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Tuscarora High School

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Posted February 1, 2011

Mostly bureaucratic based, policy driven public school. The staff practices a paradigm of C.Y.A., and students are treated as just a resource to facilitate promotions, based solely on aggregated standardized test scores. Individual student progress appears to be irrelevant as long as the standard test score train can be kept going. Mediocre school at best................ Any person that gives this school a rating of 4 or more stars either has a personal, vested interest in the school, or is obviously NOT paying attention to the inner workings at this school.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 42%
Black 19% 35%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
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  • Photography
Music
  • Band
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5312 Ballenger Creek Pk
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: (240) 236-6400

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