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Carmichaels Area Junior-Senior High School

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Posted March 20, 2011

Was educated by Carmichaels Area schools including the H.S. graduated in 1969. I think we received what we as students put into it far as a good education. Good old saying (nothing ventured nothing gained) Young people today want to blame everyone else for their failures not only as students but the parents too. Buck stops with YOU. You look and many influential prominent and great leaders got their start at Carmichaels.


Posted May 1, 2008

I attended Carmichaels for a good portion education including all of high school and I find the school far from perfect, but definitely decent considering the socio-economic plight of the region its located. The education I received from Carmichaels helped me get into a top tier liberal arts college and now I am off to Villanova University School of Law. Basically the problems with the school deal with the local society as a whole. I did well because I am an ambitious person and I came from a family that pushed me to do well. If you want to do good, you will go far if you graduate from Carmichaels.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2007

I felt cheated when I went to Carmichaels. Nobody wanted to learn and nobody wanted to teach. I was a gifted student but I felt average. When I went to college I realized my true potential because they challenged me to become great not just ok. College is frustrating but I can do it. Don't let college be frustrating for your children.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2006

My child attended 8th, 9th & 10th gr., pulled him out to do cyber school. My child is truly receiving a better education. It seemed that most Carmichaels teachers, my child had, did not take the time to make sure each child was learning the material taught. I would not recommend Carmichaels Area School to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

I'm not a parent but I went to school at Carmichaels my whole life(04 grad), now that I'm in college I've realized what a lack of an education I received. I would never send my kids to school here and you shouldn't either if you want them to actually get a worthwhile education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2004

Neither parents nor teachers seemed very involved when I went to school ('02 grad). I would suggest that anyone thinking of moving to this area considers that the schools are lacking in every area important to a childs development.
—Submitted by a former 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female78%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female80%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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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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 98% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 West Greene St
Carmichaels, PA 15320
Phone: (724) 966-5045

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