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Clearfield Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 841 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2014

If your not part of the football program your needs are secondary. This is a school where the principal is the football coach!!?? Can someone tell me there isn't a conflict of interest here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I think we forget to think that every school in Pa has problems I brought my children here from the city which believe me had problems, there old school was in the process of uniforms which took 3 years of voting, arguing, and becoming headlines in our local paper the styles have certainly changed clothing got smaller and tighter but I agree with some parents about watching what your child wears to school is a must, what is considered club clothes stays in a club! As far as the sports that is the same in every school I don't know when it changed but its been like that for a long time and I don't quite understand! How many kids make it big in sports what is so important that it shadows education! Its hard to be a parent we must keep fighting for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

Very poor teaching at the middle school level. Teachers unqualified teaching classes with no training in that area. Worse at the high school level (for the most part). Great teaching at the elementary level. Administrators with spouses on the school board - can you say conflict of interest? Superintendent who lies and says college freshman (chs alumni) say they were well prepared for college when in fact they discuss how unprepared they were. More worried about PSSA scores to get their money than actually teaching. Teachers who do nothing but gripe about the 'rotten' kids who should have retired years ago and complain about the 'crappy' pay in a depressed area for 9 months of work and teaching the exact same thing taught to siblings 20 years ago. Principal - good. Superint. - LOUSY. Avg. teacher quality - poor. Safety - good. Parent involve - same parents for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Clearfield isn't as bad as it is put out to be. Some of the teaching is horrendous and yes it is true that sports are definately a number one priority, but compared to inter-city schools and even smaller schools in the area. Glendale is a school well known for drug rings and they are busted in school. There have been no school shooting and the only busts are because the teenagers are pulling the stunt of smoking on the grounds at Clearfield. There are favoritisms as listed below, but don't all schools have them? Do you get my drift? So, relax and really get to know it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2007

Clearfield High School ranks as one of the worst high schools in Pennsylvania. Test scores are an embarrassment, the school board has failed to maintain the building, and graduating seniors are not prepared for academic success at graduating. Too little emphasis on student learning. Start over!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

I am a new student at Clearfield High school this year. I don't really know anyone, but it didn't take me long to notice the favoritism in this school. The Dress code is seriously overated. It is unbelievable. I personally do not like this school at all. This school is the worst school I have ever attended... Wow.. Drama. = )
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2006

I think this school is a joke and by far the worst my child has attended after moving! It depends on who you are and what sport you do on the way you are treated there!You can change your hair color or dress anyway you want as long as your parent works there or you are in a sport etc! What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

This school is more interested in the sports programs, there are too many teachers that are also coaches. They are consumed with their coaching duties not their teaching duties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

A mediocre school that thinks it is better than it is just because the other schools nearby are even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

Over the years this high school has really gone down hill. You have a Vice Principal who is also the head football coach which is clearly a conflict of interest, there are a variety of sports to participate in but the football program seems to get all the glory and exposure. I graduated from this school and i have 3 boys who attended or still does and i just think its a big disappointment the way this school is run and they get away with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

I think the dress code is a joke. Another thing is there are to many sudents in one class and they need more one on one. I am not happy with Clearfield H.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

I don't agree with the dress code at all. You can't hand out the dress code after school has already started. Most of the parents can't afford to go purchase a completely new set of clothes because something doesn't agree with the dress code. There is to much emphasis on the football team. I can't wait till my kids are out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

Dress Code? I think it's the parents job to decide what their child does or does not wear. However, if a school is going to have a dress code, it needs to be an all around dress code. That means that the see-through mesh football shirts and those obscenely short skirts that the cheer-leaders wear as part of their uniforms should be included.(Yes the students wear them to class) This is coming from the same school that sends their girls track team out to compete in nearly transparent white nylon tank tops. I'm sure they take offence to being called the Lady Bison Thin-Clads.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 28, 2004

Does anyone else think this school is getting out of control? The people that work in the office are completly rude and need to take a phone skills class or something. The dress code is, don't even know really how to explain it. If kids can't wear certain clothes because other kids/teachers are destracted, then thats a personal problem, and you should learn to be more open mined, wait till these people leave Clearfield. They might not no what hits them. The school needs to worry about studies more than sports and clothes... Your suppose to be teaching something its your job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2003

Overall, Clearfield is an ok school. It's in a pretty rural community and most of the teachers and administrators are always willing to help. There is a major problem, however, in dealing with the dress code this year. They have taken the rights away from the students, causing more problems than they've solved. Also, the school has a large emphasis on its sports, particularly football. This can be good or bad depending. I'm sure some will disagree with my opinion, but this information is coming from an accurate source; I am a senior at Clearfield, and i think others should have a little insight about how some people really feel about the 'changes' taking place in our school.


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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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female29%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
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

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
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2831 Washington Ave
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: (814) 765-2401

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