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Cameron County Junior-Senior High School

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3 stars

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Posted April 1, 2014

In 1979 Cameron County was a terrific school, now it is focused on what it has not what they teach or how they do it. Even now there are wonderful teachers but with retirement incentives and the administrations manipulations the good teachers are almost gone. Poor hiring policies and lack of teacher accountability has taken its toll. Most recently the administration announced the "answer" to poor standardized test scores is more homework. If the student doesn't leave the class understanding the lesson then homework will not help!! Current district policy is 10 minutes of homework per night starting in K and increasing by 10 minutes per night for each grade thereafter and some elementary grades assign detention for missing three or more assignments in a year. Now they want to increase homework instead of looking into why students aren't learning the material. If affordable internet was available where I live all of my children would be homeschooled
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

I am a 1979 graduate of CCHS. For those posting negative reviews - hey, look in the mirror and see the problem! My education was excellent and many of my class members have achieved admirable success. No one is going to hand you anything in this life.


Posted August 22, 2009

I am a graduate of CCHS making excellent grades. Being in a small town, it is difficult for the school to provide a good education for those going on to college. If I hadn't chosen to go to a small college where teachers cared very much about the students, I would definitely flunked out. This community is located in a very rural part of Pennsylvania, and parents must to much to supplement a student's education. The town is fairly safe, but I would recommend that people choose a different place to live if they want their children to get a good education.


Posted July 21, 2008

Cameron County High School is a nice school to attend. The teachers care about their students, and want them to succeed. Cameron County is set in a small town, but being from a small town has its benefits. The small community has alot of spirit - you'll never see empty bleachers at the football field. There are decorated signs all over the town, and special parades to encourage the local sports teams to succeed. I also love the fact that children can walk to and home from school safely. And, you'd have to admit, there is something nice about being a part of a small class - individualized instruction, more materials available for students, and the personal relationships that teachers from with students, and students form with other students. As a teacher today, I wouldn't hesitate to send my own children to CCHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2008

Cameron County High School is not even adequate, at best. I attended CCHS my entire high school career and was a top student. I was aware in high school that CCHS was not preparing me for college and thank goodness for my foresight! I am a hard worker and without my drive I would have tanked thanks to the poor education I received. I really pity the people who went to college believing that CCHS had properly prepared them and that they would be entering on the same level as their peers. It is not the teachers (for the most part), the administration is useless when it comes to making the needed revisions in the education process. Not to mention, the administration makes poor decisions all around. I would highly discourage anyone from moving into this school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

Cameron County High School is a great school to attend. The school has great teachers that are willing to help a student learn the material needed to pass the class. I recommend Physics with Mr. Welch. He is a brillant guy and an amazing teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

Cameron County High School Sucks! I also went there and the teachers are horrible, except for a few, the people that are in charge and run the school dont care about the student's education, and nobody knows what they are doing. It's a mess. Don't even think about moving to Cameron County period. Well at least dont send your children to the school district in Cameron County. Cameron County is beat.


Posted November 5, 2007

Having graduated CCHS several years ago, I've concluded that my education there was of the highest quality. While at CCHS, I made friends with many of my instructors. Though I may not have necessarily been the best student, I typically found that the teachers were more than willing to assist me in any way possible to succeed. During college, I found my Cameron County education to be a prosperous one. CCHS offers many benefits to students. The small population of Cameron County sets the scene for more personal instruction, easier transit options and a closer community. In conclusion, CCHS offers about the best education available.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
63%
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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
50%
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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students75%
Female70%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female73%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female57%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female63%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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

Math

All Students49%
Female57%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female71%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female95%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Woodland Ave
Emporium, PA 15834
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