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Brownsville Area High School

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3 stars

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Posted July 29, 2013

There have been MANY successful men & women that have came out of this school. I'm sick of the reputation that it has gotten over the years. Parents are one of the most important people in a kids education. For some reason some of these parents put 100 percent of the problems on the teachers when it should be themselves. This school not only prepared me for my education, but also for life as a young adult.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

I was a long-term substitute at this school. It was my first teaching experience and at first it was a complete mess, as most first experiences go. However, I loved the students. And many members of the faculty were willing to help me out. I really felt like I made a difference among the students, and it was the best feeling. I love this school. <3
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2008

If people would just look at the big picture, they would see there are many talented, well-rounded kids in this school district who will go on to do great things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

I feel that the lack of success of the students who attend this district falls mostly on the parents. Sure, some of the teachers do lack motivational skills. However, when faced with the fact that they do not have any support from the parent/parents and the students bad attitude towards education, their hands are completely tied.


Posted August 8, 2007

I believe there is to much drama in the Brownsville Area. They notice it and do not take care of it emediatally. There is wonderful teachers there to help, some others as the principal do not help much as to solving anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

I do not feel I was prepared for college but reflecting back I do believe Brownsville has or had quality, caring, personable teachers. I believe the staff through out the district instilled in me the belief that i could rise above my enviroment. I did encounter many of the pitfalls associated with brownsville but I can directly contribute my current success to teachers in elementary and Highschool. Most noteably Irene Campagna.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 12, 2007

I am a proud to say that I am graduate of Brownsville. I was more than prepared for college and I am currently enrolled in a master's degree program. Any student that is ill-prepared for secondary education or a career can only blame themselves for not taking a more active role in their education!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2005

Being a Graduate of this school, I feel that Brownsville did not prepare me for college, nor a professional field. The students as well as the teachers have no motivation. I understand that Brownsville is a poor community, but that should be a motivation to get students to grow and achieve more. Most graduates of this high school simply stay there working low wage jobs. I feel that the teachers need be more motivational. I think Brownsville future depends on it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

I do not know why they do not do on the spot drug testing for all athletes and COACHES. Drugs have been a big problem in Brownsville. Should Athletes and/or Coaches be on the team if they are doing drugs?
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students49%
Female42%
Male58%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
Female20%
Male30%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male79%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 87% 71%
Black 13% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brownsville, PA 15417
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