Walnut Street Christian School

201 W. Highland Street, PO Box 616,
Avis, PA, 17721-0177
     Tel: (570)753-3400
Grades: PK - 12 | 134 students
Our Goal is: “To Educate children in truth and righteousness, to prepare them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world by pursuing excellence and to support the Christian family and the Bible-believing Church.”
  • Phonics based reading curriculum
  • Students learn to read in kindergarten.
Kindergarten students test in the top 12% nationwide.
  • Ninety percent of graduates enter higher education.
  • A large percentage of the high school students qualify to be members of the KCEA State Honor Society.
  • Our students average two to three grades ahead on national achievement tests
  • Advanced, academic A Beka curriculum ~ *Academic Resource Classroom is available for extra help
  • Many high school electives are offered. 
  • School Overview

    Religious Affiliation Baptist
    Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
    Learning Difference Programs Yes
    Year Founded 1975

    Student Body

    Total Students 134 students
    Student Body Type Co-ed
    % Students of Color 3%
    State avg.: 26%
    Students by Grade Walnut Street Christian School Students by Grade

    Academics and Faculty

    Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
    Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
    National avg.: 13:1
    Average Class Size 10 students

    Finances and Admission

    Admission Deadline None / Rolling
    Acceptance Rate 95%
    National avg.: 85%
    Admissions Director Mrs. Nancy Houtz


    Total Sports Offered 2 sports
    Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

    School Notes:

                    2005-2006                            2005-2006

                                                    National Rank                     Grade Equiv.

                                                    (Average)                             (Average)


                    Reading                 Top 9%                                  1.4

                    Math                       Top 27%                                1.6

    2nd Grade:

                    Reading                 Top 21.3%                            4.3

                    Math                       Top 34.4%                            3.2

                    Language             Top 28.4                               3.7

    5th Grade

                    Reading                 Top 16.3%                            8.9

                    Math                       Top 12.3%                            9.0

                    Language             Top 17.3%                           8.7

                    Spelling                 Top 36.4%                            6.7

                    Science                 Top 20.3%                            7.8

    8th Grade

                   50% of students scored between grade equivalent of 9.5-PHS (College level)

                    (21 PHS/out of a possible 32)

    11th Grade

                    43% of students scored 100% of tested subjects in PHS range (College level)

                    57% of students scored 62% of their tested subjects in the PHS range

    Generally, the longer a student attends WSCS the higher he or she scores.   

    Profile last updated: 02/25/2014

    Nearby Schools:

    The nearest high school is Lock Haven Christian School (7.4 miles away)
    The nearest elementary school is Pine Woods School (6.5 miles away)
    The nearest preschool is Lock Haven Christian School (7.4 miles away)
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