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Claysburg-Kimmel High School

Public | 7-12 | 412 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2011

I think the main reason there are drugs in this school is because it is so close to Bullscreek, that is where most of the drugs come from. And most of the problems can't all be blamed on the kids, it all starts with what they learn & see at home. Parents need to teach their children respect & kindness, not show them that fighting, drinking, & drugs are a normal way of life. My son is in 9th grade & has never had a problem with drugs or respecting the teachers, the only problems he has had is with bullies, and most of the bullies he has had to deal wtih were from Bullscreek. But overall CKHS is a good school, and the teachers do care about the kids here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The high school is much different then the elementary school, at the high school they have good teachers and a good principle that really care about your child unlike the elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

I graduated from this school back in 1989. Now i have two kids that go to school there.Yes there is drugs and bulling their. At this school if you don't have the name or money you are a nobody.But the teachers do do a good job. As far where the kids go you need to look at the parents. If they would correct their kids more other kids wouldn't get hurt. My daughter has problems (medical) and the teachers are great with her it's the kids that she hates there. Kids are cruel no matter where you go because it starts at home with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

claysburg kimmel high school is not some where u want ur kids to go no1 likes our school there are druggie, smokers, alcholholis and for the most part there is alot of drama. u dont learn very much here. some teachers are rude. way too much slaking off and goofing off. the kids here are littlel perverts and some of them are just weird and have no lives. there is alot of bullieing at this school too. there is only a few things i can say that are good here such as sports and other extra carriculiams. there is alot of fights here and everyone knows everything about everyone cas its such a small community and ur biz spreads fast thats all i have to say if u like ur child to be safe and ur biz to be private dont come here!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2008

Claysburg is being over run by druggies,and kids that destroy other peoples property. As far as the teachers,well if you want your kids to get a good education , dont move to claysburg , there has been teachers that were sexual preditors and are still teaching, and most of the teachers have there favorite picks and dont worry about the rest of the students trying to learn.If you want your child to be safe and in a drug free environment don't choose this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

Claysburg is a tight-knit community. The teachers are very caring of their student's education needs. I graduated from Claysburg in 2004 and am now in college. I feel that Claysburg did an excellent job at preparing me for college. The high school finally offers AP courses, which is long overdue. The music, art and extracurricular activities at Claysburg are highly suppport. Parent particiation in school activities and student lives is very apparent in this community. Also, the school has just undergone a major renovation. If you're looking for a nice, small, lower-middle class neighborhood then Claysburg's the place to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2005

Very poor quality of academics here. There is so much apathy in both students and teachers; students don't want to learn and teachers don't want to teach for the most part. Great place to send your kids if they're of below average intelligence but otherwise it's terrible. There are only a select few extracurricular activities besides a few basic sports. Level of parent involvement is quite low, unless they're coming in to complain about a low grade received on a paper they wrote for their child.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 21, 2004

If you want your child to be safe and in a drug free environment don't chose this school. The wrestling team got caught for hazing and the school did nothing to the students. People go unpunished while 'good' students are penalized. I strongly encourage anyone who has a bright, intelligent child to find another school. The only good thing is they have great teachers but the administration is worthless.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
77%
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 Students85%
Female78%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female88%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female85%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female32%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female82%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 98% 71%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • 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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
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531 Bedford St
Claysburg, PA 16625
Phone: (814) 239-5141

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