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Boyertown Area Senior High School

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Posted September 3, 2013

Boyertown Area Senior High School is a terrible school for children with disabilities. I understand that some have many good things to say about the district regarding this topic, however these parents seem to be parents with an outward or well documented medical condition. Those parents who have a child with ADHD or emotional needs suffer the worst as ADHD often only qualifies for a 504 plan and emotional needs are subjective. The 504 works well until high school. At this point the HS takes the stance that success is up to the student and bail on the 504 plan. It was a long hard fought battle with the district that only created a bigger divide by trying to help my child. With no child left behind the district never intended to ensure a child graduates with the skills needed but rather just pass the children through. I inquired with other parents and found this a common complaint from them as well. Boyertown has many lawyers on standby to fight against you and it takes a lot of time and money to fight back.The documentation however helped with the college search to explain the low GPA and test scores. Federal funding for Intermediate units are being cut and phased out. too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The great music program Boyertown has. We do musicals that can compare with Broadway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I am a graduate of the Boyertown Area School District. Currently, I am guardian to a grandchild attending Boyertown Area Jr. High West. I commend the committment of the teachers, the principal, and assistant principal. My grandchild had difficulties that required a team effort and I worked closely with all those people to get my grandchild on track. The no-nonsense, cooperative effort we adopted in addressing problems has made all the difference and will have life-long benefits for my grandchild. This school went above and beyond and I will be eternally grateful. Finally, for those who may be impacted by negative ratings, I would like to say that parental involvement is essential...teachers cannot run disruption-free classrooms if parents do not communicate behavioral expectations to their children and institute consequences when those expectations are not followed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

Boyertown Area High School has an excellent curriculum with strong leadership. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

i love this school. we purposely move here because of the school district. in all the school that i have researched on and the word of mouth i am very pleased with boyertown area senior high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

We have attended 4 school districts over the last 15 years and we were very unhappy with Boyertown HS. Many teachers allow the students to disrupt the class to the point that they can't even teach any more. The grading system is very erractic and difficult to follow. Parental Portal only tells parents the grades after they are done. They do not notify parents of assignments and they do not inform them when the student begins to struggle. We have had many meetings with the principal and staff at the high school with no results. If my child could attend the tech school all day, we would stay in the district. We have no alternative but to find private schooling that will put us back into debt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

This is a great school with a wide variety of activities for the students. They have great academics and have many advanced placement courses available. The parent involvement is adequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

I have a 15 year old sophomore at BASH> He has been in the school district since Kindergarten. High school teacher quality is inconsistent. Some notable and excellent some downrigth laughable. Opportunities for enrichment are available but unguided. Music and arts programs continue to be well supported and a plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

its okay o_o kids dont learn as much as others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2004

Our son is now entering the 10th grade and enjoyed Jr Hi West never missing honors. He likes the xtra courses in Hi school and has elected no study halls this year just so he can take an xtra elective in Business classes. We feel this Hi school will give him the edge he will need to excel in college and life. Teachers seem very caring and willing to give that etra attention as well as the principal. Many choices in xtracurricular activities. Overall great schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

My daughter graduated 2004 from Boyertown and I have a son in the Junior High. I think Boyertown is a very good community and takes pride in their schools and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

I am a student at Boyertown and enjoy it thouroughly. The extra curricular activities are one of our best features. We have very dedicated teachers and coaches who try there best to help us improve. Our music program is my personal favoritve. We had a phenomenal Musical this year, and are known for our superb musical talent. Although it is a large school the students are very close and laid back. There is somthing for everyone here.
—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.

516 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

518 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

518 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

536 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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 96% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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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120 North Monroe St
Boyertown, PA 19512
Phone: (610) 369-7435

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