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Canon-Mcmillan Senior High School

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Posted September 19, 2013

One of the few minority students that went here. Was moved to sit with other minority students in all my classes and was subject to subliminal racism from the teachers. Students harbored strong resentment towards me for "not being white" and I was frequently told to get a dictionary and learn english from the gym teachers. I don't know what other world these other guys are in, but I for one, am glad that I moved. Enjoy this school if you can. The teachers overall are very helpful but it's not worth the trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2011

I went to Canon Mac up untill my sophmore year. Unfortunaly I won't be graduating with my class at CMHS this year. But i will be at WPHS aka the worst school ever! I was in love with the school haha! I have to say its the best school out there!! :) Theres nothing but amazing teachers and well driven students that are willing to learn and always to do the best they can! I love you class of 2011!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

very pleased with the overall program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I am a former student, and at the school they put aside students with high academics, but praised athletes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

I have an an excellent experience with CMHS. I can't say anything bad. The faculty works very hard with each student's individual learning needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

I'm a current student there and I love it. The new principal, Mr. David Helinski, has really done a phenomenal job. He's brought a sense of pride to the school that it didn't have before he got here. The school is a lot more disciplined but he also knows how to have fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

I graduated from Canon Mac in 2001, and I loved it there. I am now teaching in Florida, and I have to say that the education in PA is excellent in comparison to other states. Canon Mac had teachers that cared immensely about their students, took the time to show them new things and also made time for fun.


Posted September 3, 2007

excellent place for childern to grow up most teachers seem to care about the students and the learning process
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

Academics are strong overall, especially in the areas of science and English; somewhat weak in the area of math. Staff involvement and interaction with students is excellent. Wide variety of extracurricular options - there is definitely something for everyone. Sports could focus a little less on football, a common theme among all schools. Administration is very accessible and supportive of parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2006

For a school its size, it is okay. One of the problems is the school board. Safety is a concern and again it goes back to the school board. Our child attended high school and was bored most of the time. Classes did not challenge him, he did get accepted to college. Don't go here for sport unless it is wrestling or football. They don't really support other sports like swimming or cross country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

It's great, that's the bottom line, there is no better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I can't say enough about Canon McMillan. From the elementary schools to the high school this district all around is just great. The majority of parents in this community are very involved and the quality of the academics here is outstanding. The teachers care about their studens and you can tell. Anything that your child may want to get involved in is offered here! I give this school 1000 stars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

Absolutely beautiful new building. Genuine interest in students by a great majority of teachers. Responsive to parental requests. Strong male sports. Encouraging more female sports. Also improving emphasis on Arts.
—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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

316 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

316 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

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 Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male62%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
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 91% 71%
Black 6% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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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Canonsburg, PA 15317
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