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Susquenita High School

Public | 9-12 | 583 students

 
 

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Posted December 8, 2009

susquenita is a good school there is resonable disipline and the school should bring back study hall but its an alright school anyway
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

i was a student at susquenita and it wasnt as bad as people put it as. i think all schools have their ups and downs but you need to give the school a little credit. i moved to Spring Grove high and it has problems just like Susquenita. i loved that school. i would send my child to a little school like that rather than i huge school like SG.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

You have some problem or else your a pto mom or some way involved with the school. That school is horrible it sits just above john harris and i get better resaults of the office their when we went their than i do with the office in the high school. They need new people and find a way to put new life into those halls. Kids now just cant wait to get out when i went to school i dint wanna get out high school was great for me all i see is new rules and way to put the kids down taking away study halls. Id rather have my kid do his work in school and bring home little homework and have time to have a job and sports or what ever he wants to do on his time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

Awsome sutdent body, with lots of spirit. Peaceful location with very few problems. Teachers are friendly and helpful and the athletic programs are quite strong
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

This school hasn't changed hardly at all since I was there. The arts keep disappearing more every, and it's sports above all! There is no support from the school for the band and it's become a joke. If the parents of these kids didn't care there wouldn't be any! Some kids just need more than sports, and the Vo-Tech should go back to being what it was meant to be, ' a school to teach a trade for kids who can learn with there hands but have trouble with the academics', My son needed this and because he wasn't a 'B' student he couldn't go, but could take things apart and put them back together, and wanted to go for mechanics so bad,to bad they left him behind. He ended up hating school because of that. I wouldn't recommend this school for anything.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 8, 2007

The programs could be good. Sports are horrible. Not much art. Chorus works hard is mostly ignored when it comes to awards and such things. Has a 'leo club',mostly nothing. Not much involvement of anything. Very cheap. Bathroom doors-people can see over-ewww. Locker space on the third floor is crowded. Lockers are short one on another. Have a problem at the end of the day. Constant problem with the powerschool,and takes up extra money. Not much money for certain classes-piano:not enough keyboards,gym:equipment is getting pretty bad and so on. Certain things like dances dont have much effort at all,even though some people try.'Freshman fridays'-torture of male freshman. Food is nasty and greasy.
—Submitted by a 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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female30%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female81%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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 96% 71%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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309 Schoolhouse Rd
Duncannon, PA 17020
Phone: (717) 957-6000

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