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Central Columbia Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 604 students

 

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Posted December 27, 2011

Central is fairly average for a ruralish school. It's fairly small but has pretty good academics(5 or 6 AP courses) for a school its size. Unlike the other review, I've never found it overly cliquey or racist. Yes, its true that the school district is probably 90-95 percent white but I've never seen any blatant acts of racism while there. Like any high school there are plenty of different groups of kids. it is not the popular kids and if you're not you're garbage. The school will get you where you need to go but its not designed to be an ivy league producer or a D-I athletic producer Overall, its a fine school, nothing too bad, nothing too great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2011

Central has a acceptable education but, this school is not for kids with any self-esteem problems..Central is a very cliquey school. If you do not get in with the popular crowd or are rich then it makes it hard for you in the school even if you are satisfied with your own group of friends. If you are of any different race then be prepared for Central is basically white and very racist. People at Central get bullied and there has been even sucicides in the school. IF YOU ARE NOT POPULAR...DONT COME TO CENTRAL..i am currently leaving it for a more divervse and accepting school even though I am white.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female59%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 94% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
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  • Music teacher(s)
Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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  • Music teacher(s)
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  • Counseling
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  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
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  • Cross country
  • Soccer

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4777 Old Berwick Rd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 784-2833

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