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Northwest PA Collegiate Academy

Public | 9-12 | 872 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted October 28, 2009

It is a wonderful school. The teachers are so helpful. I have never seen anything like this before in a public school where the teachers and the administration is so committed to the students successs. We were thinking of sending our daughter out of the city for high school, but this is far far better than any private or public school that I have seen. Good luck collegiate. Parent of a ninth grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

It's a really good school and everyone is there to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2008

i would say that this school is overall amazing! the teachers are incredible and the adminstration is very down to earth. at npca you have so many different classes you can barely decided what to take. and the guidance counselors really help you get into the school of your choice. the only thing that i do not care for about the school is that it has no sports. as an athlete i find it hard to go to one school and play for another. the school district says athletes miss nothing by going to npca but as an athlete i have never been to a pep rally and i miss the school spirit that i and had in junior high. as an athlete it is disheartening to see how much the school cares about theatre and the arts but it really does not care about athletes at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

all around great school with good teachers atmosphere and can lead you to a good future
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2007

This school is absolutely amazing. It is a great school to attend. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2006

This is one of the best schools in the Erie PA District...
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2005

I'm actually a teacher, not a parent. This is a fantastic school. The teachers are dedicated, the students are interested in learning, well behaved, and the administration is extremely supportive. It is a great education, as well as a great place to go to school. As for sports, the students participate on teams from the other 3 city high schools (or county schools if they're from another district). There is a great Intramural sports program (headed by me, so I'm somewhat biased!), as well as lots of different activities for the students to choose from. Our Academic Decathalon team won first place at Nationals for the 'small schools' division last year, and is a great source of pride for the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2004

This school changed my life. I had bad experiences at 2 previous schools, and this school just made me enjoy going! Friendly people, friendly teachers, and they care. It rocks!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

This is the absolutely best school I know of. My daughter graduated from here last year and had her choice of colleges and scholarships. She was eventually awarded a $60,000 scholarship at the school of her choice. My son is in the tenth grade here also. I can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

206 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic91%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic100%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic55%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 8%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2825 State St
Erie, PA 16508
Phone: (814) 874-6300

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