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Canton Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 438 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

Canton school system is a joke, they have iep for those having a hard time that cater to their needs, but the giep allows for 2 hours a week in a gifted class. Unlike the iep, the giep does not give special consideration for tests homework etc. The school tries to raise your kids. Canton elementary had a copy of a custody agreement yet let the non custodial parent withdraw students from the school, and then fined the custodial parent for not having the kids in school. The learning leaves a lot to be desired, kids are passed just to be passed, there are not even enough books for every student Seriously stay away
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

If it wasn't for the administration, this school might not be as bad as it is. Truth is that rules are based on who you are related to rather than being based on an honest and fair system. The materials are also outdated and substandard and if faculty offers any new ideas they are quickly dismissed. Do yourself a favor and stay as far from CASD as you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

I'm a recent graduate from Canton, and honestly I can say I wasn't very well prepared for what came next. I attend a very challenging college and it opened my eyes to the fact that I was not challenged at all in high school. I had to learn how to study in college, which is something I never did in high school because I never really had to study since the material was so easy. I think that Canton needs to learn to challenge their students more and really try to cram as much knowledge into us as possible. Or at least give this opportunity to the students who care about their education and future, and want to not only excel, but also succeed.


Posted September 18, 2010

Canton is a good school and the teachers are there for the students.Sports are important but an education is also important and I think you can get both here.


Posted October 30, 2005

I'm not a parent at this school. However, I am a student, and would like to give a review on my school for parents or any other person whom is considering going to this school. Though some of my words may be harsh, this is how I feel. I feel that our school is focused on only one thing. And that's sports. Students who are involved in sports are favored more over others who are not. I believe that many things that happen in this school are unfair, many rules are unfair, and many people are unfair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2004

I am an 8th grade student at canton. I think canton is a terrific school. we have the best teachers we could ever have, we make friends with all the teachers, and students. for the people who think that their students arnt getting good grades is because of the teachers theyre wrong. the teachers try to help us but if we dont go to them how would they know that we are having trouble with whatever we are have problems with? my teachers try to help me as much as they can! I never want to move from this school. if I would have to Canton Jr/Sr high would be my favorite school out of all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2004

My daughter graduated in 2004. As you can see, the test scores for this school are not the greatest. This is a rural and poor community without much for the kids to do. There were several teen pregnancies during her matriculation and it was very difficult to resolve problems within the adminstration. She has had to take remedial courses in college and overall I was very dissapointed with her experience in this school. There is a new principal and a new superintendent and I hope they can work on improving the quality of education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think Canton School is awesome we may have a smaller school than most but we have great teachers and a great principle and I know I have the best time at school!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
51%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
49%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female82%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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 Students45%
Female41%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female18%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
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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
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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509 East Main St
Canton, PA 17724
Phone: (570) 673-5134

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