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Mohawk Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 717 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 22, 2014

It is terrible. The teachers don't even teach. They also waste paper. Some of the teachers make the kids do their work.


Posted May 31, 2009

As an alumnus of Mohawk High School (2005) I can safely say that this school does not adiquately prepare one's child for high education. The faculty scales back the quality of education to reflect the low socio-economic area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

My oldest daughter is a 2008 mohawk graduate, my other daughter is a sophmore and my son is a seventh grader. I LOVE this school district so much I would pitch a tent to stay here if necessary. The staff and teachers REALLY CARE about the students' education. No child is left behind. Mohawk I commend you!......A devoted Mohawk mom. P.S. did I mention that I don't have to fight to get my kids to want to go to school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

I have one graduate (2008), a 9th grader and a 6th grader. I feel the quality of education is far above what our PSSA scores show. My kids are safe, happy, learning constantly and retaining what has been learned, challenged and encouraged. Thank you Mohawk teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

I currently have 2 children in the high school, 3 have graduated from Mohawk. The quality of education and devotion from teachers and administration cannot be compared to other schools that my older children started from. The district goes above and beyond to guarantee a better class of graduates as well as well behaved children attending the school. I am proud to be a parent of the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This is truly a great school to have your children attending. I have 2 children in the elementary school and 2 in the Jr.-Sr. high along with my nephew also. They all enjoy going to this school and it has been great for them, so unlike other schools they attended in the past.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
62%
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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
62%
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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female83%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female53%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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385 Mohawk School Rd
Bessemer, PA 16112
Phone: (724) 667-7782

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