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Susquehannock High School

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted June 21, 2012

Great school! Moved here for the schools and have not been disappointed! The staff is wonderful, even when your child has a hard time. I have three kids and one has trouble and the other does very well. Both were given the opportunity to excel. They both love it and we have been very happy with the environment the school provides. Both will be ready for college and what life experiences are next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

This is an excellent school and District, well managed with mostly excellent staff. Both my kids go there. They have the second lowest tax rate in York County, yet consistently deliver outstanding performance on just about every metric, as compared to other schools in the County (which spend much more on a $ per student basis) and the State, with plenty of opportunity to excell through honors, AP courses and College dual - enrollment. Serious students are well prepared to excell in College. They have a good variety of varsity and extracurricular activities and have acheived a substantial amount of accolades at the State level particularly for a school of this modest size. The facilities are not elaborate but are very clean and well-maintained
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

I am an SHS alumni, and I have to say that unless things have changed, when I went on to Penn State, I didn't learn anything NEW in college until my senior year. I felt BEYOND prepared for college. I write for my current job, and the skills I learned from the English department are carried with me on a daily basis, 12 years later. If you're a parent considering moving to this school district, you will not (or should not) be disappointed.


Posted October 8, 2009

Susky is a slightly above average high school. It is far too easy to get straight A's without doing any work or learning anything even in the so-called honors and AP courses. The guidance department is probably one of the worst in the nation. The athletics, on the other hand, are top notch, if high school sports is what's important later in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

Not much of a choice in selecting which high school to attend. The principal seems to be very good and very open to 'all' students and parents. The guidance counselors are awesome. The curriculum is very good. The problem in this school is many of the students and at least one teacher that I know of make racist remarks and allow inappropriate conversations in classrooms that could lead to bigger problems. The principal handles situations promptly but something more should be done so that it doesn't keep reoccurring. The zero tolerance should be more strictly enforced. My child has done quite well curriculum-wise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I loved Susquehannock! It prepared me well for college and some of my best memories occured here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

My child attended Susquehannock for two years until I finally pulled her out. The teachers were entirely ineffectual and the courses were on the level of an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Susquehanna High School is a great school, my daughter goes there she is in the 11th grade. And we were thinking about moving to Maryland being closer to my husbands and my job, and she just threw a fit about it. She loves the school, she absolutely loves the teachers there also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

I think this school is very good. I go there and I would send my kids and grandchildren there. I love that school. If I was given the choice to go to a different school I wouldnt. I have gotten a very well rounded education from Susquehannock and I dont think I could get a better education from any other school in the county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2006

My children attend this school. It's a typical HS with one exception: the school board. There is no Christian forgiveness present whatsoever with the Board. Zero tolerance equals no education in Southern York County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

SHS appears to be a very clean and well maintained school. The staff frequently take extra time to work with individual students needing help or guidance. The parents at Susquehannock are a key part in the success of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

susquehannock is a great school. the staff is excellent, well educated, supportive and really love their jobs. the athletics are outstanding and the kids really take what they are doing seriously. the music department is great as well and has won many awards. the extra clubs are great as well and there is something for everyone. the choice of academics is great...but the teachers really expect alot from all levels of their students. its a great choice for anyone considering it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

The school is phenonimal. The athletics are some of the best in the county. The teachers really care about every student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

Great school! Very dedicated staff, particularly the guidance department!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

SHS is a great school for new students. This school has excellent academic programs and has many ellectives to choose from. SHS' sports teams are about this best in the state. This school is great and if you are looking for a school, be sure to check into SHS(Susquehannock High School). This school district is also great(SYC- Sounthern York County).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 2, 2005

My daughter has been in the SYC school district from the beginning and I have to say that as she enters into her junior year, I have no complaints. There is a great push for parental involvement and their are many opportunities for the students to participate in the arts and sports. The curriculum prepares them for college life. As the mother of a high school student, I feel very comfortable with the administration as far as feeling free to voice my concerns or to ask questions. Drugs and alcohol use is present among the study body like many other high schools; however, the 'zero tolerance' rule is deeply in effect here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

Overall, I feel Susquehannock is a nice school. It has plenty of teachers and it is clean. Most of the teachers are well-educated and extracurricular activites are plentiful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2004

I feel that the coarses and teachers prepared me very well for college coarse work and beyond.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 14, 2003

this school is a very bad school


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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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 93% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3280 Fissels Church Rd
Glen Rock, PA 17327
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