as Springfield Road. In 1701 construction began on the Baltimore Pike. 1701 marked the year that construction began on the first Quaker meeting house. The meeting house was rebuilt; the current meeting house that stands in its spot was constructed in 1851. By the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 it is estimated from tax records that about 300 people resided in Springfield.
By the 19th century Springfield had become more industrialized. Taking advantage of its many creeks, the inhabitants erected many mills. Well-known mill owners included William Fell, Samuel Pancoast, William Beatty, Samuel Levis, Moses and Emanuel Hey. At the beginning of the 20th century Springfield's Baltimore Pike had become one of the busiest commercial areas outside of Philadelphia; the long, straight stretch of Baltimore Pike in the township was referred to as "The Golden Mile" known for its many automobile dealerships. Baltimore Pike remains true to its history with many dealerships lining the side of the road; the Golden Mile is a unique corridor, a compact commercial strip that cuts direct
Twelfth grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America. In other regions it is equivalently referred to as class 12 or Year 13. In most countries students graduate at age 18; some countries have a thirteenth grade. Twelfth grade is the last year of high school. In Australia, the twelfth grade is referred to as Year 12. In New South Wales, students are 16 or 17 years old when they enter Year 12 and 17–18 years during graduation. A majority of students in Year 12 work towards getting an ATAR or OP, which will allow them access to courses at university. In South Australia, this is achieved by completing the SACE. In New South Wales, when completing the, students are required to satisfactorily complete at least 10 units of study in ATAR courses which must include: eight units from Category A courses two units of English three Board Developed courses of two units or greater four subjectsSome Year 12s may receive a Year 12 Jersey. Schools choose the design and writing which are printed or stitched onto the jersey.
Sometimes the last two digits of the year they are graduating are printed on the back along with a personalised nickname. The front may show the school emblem and the student's name, stitched in. Many schools conduct end of year "formals", they are held from any time between graduation in September to November. Australian private schools conduct Year 12 balls in January or February of Year 12 instead of an end of year formal. In Belgium, the 12th grade is called 6de middelbaar or laatste jaar in Dutch, rétho or 6e année in French. In the General Education, this year guides and prepares students for their first year in University by recalling everything learned during the past six years of secondary school. In the Skills Education, this year prepares the students for the professional life with an Intership in the chosen domain. In Brazil, the 12th grade is called terceiro ano do ensino médio informally called terceiro colegial, meaning third grade of high school, it is attended by 17–18 years old students.
During this grade, most students apply to what is called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, the Brazilian equivalent of the SATs in the US, vestibular, the individual entrance examination particular to each university. As in many countries, Grade 12 students attend Graduation, which involves a formal official ceremony, a party where students and friends are invited and another party just for the students. In Bulgaria the twelfth grade is the last year of high-school. Twelfth-grade students tend to be 18–19 years old. Students are preparing to take the Matriculation exam in the end of their 2nd semester. In Canada, the twelfth grade is referred to as Grade 12. Students enter their Grade 12 year when they are 16 or 17 years old. If they are 16 years old, they will be turning 17 by December 31 of that year. In many Canadian high schools, student during their year, hold a series of fundraisers, grade-class trips, other social events. Grade 12 Canadian students attend Graduation which involves an official ceremony and a dinner dance.
Ontario had Grade 13, renamed Ontario Academic Credit, before being phased out, leaving Grade 12 as the final year. Grades 12 and 13 were similar to sixth form in England. Quebec is the lone province that does not have Grade 12. Thus, when a student is in Grade 12 in Ontario, for instance, the student in Quebec is in his first year of college. Newfoundland and Labrador did not introduce Grade 12 until 1983. In Denmark, the twelfth grade is the 3rd G, the final year of secondary school. G is equivalent to gymnasium; this is not compulsory. Students are 18-19 or older when they finish secondary school; the age of graduation is caused by the fact that Danish children first start school at 6. The reason that many students will be at the age of 20 when they graduate is because some people choose to have one-year gap between the 9th grade and gymnasium's 1st G, where students go to special art- or sport-oriented boarding schools or become exchange students all over the world; this is optional though. The twelfth grade is the third and last year of High School or secondary school The students graduate from High School the year they turn 19.
