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Freedom Area Senior High School

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4 stars

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Posted February 11, 2012

I am curently a senior at Freedom and I absolutely love gong to school there. The school is a very reasonable size, I have about 150 kids in my graduating class, the sports are pretty good, there are about 3 teams every year that win section titles, and the academics are excellent! At Freedom every student gets a laptop assigned to them that they can use in class, take home, and do and save homework on. There are honors-level courses in every subject, including AP classes and College-in-High School, this is where a college class is taught by your high school teacher as a normal class but you get college credits through the Community College of Beaver County. I personally have taken honors classes and a also four College-in-High School classes giving me 12 college credits with my graduation of high school. At Freedom there are many clubs and activities to be involved in such as Word Affairs Club, Ski Club, Pep Club, the Big Red Marching Band-who (with a quarter of the student body) always puts-on an amazing half-time show, Rifle Club, DECA-who always has multiple state competition qualifiers every year, and Drama Club-who wins numerous Mancini Awards and will never disappoint you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

Though Freedom is making strides ahead of the rest of the educational system under the heralding of its principal, it still lacks in having acoss the board quality and confidence in its student organization as well as parent participation. However, I do admit, seeing that the Bulldog Express Newspaper switched to an actual newspaper format was very pleasent. The refreshing all-color yearbook and the always cool Big Red Band are other well-organized and handled clubs. The drama club was good once, but lately they have taken to doing risky shows, and they have taken a beating because of it. I do highly recommend Freedom for its academics though, my only desire is to see growth in student numbers and participation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 12, 2007

This is a very good school. It has something for everyone, in sports and academics. The sports are not the greatest but they are improving every year. I love Freedom I would never leave it.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
95%
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%
Female76%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 71%
Black 3% 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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1190 Bulldog Dr
Freedom, PA 15042
Phone: (724) 775-7400

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