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Carlynton Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 667 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2014

Hoping the school gets dissolved. When I went to school here 25 years ago it was pretty good. 25 years later it's poor! Poor quality of teachers, poor coaches, administration is lacking. Good staff come and go quickly leaving the ones behind who think they are good, very out of touch. Small school, your child can be on every team and in every event due to the numbers that they have. This caused less than stellar teams. Teachers are the coaches to keep the students under control. The students don't seem toons loosing, not a good environment to raise kids these days. If you are looking for a small School keep looking for the betterment of your child, love them enough to keep looking!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

We have had three of our children enrolled in the high school from grades 8 thru 12th since we moved into the Crafton area in 2007. The school has exceeded our expectations. We have been very pleased with the dedication of the teachers and coaches and the general support of the entire staff. We like the smaller size and feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

I have no complaints about the education I received after being in the Carlynton School District from K-12. Teachers and coaches were great. Liked the small school atmosphere, yeah it is not perfect facility wise but they were nothing to complain about and usually better than the competition. I felt well prepared heading into college.


Posted August 7, 2012

I enjoyed my education at Carlyton. Yes, the district is small but because of this I feel like I had attentive teachers and the ability to get help when I needed it. I want to raise my family in this area because of this school district.


Posted August 21, 2011

I attended Carlynton from K through 12. I attended a 4 year University, am gainfully employed as well. I must say this school gets a tough call due to the section 8 attached to its zone but.....this makes up a very small postion of the schools attendence. Most of the section 8 housing are better behaved and excel further than the others. I would recommend the school 100 fold abouve the surrounding schools. The classes are small and the learning environment simply wonderful. In all the years of schooling I received, college included, I must saw I never ran into any teachers that could challenge those at Carlynton! Sports teams are not real competitive but more emphasis is placed on academics for this school. So, that said if you are looking for top performing sports teams, then look elsewhere. Academically it performs right up there with the best! Hope this helps!


Posted July 25, 2010

We have the best kept secret in the Carlynton School District. Students can belong to and excel at many activities and we have the best musicals anywhere!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

We were very pleased with the education our children received at Carlynton. The small size and caring administrators and teachers gave our children the attention they needed. Even when we had problems, we found the administration very responsive. Flexible groupings allowed our children to get the extra work they needed and to create curriculum and programs suited to them. All three got into top colleges of their choice and now have very successful careers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Both of my daughters thrived and had many friends at this school. When my youngest was struggling, her teachers noticed and went out of their way to help her. Once a child with a learning disability, she is now a graphic designer with a degree!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

I can't believe the negative comments about the Carlynton School District. The school offers many AP and Honors courses. SAT preparation courses are made available to students. The administrative team is excellent and extremely dedicated. Teachers care about their students and encourage and recognize achievement. Class sizes throughout the system vary from ten to twenty-five. The comments made about athletics have no basis in fact, Many of the athletic programs are extremely successful (state wrestling champion, all-american swimmer this year alone) with many graduates competing at the college level. Listen to someone who has gone through Carlynton (K-12) and succeeded athletically and academically in college. And, yes, I am gainfully employed!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

Carlynton High school is a school where the students get a chance to connect with the teachers and discover their way of learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This is one of the worst schools in the county. The test scores are terrible, there are few AP classes, the written material sent home often has grammar errors in it, and the administration is poor. There has been a revolving door of coaches for the sports teams because the school board micromanages them - sports is all they seem to care about (or rather the fact that their sports teams are the worst in their divisions). Sure your kid can be in any sport or activity - this is one of the smallest schools in the county and there aren't enough kids to fill rosters. If you are looking for a school where sports rank first and everyone is happy with 'we made AYP', then this is the place for you. If you're looking for a solid, real world education look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

This school has so many problems and teachers play favorates too much
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

I have 3 children who have graduated from this school. The teachers and administration are at the upper end of the scale in quality education. It is a close knit community where many successful graduates have come from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

A great small school where you can excel and be involved with everything you want.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

Carlynton is a very good, very small school. Academic standards are high, there are plenty of extra curricular activities, and classes are small. Students and teachers develop close relationships. Choral music , instrumental music and other arts are appropriately valued.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

I'm writing this as a former student. I've recently transferred out of Carlynton. I never felt safe at the highschool. When a student is picked on, the teachers do very little about it. There is a good chorus program. Mrs. Lear, the teacher is one of the best I've met. Club day is once a month starting in Novemeber. I never felt we had enoughtime to do anything. If you compete on a varsity team you still have to take gym classes. The gym class are co-ed. The 7th and 8th graders have gym everyday for a 9 week period. Every year it seems like a few more teachers retire. So now there are more new teachers there every year.
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students73%
Female86%
Male61%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female86%
Male59%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female69%
Male40%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
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

Math

All Students43%
Female37%
Male49%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female56%
Male62%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female29%
Male30%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 71%
Black 14% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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