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Wilson Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 702 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 27, 2013

I wouldn't want my kids to attend any other school. The staff is caring, class sizes are small and the administration goes above and beyond to make sure everyone will be successful. The sports teams are only average, but even average athletes will have a chance to play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I have had one daughter graduate from WHS and she is currently a sophomore at an excellent university. I have also a son and daughter currently attending Wilson high. I have always loved the atmosphere and the education provided by the outstanding and caring teachers. WHS has been part of my family for many many years as my grandfather was head of the English department, my father graduated from Wilson and so did I. I wouldn't want my children attending any other schools in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

My Son attends WAHS, I will say this school has those most dedicated teachers I have ever seen. I am very excited for him, and I know he will be getting the education he needs to Succeed, good supportive teachers and good supportive parenting goes a long way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

I had one child graduate and one still in school. Unfortunately some of the most difficult subjects have some of the worst teachers. Not all teachers were willing to help if child had trouble understanding something. Have also had them change rules in the middle of the game couple of times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I graduated from Wilson last year. I took several AP classes at Wilson and graduated with 12 college credits. Some classes were limited though due to the schools small size. I felt that all of the teachers went the extra mile and acted as great role models. Mr. Stewart was my personal favorite and inspired me to pursue a degree in chemisrty. I also had the opportunity to be involved in many extra curricular activities and made many friends. A great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

I recently graduated from Wilson, and I have to say that I was not fully prepared academically for college life. Sometimes I wish that Wilson will focus more closely on academics instead of after-school activities. My whole freshman year was playing catch-up for me. Many Wilson students have horrible spelling and grammar. As to the fact that everyone knew each other and it was a small school, that could be bad, too. The school sometimes did not offer things like AP Calculus and Spanish because they were not enough kids. Additionally, if the student was not liked by one other student they were inevitably tortured by many other students because everyone knew each other. Wilson is a small town with small minds, and if you are not in the clique, you are not treated with respect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

i attend wilson and i love the atmosphere, veryone is so nice and its such a small school that you know everyone. i am in numerous activities, there is something for everyone. its great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

I have had 2 out of 3 of my children attend WAHS. One graduated and was on the honor society and they were both into after school activities. The teachers were always willing to give extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2004

I graduated from this school in 1998. I received an outstanding education and have since earned a college degree and have recently begun a career. The teachers, as well as administrators, always showed me a positive attitude. I know that each and every person that I have kept contact with has went on to further their education. To me this shows that the school has a very successful teaching staff. I would have no issue with sending my children to this educational institution someday.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students62%
Female49%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female40%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
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 81% 71%
Black 10% 15%
Hispanic 8% 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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