The twelfth grade is shorter than the previous ones because the twelfth graders lessons end in February and they go on to take their final exams shortly afterwards. Compulsory education ends after the ninth grade, so the upper grades are optional; the equivalent grade in this country is Terminale, it is the third and last year of lycée, equivalent to High-School, upon completion of which students sit for a test, the Baccalauréat. French-language schools that teach the French government curriculum use the same system of grades as their counterparts in France; this is not compulsory, as education is only
State schools are primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. While such schools are to be found in every country, there are significant variations in their structure and educational programs. State education encompasses primary and secondary education, as well as post-secondary educational institutions such as universities and technical schools that are funded and overseen by government rather than by private entities; the position before there were government-funded schools varied: in many instances there was an established educational system which served a significant, albeit elite, sector of the population. The introduction of government-organised schools was in some cases able to build upon this established system, both systems have continued to exist, sometimes in a parallel and complementary relationship and other times less harmoniously. State education is inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally.
It is organised and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions. Although provided to groups of students in classrooms in a central school, it may be provided in-home, employing visiting teachers, and/or supervising teachers, it can be provided in non-school, non-home settings, such as shopping mall space. State education is available to all. In most countries, it is compulsory for children to attend school up to a certain age, but the option of attending private school is open to many. In the case of private schooling, schools operate independently of the state and defray their costs by charging parents tuition fees; the funding for state schools, on the other hand, is provided by tax revenues, so that individuals who do not attend school help to ensure that society is educated. In poverty stricken societies, authorities are lax on compulsory school attendance because child labour is exploited, it is these same children whose income-securing labour cannot be forfeited to allow for school attendance.
The term "public education" when applied to state schools is not synonymous with the term "publicly funded education". Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, it may want to have some control over, the provision of private education. Grants-in-aid of private schools and vouchers systems provide examples of publicly funded private education. Conversely, a state school may rely on private funding such as high fees or private donations and still be considered state by virtue of governmental ownership and control. State primary and secondary education involves the following: compulsory student attendance. In some countries, private associations or churches can operate schools according to their own principles, as long as they comply with certain state requirements; when these specific requirements are met in the area of the school curriculum, the schools will qualify to receive state funding. They are treated financially and for accreditation purposes as part of the state education system though they make decisions about hiring and school policy, which the state might not make itself.
Government schools are free to attend for Australian citizens and permanent residents, whereas independent schools charge attendance fees. They can be divided into two categories: selective schools; the open schools accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas. Government schools educate 65% of Australian students, with 34% in Catholic and independent schools. Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory; the curriculum framework however provides for some flexibility in the syllabus, so that subjects such as religious education can be taught. Most school students wear uniforms. Public or Government funded; these schools teach students from Year 1 to 10, with examinations for students in years 5, 8, 10. All public schools follow the National Board Curriculum. Many children girls, drop out of school after completing the 5th Year in remote areas. In larger cities such as Dhaka, this is uncommon.
Many good public schools conduct an entrance exam, although most public schools in the villages and small towns do not. Public schools are the only option for parents and children in rural areas, but there are large numbers of private schools in Dhaka and Chittagong. Many Bangladeshi private schools teach their students in English and follow curricula from overseas, but in public schools lessons are taught in Bengali. Per the Canadian constitution, public-school education in Canada is a provincial responsibility and, as such, there are many variations among the provinces. Junior kindergarten exists as an official program in only Ontario and Quebec while kindergarten is available in every province, but provincial funding and the level of ho
Harriton High School
Harriton High School is a public secondary school serving portions of Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs. Harriton is one of two high schools in the Lower Merion School District. In 1957, a new "campus-style" school was designed by architect Vincent Kling, it was situated on a portion of the plantation grounds belonging to Charles Thomson, son-in-law of Richard and Hannah Harrison, giving Harriton High School its name. Harriton High School opened in 1958; as of the 2009 school year, a new three-story building has been completed and the "campus-style" school demolished to make room for sports fields. The old Harriton High School consisted of five buildings connected by covered walkways otherwise open to the elements, a style unusual for the region that it shared with Welsh Valley Middle School, built at the same time; the new school's design departs from this style greatly—a modern design that encompasses a simple and effective layout with a focus on natural light and an airy environment.
