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Bangor Area High School

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3 stars

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Posted December 11, 2012

I love this school, and i really don't see the reason to leave. You just need to make friends, and have great teachers, like I do. Plus, I was doing bad in school. Until I got up into the Middle School , and now I am helping others out just like my teachers pushed me to do more. Thus saying that, it is really a great School District in general.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2012

This school is a joke! The High School has Homeroom as a credited class! Ridiculous! It's the only reason my son passed. We wanted him failed because we have tried everything to get him to take school seriously and he just won't. Why should he when he can keep failing and then pass by the skin of his teeth at the end of the year. We had a meeting with the vice principal and were told that they get lots of kids transfered in from other districts because it was easier at this school! That's not what schools should be! It should be challenging and about the kids' needs, if they cared more about the kids education and less about the money they'd be more successful. If you're thinking about this school, do yourself a favor and cyber school instead. We're doing it now and what a difference. Great courses, teacher involvement, greater expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

I had a child that graduated in 2008 and another that will in 2015.I have been very pleased quality education they have received thus far.The teachers have been responsive to concerns.When my eldest child was injured and required transport to an area ER for eval the then Vice Principal, Dr Defilice, went with him in the ambulance so he wouldn't be alone. The choir director is fantastic, encouraging each child to their highest level of achievement. I am not originally from here so I can say honestly I have never felt an outsider because of that. My children love Bangor school district and so do I!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

Teachers think that they the right to bullying children and parents to get their way, ways to get grants from the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

BASD High School is a wonderful community of professional teachers, enthusiastic students who make it a terrific community to learn & grow in. The Music Programs from choir to ALL of the bands encourages students to reach their highest potential. The same can be said of their many sports teams. We are NOT from Bangor, nor do we have much money. Our kids hate to miss a day of school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

Something is wrong with parents & students who claim that it is horrible if you are not "from Bangor." That is baloney. We are from NJ and our kids feel welcome in the schools & the community as well. Do to the awesome staff of teachers, musical directors & coaches of all the sports teams our son & daughter are both thriving academically & in their other pursuits. Sounds like sour grapes to me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Many cliques -- new students won't feel welcome unless your parents and grandparents went here or your family donates a lot of money don't plan to send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

Great student body. Tax base does not permit some of the extras, but a great place for our kids to grow up. Teachers community minded. Music program excellent. Small enough so all students can feel part of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

Bangor School District isn't the ideal school but, it does hold quite a deal of memories. Some good, some bad. The high school isn't that wonderful though. Yes, it's new and exciting but, who really wants to go to school with a bunch of drug addicts, pregnant teenagers, and overall irresponsible behavior? The teachers are okay, some better than others but, if you really want to succeed you will. They don't put as much effort into trying to get the students who lack self-persivation. Honestly, Bangor School District could be better but then again, it's better than other schools in quite a few ways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2008

By far, not terrific, but on the whole they're trying really hard. I'm a recent graduate and I felt thouroughly unprepared for college [which was half true], but a few key teachers really helped me grow both personally and academically. The school system itself is ineffiecient, partially due to the lack of involvement and enthusiasm on the students' behalf, but our music program is one of the best and I am very grateful to have been a part of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2008

As a graduate, employee and a parent, i can tell you Bangor Schools are struggling. There are many factors involved in their discord, one being the turn over rate for teachers. Another being they have had 10 principals in 10 years...very unstable environment for a healthy administration and teacher base. Another huge downfall is the school's new Everyday math curriculum. Do your research. We are leaving Bangor for all these reasons and more and we've been here for 20 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

bangor area school district is growing in voilent activities, drug use, and over crowding. The sports department makes sure the kids who are involved in the schools teams are well treated, and even with misbehavior clearly stated in the hand book, which other students would get disciplined for, the athletic department and staff makes sure the students come off scott free. The Substitute teachers are poorly educated and often know nothing about the class they are covering, including long term subs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

The Band and Music Programs here excell, with High Regards to the marching band. A great School to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2007

My step-daughter attended here. While my step-daughter is a serious student, she was poorly supported and ridiculed because of her agnostic views. The school does not provide adequate transportation for after-school activities (bus leaves some kids more than a mile away from home on rural roads). School does not welcome diversity or offer opportunities to discuss and celebrate cultures and the changing world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

Bangor area schools are very good schools they may have once had a bad reputation but I think that is in the past. They try to involve parents who want to be involved. If a perent wants to be involved they can and will, A recorded phone call from the principle goes home about everything from the dances, meetings, snow closings and if there were an incedent that that they feel parents should know about. These schools provide a great learning experience for children. They have a no tolerance system that works well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

This school has the worst reputation. But it is a great learning center!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Academic program is fair, art and music is very good. Parent involvemnt is what you make of it. Kids get lost in the highschool, concern for their best interest goes out the window once they hit 17.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

Excellent education. Wide array of music electices and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 25, 2005

Two of my children attended and graduated from Bangor High School. I asked for my children's input as I review Bangor. Overall the administration seemed to handle the school well. Rarely was there violent or other discipline issues that were not handle quickly and efficiently. My son compared teachers at Bangor with those at the Vo-tech school and he said that the teachers at Vo-tec seemed to relate better to the students. Overall I am satisfied with the education that Bangor taught my children. They are knowledgable and have achieved well at higher education establishments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

bangor area school has a great school program. They provide the students with classes to help them get ready for college. They have a great band you can pick from marching, concert, and jazz band. They have a good sports team for both boys and girls. The area is always growing and the school is going through changes to help with is growth by and more classrooms and more teachers.They provide help for children the are slower at learning. The parents are always acked to be involved with there childrens learning. You can always talk to a teacher by calling the school or by going in line to talk to them. You can always find out your childs homework by calling the homework hotline or by going on line.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female39%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female91%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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187 Five Points Richmond Rd
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 599-7011

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