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Lackawanna Trail Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 521 students

 
 

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Posted March 7, 2013

I am a previous student. I had an A-B average until ninth grade. I came across an algebra teacher whose teaching techniques did not work well with my learning style. I requested another class. I was denied. I fell behind in my classes and graduated late. I graduated by taking a college algebra course and received an A. Many intelligent students (including a previous (valedictorian) will attest to the fact that if you are not naturally brilliant, you will be "overlooked." There are a few exceptional teachers and many substandard. The leadership is lacking and I can guarantee (I came from a multi-generational "trail family") if your last name is not one of their well-loved, you may find success will not come as easily. Hard work is always essential in a successful school career, However, in Lackawanna Trail, if you struggle and request assistance, it will not be met in a nurturing manner. The "problem" always stems from the student in this facility. Take extreme consideration in choosing to send your child to this substandard learning institution. My children do and will continue to attend blue ribbon schools. The lack of support I endured will not continue.


Posted April 17, 2010

The small size, personal attention from faculty and staff, caring teachers, excellent music program and more!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
77%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female56%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
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 99% 71%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Tunnel Hill Rd R.D.1
Factoryville, PA 18419
Phone: (570) 945-5181

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