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Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School

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Posted August 22, 2012

Five stars for excellence! I graduated with straight "A" in my senior year. The teachers are fabulous! The location is nice too.


Posted February 3, 2012

Unfortunately the education is below average. Nothing against the teachers, they do what they can, but this school's main focus is on PSAT scores and nothing else. My oldest graduated 4th in his class and went to college to find himself completely unprepared academically. College is hard, the role of high school is to prepare the kids both academically and mentally. Neither which this school does. Each year I see more kids leaving to be home schooled or sent to private schools. This is a message that cannot be ignored. My youngest two children now attend private school and there is simply no comparison in the educations. If you expect more from the students and push them to excell, they will. There are several teachers in this school that are gems. To them I say thankyou.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

As both an alumni, and now a teacher in this school, I can honestly say that Cambridge has one of the best curriculum programs around. Advanced academic classes are available with college credits granted at the local university, and as both a former student and a teacher of the discipline, I can honestly say that the art program, like so many others here, is fantastic. Both technology and traditional means are all emphasized in ways that prepare students for real world application in software knowledge as well as basic fundamentals. The staff at CSHS are absolutely wonderful and accommodating to students' needs, and a more friendly, adept faculty you will rarely meet elsewhere. With graduating class sizes of 100 or less, there is a wide opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Transportation is provided to attend a local Vocational Tech school which has a wide range of trades to receive training in, and the opportunity is granted to attend classes at the local university as well. Sports go above and beyond, and the opportunity to participate has never been higher. Boys and girls soccer, baseball, golf, cross country, basketball, volleyball are only a few in addition to football.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 2, 2010

This town has great appeal for a Northwestern Pennsylvania community. Most of the schools in Crawford County are on a level playing field so it really comes down to the faculty and administration. This faculty at Cambridge Springs High School is one of the most caring groups of people that I have ever had contact with. They follow through with parental ideas and truly care for the success of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love the small town atmosphere and the teachers take a real interest in each of the children they teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Quality of music and art programs low. Sports programs are very strong- many kids play multiple sports. Parent involvement is generally high. Strong upper-level academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female46%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 92% 71%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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698 Venango Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
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