Penns Valley Area High School

Penns Valley Area High School

Address

4545 Penns Valley Road
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, Centre County 16875-9403
United States

Coordinates
40°52′40″N 77°31′49″W / 40.8778°N 77.5303°W / 40.8778; -77.5303Coordinates: 40°52′40″N 77°31′49″W / 40.8778°N 77.5303°W / 40.8778; -77.5303

Information

Type
Public

School board
9 locally elected members

Oversight
Pennsylvania Department of Education, PA General Assembly

Superintendent
Dr. Brian Griffith (salary $108,951 in 2010) (salary $134,057 (2013) [1] (contract July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017)[2]

Administrator

Jefrey Wall, Business Manager[3]
Sherri Connell Ast Super, Salary $116,144 (2013)
Brian K. Griffith, Compliance Officer
Holly Sawyer, $82,960

Principal
Dustin Dalton, PVAJSHS salary $101,626 (2013)

Faculty
50 teachers (2013)[4]

Grades
7-12

Age
12 years old to 21 years old special education

Pupils
672 pupils (2015),[5] 697 pupils (2010)

 • Grade 7
128 (2013), 131 (2010)

 • Grade 8
115 (2013), 121

 • Grade 9
130 (2013), 162

 • Grade 10
94 (2013), 169

 • Grade 11
120 (2013), 133

 • Grade 12
119 (2013), 159 (2010)

 • Other
20

Language
English

Mascot
Rams

Per pupil spending 2008
$13,330

Per pupil spending 2010
$13,516.41

Website
http://pennsvalley.org/

Penns Valley Area High School is a small, rural, public school located in Centre County, Pennsylvania. In 2015, enrollment had declined to 672 pupils in 7th through 12th grades, with 29% of pupils eligible for a free lunch due to family poverty. Additionally, 11% of pupils received special education services, while 3.8% of pupils were identified as gifted.[6] The School employed 50 teachers in 2015.[7] Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 100% of the teachers were rated “Highly Qualified” under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Penns Valley Area High School is the sole junior high school or senior high school operated by the Penns Valley Area School District.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010, the school reported an enrollment of 697 pupils in grades 7th through 12th, with 157 pupils eligible for a federal free or reduced-price lunch. The Penns Valley Area High School employed 57 teachers, yielding a student–teacher ratio of 12:1.[8] According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 18 teachers were rated “Non‐Highly Q