Harriton hosts a successful Science Olympiad chapter. The Team has placed among the top 10 at the Science Olympiad National Tournament for 21 consecutive years, winning three national championships and 16 consecutive state championships in that span. Harriton competes in the Southeastern Region for Pennsylvania for States. Although they have not run any invitationals in the past, Harriton participates in multiple of invitationals, including Conestoga, Twin Tiers, Wright State, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell and Princeton. In the states competition, Harriton held the longest winning streak out of any Pennsylvanian team, athletic or not—placing first place at States for sixteen consecutive years. At the National competition, the team won the national title in 1995, 2001 and 2005. Additionally, the team has competed in the national competition from 1994 to present, 22 years. Harriton High School features a chapter of the United States Academic Decathlon; the chapter participates in the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Competition.
Its most recent results can be found here. Harriton features orchestra. Harriton features a performance jazz band; every fall and spring, Harriton stages a music concert featuring all the ensembles, as well as an occasional string quartet or percussion ensemble. Though it lacks a marching band, Harriton does have its own "RAM Band", which plays at home and away football games; every year orchestra. In addition to these directed groups, Harriton is home to Pitch Please, a student-run a cappella group; the school newspaper had been called the Harriton Forum or the Harriton Free Forum since the opening of Harriton High School in 1957. In October 2006, it was renamed the Harriton Banner; the newspaper includes News, Features, Arts & Entertainment, Spotlight, Daily Announcements, Archives sections. Harriton High School features a chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America; the chapter has been successful in the last few years. Members who advance past the PA Region 20 competition are eligible to compete in the annual State Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Members of FBLA chapters from across the State of Pennsylvania compete at the SLC for the right to compete in the National Leadership Conference. Harriton TSA has had successes at regional and national competitions, including a TSA national championship in Prepared Presentation in 2010. Harriton TSA members held five of the eight Pennsylvania TSA state officer positions; the four Lower Merion School District TSA chapters, including Harriton's TSA win more awards than any other school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As TSA itself deals within the realm of STEM learning, it is compared to the successful Science Olympiad team; this is the main body of representation for the Harriton student body. HSC holds meetings. HSC recruits members. Members are divided into six committees: Students' Rights, Communication, Finance and Technology. There is a sub-committee under Students' Rights, established after the district initiated the 1:1 laptop-to-student initiative. Council is the organizing and executing body of the annual "Mr. Harriton" competition, one of the flagship productions at Harriton High School.
Mr harriton is a competition between male students engaging in a "beauty pageant" style competition. It is a comedic event and it raises money for charity; the Student Council collects revenue from the show through catalog advertising. In 2014, the Student Council raised a record $17,000. In December 2018, the name of the event was changed to "Dr. Harriton" to reflect the fact that anyone may participate. Harriton High School competes the Central League in District 1 of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Harriton's girls tennis team held the PIAA State Class AA Team Tennis Title for seven consecutive years from 2004 to 2010. After moving up to Class AAA in 2012, girls tennis won the PIAA State Class AAA Team Tennis Title in 2016. Harriton's girls lacrosse won the PIAA State Championship in 2013. Since 2013, Ram Golf has reached the PIAA District Team Championship competition in two of three years, as well as individuals reaching the district competition each year. Harriton has a cross country team in the fall, as well as a track team for the winter and the spring.
