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Girard High School

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Posted May 13, 2012

Girard high school is a descent average high school. The teachers are okay, the other students are okay, not to many drugs or alcohol issue, rarely ever fights. Curriculum and extra curricular activities are pretty good! Its an overall descent school to go to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2011

after going to the 44 ranked high school in the nation Arcadia high school California at the time when i graduated i can see my first two years of my high school career in Girard were wasted. Girard is a two star school the teachers don't care they're only there for the title of the job and a easy job, the teachers are quicker to write you up than figure out the problems with students, no wonder suicide rates among students here isn't uncommon. i didn't even know the difference between a university and a college when i went to Girard needless to say they don't even tell you what either a university or a college looks for in your grades when colleges are choosing to accept you. Good luck future students do well in school please because there also isn't a Coummity college in erie to catch you if you fall behide in Girard awful school system
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

oh my gosh! i love girard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

this is a great school....i went here , my mom went here, my son is here in 10th grade and my cousins went here.Always was a good school and still is, there are high quality teachers, clean facilities and a wide variety of activites.School is small with only 616 kids so everyone knows each other.Needs more security, but overall a good place to go to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

While it may not have been considered a great school previously, I really believe it is a great school now. They offer all kinds of activities (and have never once threatened to cut the arts), the facilities are above average, and the teachers are first rate. The parents may not all be involved, but the ones that are are really nice to work with. I've been highly successful since graduation, and I feel Girard very well prepared me for college, and for life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2004

Great students and teachers but is going into block sched. and that might not be so good.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
80%
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%
Female69%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female45%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female98%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1135 Lake St
Girard, PA 16417
Phone: (814) 774-5607

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