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North Pocono High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1059 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 4, 2013

NPHS was a great experience. Many of the teachers are there to teach more than just their subject, and truly care about the students' well being. I've gotten a lot of great advice from the teachers, and I appreciate the influence they have had on my life. The administration isn't that great, but the few wonderful teachers make up for it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2010

The new building is great; very colorful and modern. Unfortunately, the teachers' and staff's attitudes are for the most part, archaic. They believe in bullying and oppression as the most effective means of managing high school students. they are training servants, not creating leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

The halls are quite over crowded, but the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2005

My daughter is having a wonderful freshmen year and loves all of her classes. She has a great group of friends , and I look forward to the next three years at NPHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

North Pocono schools have a very good quality of academic programs. The choices in classes are very good. Music, art, and sports are all very available. The parent involvement is very high. Overall, a very good school with great teachers and subjects covered. A very good accelerated class level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

This school district may have a few inner city kids, however, the caliber of personnel and guidance is excellent! Not only does my child have every opportunity to excel at North Pocono, my child can become a well rounded adult by utilizing the superior sports and extra curicular activities at North Pocono. That is where our tax dollars are going! Congrats to a great staff and Principal! Leading by example is the best way and you have it down pat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

Not only does North Pocono need a new gym, but we also need a new high school. It is a bit crowded and a new high school would give us enough sppace for all the classroom needed. Also we need to support not only football but baseball, soccer and hockey. keeping your child involved in extra activities has been proved to make them a better a student thus making a better adult. And they offer other activies besides sports if your child is not into sports but it still takes parental involvement. And that doesn't mean dropping them off and picking them up like I so often see in sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Previous reviewer must have North Pocono confused with another 'Pocono' school. North Pocono does not have metal detectors and armed guard at the school. Nor students from 'inner city'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2003

With the school being as crowded as it is, it takes 5 minutes to walk down one set of stairs and that is just wrong. What we need is more classes and hallways, not a new 32 million dollar gym like they are building


Posted August 27, 2003

this school has become so over run with inner city kids that it has installed metal detectors,and hired an armed guard. But your kid will do fine as long as he is good at sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

Opportunity abounds here at NPHS, but students need to be self motivated and take advantage of the Accelerated Program and extracurricular activities in order to get the most out of this school. At NPHS, success and achievement are related to student's work habits and attitude. Motivated, courteous, and intellectual students will do great here, get one of the best public educations possible, and find what NPHS offers to be more than adequate (but the politics of the school district do leave some things to be desired). Students that are not as motivated will also find plenty to do and receive great instruction, but as with almost all public schools will not receive as good of an education. Teachers are extrememly knowledgeable and enjoyable, with about 90% of the teachers being very good to excellent teachers.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 95% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Covington Township, PA 18444
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