Chester High School (Chester, Pennsylvania)
Chester High School is an urban, public high school located in Chester, Delaware County, United States with a ZIP code of 19013-4288. Chester is a part of the Chester-Upland School District; the school serves the City of Chester, Chester Township, Upland. In 2009-10, the school had 1,302 pupils, with 779 pupils qualifying for a federal free or reduced-price lunch; the school employed 78 teachers yielding a Student/Teacher Ratio of 16.69. In 2011, 26 of the teachers were designated Non‐Highly Qualified Teachers under No Child Left Behind. Qualifying students may choose to attend one of the district's two magnet high schools Smedley Allied Health Campus or Science and Discovery Campus; the school's first floor has the headquarters of the school district. The first Chester High School building was erected in 1902. In 2011, the graduation rate declined to 50%. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a 4-year cohort graduation rate. According to traditional graduation rate calculations 2010 - 68% 2009 - 63% 2008 - 74% 2007 - 74% In 2007, Johns Hopkins University reported that Chester High School was among 47 Pennsylvania high schools and nationwide nearly 2,000 that have exceptionally high drop out rates.
Nearly 8 percent of Pennsylvania's high schools had high dropout rates, with 60 percent or less of their incoming freshmen making it to graduation. In 2011, Chester High School declined to Corrective Action II 5th year due to unrelenting low student achievement. In 2010, the school was in Corrective Action II 4th year AYP status. Due to the low academic achievement, the school was mandated by No Child Left Behind to permit students to transfer to a school with adequate achievement for over 7 years. No such school exists Chester Upland School District. Chester High School remains in Title I School Improvement which brings state professional resources and supplemental financial assistance to the school. In 2010, the school was cited, by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as among the bottom 5% for student academic achievement in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PSSA Results 11th Grade Reading 2011 - 15% on grade level. State - 69.1% of 11th graders are on grade level. 2010 - 24% on grade level.
State - 66% 2009 - 18%. State - 65% 2008 - 9% on grade level. State - 65% 2007 - 9% on grade level. State - 65% 11th Grade Math: 2011 - 15% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 60.3% of 11th graders are on grade level. 2010 - 8% on grade level. State - 59% 2009 - 5% on grade level. State - 56%. 2008 - 3% on grade level. State - 56% 2007 - 3% on grade level. State - 53%11th Grade Science: 2011 - 3% on grade level. State - 40% of 11th graders were on grade level. 2010 - 1% on grade level. State - 39% 2009 - 2% on grade level. State - 40% 2008 - 0% on grade level. State - 39% According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 63% of the Chester High School graduates required remediation in mathematics and or reading before they were prepared to take college level courses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education or community colleges. Less than 66% of Pennsylvania high school graduates, who enroll in a four-year college in Pennsylvania, will earn a bachelor's degree within six years.
Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, one in three recent high school graduates who attend Pennsylvania's public universities and community colleges takes at least one remedial course in math, reading or English. In January–June 2011, 105 Chester-Upland School District students took the SAT exams; the district's Verbal Average Score was 372. The Math average score was 358; the Writing average score was 323. Pennsylvania ranked 40th among state with SAT scores: Verbal - 493, Math - 501, Writing - 479. In the United States, 1.65 million students took the exam in 2011. The averaged scores were: Verbal 497, Math 514 and in Writing 489; the District offers a dual enrollment program to its high school students. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school.
The courses count towards earning a college degree. The students continue to have full access to programs at their high school; the college credits are offered at a discounted rate. The state offered a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition and books Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions. For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $20,260 for the program. In Chester Upland School District, ninth grade students are required to earn 7 credits to be promoted to 10th grade. To move from Grade 10 to Grade 11, 13 credits must have been earned. To be promoted from Grade 11 to 12 the student must have earned a total of 20 credits; the District offers students the opportunity to recover up to two credits, not earned during the previous school year through the Credit Recovery Program, offered during the second semester and during the summer.
By law, all Pennsylvania secondary school students must complete a project as a part of their eligibility to graduate from high school. The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district. By Pennsylvania School Boa
Conestoga High School
Conestoga High School, located in Tredyffrin Township, United States, is the only upper secondary school in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Conestoga referred to as "Stoga," is 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia in the suburbs known as the Main Line. In 2016, Niche.com ranked the Tredyffrin Easttown school district number one in the USA. In the 2016 edition of Newsweek's "America's Top High Schools," Conestoga High School was ranked 36th in the nation and the 1st in Pennsylvania. For the 2012–2013 school year the school was ranked as a Gold Medal School by U. S. News & World Report, ranked number 313 nationally; the average SAT score for the Class of 2014 was 607 in mathematics, 598 in reading and 590 in writing. 97% of Conestoga graduates advance to colleges and universities, 92% of them to four-year colleges and universities. Graduating classes from 2009 to 2014 sent one or more students to each of the Ivy League colleges, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, The California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University.
