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Bloomsburg Area High School

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Posted March 27, 2012

Amazing school! Has come such a long way in the past few years. With a new, dynamic Superintendent and new Principal, Bloomsburg High (and the entire district) is now among the best. Academically out-competes all others in the area. As a parent with kids in the school and having hosted International visiting students, I am so impressed by this school and how many graduates go on to college and other great achievements. The HS is a hidden gem!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I attended there during the 1971-1972 season, my first and only year at Bloomsburg High. I have since returned to the city I was born in; I will not return to Bloomsburg to live.


Posted May 16, 2007

Extremely weak Superintendent, a Principal and Asst. Principal who only care about discipline and looking 'tough' and nothing about recognizing and supporting student academics and achievement. It is a school with low morale among the students and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

I graduated from Bloomsburg in 2004 and since then I have seen a school that wasn't that great slide into a school which is pretty bad. The current principle has an issue with proving his authority and refuses to allow teenagers to be teenagers. Overall the teachers are fairly good, as with any institution there are the very good ones and the not so good, Bloomsburg is not exception. Athletics are very good at this school and have been for many years now. Academics are lacking... more emphasis is placed on athletics and the teachers have a lackadaisical attitude about virtually everything. Although Bloomsburg has its shortfalls it has still produced many intellectually sound graduates, but with that said if your child is not willing to do most everything on their own and teach themselves, this is not the place for them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2005

Rating : ***Good School, not a great school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 30, 2004

Bloomsburg High School- many curricular activities are offered. Great parent/teacher communication. In comparison to the middle school, it has less school spirit at assemblies. More emphasis is given to sports and fewer awards or motivations are given for academic achievement, especially for incoming freshmen. Principal acted indirectly through other adults in the school most of this school year. Mostly good role models for my child.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students63%
Female56%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female45%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1200 Railroad St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 784-6100

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