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Central Bucks High School-East

Public | 10-12 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted April 12, 2014

I graduated from CB East in 1985. I was provided a safe environment with elitist friends . Our school was always filled with children of the wealthy and privileged. This, in and of itself, has added to the extremely high placement in upper tier schools by solely being able to afford the top tier schools. Sports teams were good but not top tier. A great place to learn and be raised.


Posted April 27, 2010

The old adage that school is what you make of it, is very true with CB East. The opportunities are abundant both in scholastic and sports. My son was a freshman on the JV Tennis team and had plenty of opportunities before he even enter the high school. For a public school, there is an impressive number of students attending upper tier universities around the country. Our daughter just graduated with 5 AP courses, and was accepted to every college she applied to. And she's a happy well adjusted 18 year old. If someone isn't happy with this school then they didn't really apply themselves in the first place. The opportunities are here if you seek them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I also attended East for my entire high school career. Although I was not interested in their sports teams, it was very good at its main purpose as a scholarly institution. To say that your child will not achieve any success at East is rather sophomoric, in that it ultimately depends on the pupil in question's drive fulfill accomplishment. In general, the Central Bucks School District provides a considerable array of tools that allow students to mature socially and academically. However, recent cuts to the art department, (namely the photo lab), have severely hindered art school-bound students in presenting well-rounded portfolios. Bottom line, it's a great school, but if art or athletics are your (or your child's) passion, consider private leagues/classes as extra-curricular activities.


Posted May 11, 2009

I attended East for 3 years. I can honestly say it was the biggest waste of time. For starters the school has this crazy idea that they have a good sports program. This is absolutely false. The sports are a joke and the coaching is an even bigger joke. East hasn't ever been truly 'successful in any sport, nor have they had any major athletes come out of there. Despite all this they publicize that they have a good sports program. I think the programs history can tell you that it is truly a joke, and it's very political, thus the results are what they are. As far as the teachers go, it really depends on what teachers you get for your classes. I would not recommend sending your child to this school, they will not achieve any success at East!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

My son is finishing up his senior year at East. Overall I think the quality of the teachers and administration are excellent and they challenge the students to do their best. They encourage involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. I believe he's grown a lot in school and acquired excellent preparation for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

Teachers amazing! I have a son who I considered high risk for behavioral problems. The teachers have banded together to not only give him a top notch education, but they have also taken an interest in what makes my son tick. He is thriving and loves the school. Great parent interaction!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I graduated from East in 2005 and it was a great experience. I really appreciated it when I went to college and realized how well prepared I was compared to some other students. The academic opportunities at East are unbeatable.


Posted April 11, 2006

Good academic progams. Solid athletic programs. High level of parnet involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

I am currently a student at cb east. In all my time at cb east, I have never seen anyone discriminate against anyone, white, black, asian, hispanic, or any other ethnicity. I know that everyone is upbeat and positive and teachers listen to and respect everyone. My english teacher has a paper on which she has listed students' rights. She gave a copy to each student and i now quote it. ' Everyone has the right to his/her beliefs, opinions, desires, goals, and thoughts, as long as those things do not offend or hurt anyone else- hwen that happens it is no longer a right but an attack'. This exemplifies east's policies and is strictly adhered to. Great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2004

I'm not a parent, just a former cb east student. Like many other students, especially those of an ethnic background, i had to struggle. Not to fit in, but to get teacher's to treat me with the same respect they would one of the many other white kids in school. I had to fight with security and principals to enforce there non-discrimatory act. I, like many other ethnic kids, had to make myself heard, seen, and respected as much as any other white students, teachers, parents. Cb east takes pride in their almost segregated school. In many ways it is. White faculty staff against asian, black, hispanic students. I feel my days at cb east would have been the best days of my teenage years if I and many of my friends, didn't have to grow up so fast. If we didn't have to turn every day into a fight.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 30, 2004

Over all, the teachers are the ones who make this school shine. As a former student, who graduated in 2002, it is a wonderful feeling to have such a wide selection of teachers who help prepare you for the road ahead. Specifically, the most outstanding teachers I ever came across are the Art teachers. They helped inspire my creativity while letting me think for myself and solve my own problems. I applaude this group of people who have influenced me for the rest of my life. Thank you!
—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.

524 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

525 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

522 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

530 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)81%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 1% 15%
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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