The most popular university choice for Conestoga students is Pennsylvania State University. The second most popular choice is the University of Pittsburgh. Fifty-two percent of Conestoga students leave Pennsylvania to attend colleges and universities, more than 52% attend private institutions after graduation. Conestoga has eight academic departments: Business/Technology, World Languages, Science, Social Studies and Performing Arts, Wellness/Fitness/Family & Consumer Science. Students must earn 24 credits in order to graduate. 1 credit is equivalent to a year-long class. In 2012 Conestoga was ranked the 180th best high school in 1st in Pennsylvania. Conestoga was ranked 312th in 2008, 301st in 2007, 170th in 2006, 195th in 2005, 197th in 2003. U. S. News and World Report includes Conestoga High School in their annual list of America's "Best High Schools." U. S. News & World Report ranked Conestoga as a Gold Medal High School, the 313th of America's for 2010–2011; the Conestoga Class of 2014 performed at least 94 points above the national average in every section of the SAT: The Conestoga Class of 2018 includes 34 National Merit Semifinalists, 26 National Merit Commended Students, 2 National Hispanic Scholars.
The Conestoga Class of 2009 includes 21 National Merit Semifinalists, 35 National Merit Commended Students, 1 National Achievement Scholar, 1 National Hispanic Scholar award recipients. In May 2008, 573 Conestoga students, or 30% of the student body, took 1,103 College Board Advanced Placement examinations. A score of 3 or higher was earned on 95% of the tests; the Siemens Foundation for Advanced Placement honored Conestoga thrice, with the 2009 Student Award, 2006–07 High School Award, 2005–06 Student Award. This program highlights exceptional achievement in science and technology. Conestoga students perform well on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, administered in Reading and Writing to every eleventh grader in public schools throughout the state; the average scaled scores for Conestoga students were among the highest in the state in 2008. Conestoga is home to one of the only student-produced daily updated news Web sites on the Main Line, Spoke.news. It is produced by the staff of The Spoke and TETV.
Spoke.news has been the recipient of several national awards that have recognized it as one of the best high school news websites in the nation: the Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded it a Gold Crown in 2009 and a Silver Crown in 2012, the National Scholastic Press Association named it one of its 2011 Online Pacemaker Finalists. Conestoga has a renowned science department, featuring numerous STEM activities; the school's Science Olympiad team is a local powerhouse, with high rankings at state and local competitions. However, it has been difficult. Conestoga boasts clubs for specific fields, including chemistry, computer science, robotics. In 2017, Conestoga was the first to receive the Pennsylvania Governor's Civic Engagement Award for registering 85% of eligible students to vote. In 2018, the students who ran the drive brought the organization, "New Voters". to the national level, are expanding across the country through national partnerships. Conestoga has become a national powerhouse in lacrosse.
Conestoga has played in every PIAA State Championship, dating back to its start in the spring of 2009. The Pioneers lost to LaSalle High School in the first-ever state title game in 2009. Since Conestoga won three straight state championships, including a 10–6 win against LaSalle in the 2010 PIAA State Championship and a 13-4 win over St. Joes Prep in 2011. After graduating nine Division I players in 2012, the Pioneers lost to LaSalle College High School 13–4 in the 2013 State Championship game. In March 2011, #2 ranked Conestoga faced off against #1 ranked Haverford School, the first time in the history of Pennsylvania High School lacrosse the #1 and #2 Nationally ranked teams met on field. On March 22, 2012, #3 Conestoga defeated #1 Calvert Hall High School 11–10 at Calvert Hall The Pioneers became the top-ranked team in the nation after that game, which they held until losing 12–11 to Garden City. Conestoga has former players playing for college powerhouses such as Duke, Maryland, University of Notre Dame, Ohio State and Drexel.
On March 24, 2017, Conestoga boys' lacrosse team took down Calvert Hall College 13-12 who were ranked