Seneca Valley releases annual report and facilities survey results


Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

The Seneca Valley School District decided to disclose some of the most important information regarding the last year of the districts’ history by means of their Annual Report and SV Facilities Study Survey results pages late this January.

The two new sources of knowledge regarding two very distinct areas of observations: Seneca’s third ever Annual Report recounts a more general encapsulation of the district’s 2014-2015 educational time period while the Survey’s results page shows the outcomes of questioning more specifically referring to Seneca’s facilities, support of technology, and adhesion to its mission statement.

The 2014-2015 school year’s Annual Report is a compilation of “statistics, figures and demographics”, according to Dr. Tracy Vitale’s preamble to the webpage (Vitale is the superintendent of schools at Seneca Valley). Other stories about the year’s memorable moments in sports or school clubs are included. Additionally, the summary also features many other stories about Seneca Valley, such as recollections from former students that have grown up to be successful alumni and examples of the school’s involvement on the ever-growing platform of social media.

Many of the statistics are about the graduating class of 2015, and how their work at Seneca Valley has led them to pursue further education beyond high school. One of the more interesting bits of information was the fact that 186 students graduated with QPA’s of over 4.0 in 2015, a staggering number that shows just how many students took advanced classes in order to better prepare for further schooling, or possibly just to join the workforce that much quicker.

The Facilities Survey Results on the other hand emphasized the ratings that “students, teachers, parents, and community members” applied to the different areas of not only the Senior High School, but also of Seneca’s other, smaller campuses. The vast majority of facilities achieved high scores from all four of the voting sects, and CVE’s “building” division of voting achieved an astounding 3.75 out of 4 rating from the community’s voters, as did the Senior High’s library.

The survey results also showed the answers to some questions that were asked about progression of technology and the district’s mission statement. Both of these rather specific spheres of inquisition saw the majority of voters agreeing that Seneca has been succeeding in these regards. The survey’s collection of several thousand actively involved voters gives the public an idea of how members of the Seneca Valley Community feel about their school district.

Both collections of findings can be found on Seneca Valley’s official website’s home page at