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Charleroi Area High School

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Posted August 23, 2013

CAHS was a wonderful experience for my eldest grandson who is now in the Air Force. He was a member of the band and chorus and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He had success in his classes and has the skills to succeed in the college classes he takes while in the Air Force.


Posted February 18, 2010

This School District is a joke. They let kids bully constantly and are always trying to blame the kid who is being bullied. They should be ashamed of theirselves. If i have to take my kid out of school to cyberschool because they have their 'SPORT' favorites then let it be because your kid won't get anywhere in this school unless they are an athlete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

I'm a brand new student at Charleroi High School and I just enrolled this '09-'10 school year. It was VERY hard to make friends and yet, I still haven't. The teacher's are nice, friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. However, for students attending this school as a new student will have a hard time making friends. I moved here from out of state and haven't made but one friend. The other students are very 'cliquey' and only associate with people within their 'cliques' and it's definitly hard to find your place in this school. I already decided to transfer schools. I had an open mind coming into the school year, but it wasn't any help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

They are a school on the cutting edge of technology. The teachers care about the students and help them enjoy learning. They are a small but proud school. The students know the importance of a good education.


Posted January 15, 2009

I graduated in 2007 and had the time of my life at Charleroi. I received an excellent education and had a lot of fun while learning. The teachers are very personable and easy to get along with and the principals and superintendent are very friendly and they help with college applications and guiding you to a good choice. The choice of classes is excellent and they help you prepare for college no matter if it is a core class or honors class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2008

As a sudent at Charleroi Area school district I have learned to appreciate all my teachers and what they have taught me. I have learned more then I thought I would have ever learned. The school district has recently put in a pond to serve as a outdoor ecosystem. They call it 'The Big Puddle'. I think that the project was a great sucess and aids in the education of 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

The teachers are outstanding at Charleroi High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I was a student at Charleroi several years back and I feel I received an education that suited me well for college. They did a wonderful job of preparing me and I believe the school had a big part in me actually graduating college as well.


Posted April 9, 2007

I know this might sound like a brochure, but this school is small enough to care and big enough to matter. Class sizes range from as little as 8 to about as high as 28. The principals are very fair with the students and the superintendent is visible in the hallways on any given day. It has a good mixture of older/proven teachers and younger teachers who bring new and exciting ideas into the classroom. The students and teachers seem to have a good rapport with one another and school spirit can be seen througout the hallways. Also, this school is on the brink of adding technology into the hands of every student. I'd say this school is very under appreciated from those who don't know any better or fail to investigate it for themselves.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 13, 2006

We're actually moving solely based on the poor performance of Charleroi Schools. The teachers who we have delt with are not interested in providing a quality education. They have NO tutoring programs. We are currently researching the local private schools to finish out the year and then planning on moving to a better school district even if the house has not sold. I gave teachers/administration the benefit of the doubt and ended up regretting it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Charleroi Area High School seems to be going under a restructuring process in the latter years. Hence, experimentation of ideas has been underway with many good results, and some bad ones, too. The school is continually opening new programs to students with some of the best teachers in the region.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2006

Worst school area I have ever lived in. Teachers don't put any extra effort in. There are those teachers that really know how to shoot down your childs self esteem! Let's address the school dress policy, hmmmm what dress code is there, oh that's right it is in the hand book, but never gets followed. If you want your child to have a future take them out of Charleroi Schools. They have a few good teachers, but wait the district will destroy them as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Teachers seem to be uninterested in the children's education, almost as if it's a chore to teach.I feel sorry for the students that have to attend this school including mine.
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
12%

2009

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

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 Students53%
Female47%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female22%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 92% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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

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100 Fecsen Dr
Charleroi, PA 15022
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