Biglerville High School

161 North Main St, Biglerville, PA 17307 | (717) 677-7191
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 564
Local School
Directory
Rating

3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
Find Old Friends From Biglerville High School

Use the form below to search for alumni from Biglerville High School.

First Name:
Last Name:
Graduation Year
Powered by Classmates.com®

School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 161 N Main St, Biglerville, PA 17307
  • Principal or Admin: Richard Sterner
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Upper Adams School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,883
  • Graduation Rate: 91.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.8%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.7
  • Enrolled Students: 1,731

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 564
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 36.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 280 (49.6%)
  • Females: 284 (50.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 68 (12.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 120 (21.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 188 (33.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Biglerville High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black91.6%
Asian50.9%
Hispanic8915.8%
White46181.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Biglerville High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade13824.5%
10th Grade14625.9%
11th Grade13824.5%
12th Grade14225.2%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
32.5%
District:
43.4%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
91.2%
District:
91.2%
Dropout Rate
School:
2.8%
District:
1.9%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
68.7%
District:
68.7%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
59.7%
District:
59.7%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3
3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
The Overall Rating is the school's average rating from parents, students, school faculty and staff. The highest rating is five apples and the lowest is one apple.

Share Your Review About This School

Rate This School
Suggested Topics for Reviews
  • Principal leadership and staff
  • Overall ranking and student achievement
  • Teacher involvement and guidance
  • Extracurricular activities and sports
  • Classroom, building and playground safety
  • School homework load appropriateness
Enter Your Review Below
Enter Your Email Below
Reviews Containing the Following Will Not Be Accepted
  • Offensive or innappropriate comments, including allegations of criminal behavior
  • Names of individuals (faculty, staff, teachers, or students)
I am a and Accept the Terms of Use

4 reviews for Biglerville High School

  • Reviewed by Student on September 26, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • the teachers here are unfair, if you don't play sports they don't care to know you.
    the deans don't care what your story is, if a teacher tells a completley different one, the student is the liar no matter what.
    and the janiters don't do a thing. every single time i see them they are standing around talking. our school is so dirty and crappy. there are huge bugs, and mice, and all that gross stuff. something needs to be done about the teachers especially. it's unfair to the rest of us that have lives, and doesn't have time for sports
  • Reviewed by Student on March 26, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • our school cant control the problems here. kids are beating up each other and teachers provoke them until their tempers flare i'm not a bad student but i do get in trouble a lot because the teachers don't take the time
  • Reviewed by Student on February 01, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i really wish other students at my school could spell. our school lunches are pretty rockin', but they took away our washington d.c. trip because of the terrorists. we're bitter. and the girls' soccer team really needs new jerseys. forrizle.
  • Reviewed by Student on December 21, 2006
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Biglerville High School - a well brought up school. This school has high potential, we have a great marching band. They work so hard and have won many awards for outstanding accomplishments. BHS also has a good; chess, tennis, field hockey, soccor, and football team. Oh and their brainbusters team. So BHS is active with their students.
    But how is the school working inside? teachers are great they do their best,so complaments to all of you. *my concern is how are the kids treating each other and how are the adults dealing with it?*Their are so many catorgerizes in school ... its been like that for years. but when kids get in fights and are bullied or picked on for who they are there is no justice. The teachers do the most expected thing ... when a kid comes for help. ...they say ignore it brush it off. these students are visious and the adults need to help those being hurt by the other kids.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

Local School
Directory
Rating
How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Biglerville High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 477.8
Math Average Score: 495.3
Writing Average Score: 459.0

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201054.6%54.6%59.6%
200960.0%60.0%55.6%
200852.6%52.6%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201065.6%65.6%67.2%
200968.6%68.6%65.2%
200866.5%66.5%64.7%
 
Science Test
201045.6%45.6%39.8%
200941.3%41.3%39.7%
200840.7%40.7%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201071.6%71.6%80.7%
2009---
200885.6%85.8%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

School Map and Similar Schools Nearby

Click to Activate Map of Nearby School Campuses
Private
Public
This School
Similar Schools Nearby
Gettysburg Area High School
9-12 | 1,138 Students | 5.8 miles away

2 out of 5
Bermudian Springs High School
9-12 | 624 Students | 9.3 miles away
Not Yet Rated
New Oxford High School
9-12 | 1,355 Students | 11.2 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Fairfield Area High School
9-12 | 390 Students | 12.7 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Littlestown High School
9-12 | 743 Students | 15.4 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Northern High School
9-12 | 1,044 Students | 15.9 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Boiling Springs High School
9-12 | 748 Students | 16.1 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Hanover High School
8-12 | 458 Students | 16.8 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Shippensburg Area High School
9-12 | 1,075 Students | 17.2 miles away

5 out of 5
South Western High School
9-12 | 1,303 Students | 18.4 miles away

3 out of 5

School Community Forum

Join a discussion about Biglerville High School and talk to others in the community including students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Popular Discussion Topics
  • Admissions and Registration Questions (e.g. Dress Code and Discipline Policy)
  • School Calendar and Upcoming Events (e.g. Graduation)
  • After School Programs, Extracurricular Activities, and Athletics (e.g. Football)
  • News and Announcements (e.g. Yearbook and Class Supply List Details)
  • Graduate and Alumni Events (e.g. Organizing Class Reunions)
blog comments powered by Disqus
Navigation
Rankings
Nearby Cities
Sponsored Links
K-12 Articles
Preparing Your Child for the First Day of School
It seems like school was just dismissed for the summer, yet here we are facing another year of back...
Asperger Syndrome: A Developmental Disorder on the Autism Spectrum
Asperger Syndrome, also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder is on the high functioning end of...
Simple Math ... a Simple Gift
Math affects every aspect of our lives-from balancing the checkbook to estimating the amount of...