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Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School

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4 stars

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Posted June 9, 2013

Great school, great teachers, great kids. We moved here from out of state and checked out all schools in the area. Greencastle won by far. There is a very close knit student body with a very high participation rate in extra curricular activities. Our kid has done very well in the school. The block scheduling (semester like classes) prepare them well for college. This is certainly a small town but we have quickly integrated in and feel at home here. The sports programs are also generally well coached. The middle school also does a great job preparing the kids for high school. The only knock is parental involvement in extracurricular stuff. While a lot of kids participate, it's always the same parents working the events and booster clubs. However, for us this is OK as we participate in our kids activities as much as we can and it keeps us in touch with the teachers, coaches, and most important, we know who are kid is hanging out with. The kids we have met are very respectful and treat us like we're one of the crew.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school district does not post its students' SAT scores, nor does it indicate how many students take the SAT. The guidance counselors could not tell me how the district follows up with its graduates. Very, very few students go on to more selective colleges. It is unclear how many students actually finish their post-secondary educations. There are no reported outcomes measures for the graduates. There is no measurement to gauge the quality of the education provided; the long term benefit. The PSSAs only compare students across PA. There is no effort to compare students across the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

We have been at this school for 3 years and have felt the benefits of the personal attention from staff and teachers. GAHS has an excellent career preparatory program There are internships and job shadowing opportunities available, plus AP courses and early-to-college classes. The music program is also excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

The strength of our school is the personal attention we can give to each student and the opportunities we create. Because we are small we get to know our students better than in a larger environment. We also have some innovative programs such as Early-to-College where seniors can take courses at nearby colleges which count toward high school graduation and give them a taste of college work. We also have extensive apprentice and internship opportunities available for qualified students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2005

I feel that Greencastle has great academic programs for my child to take. I also feel that she is getting a great education and this school really has prepared her for graduation this June. The music and art program is great also we have many opportunites to get our child involved. We have many sports to chose from and also our clubs offer alot too. The parent involvement is great you never have to be afraid to talk to a teacher about your son or daughter they are willing to help in any way possible and will also get your child a peer tutor if needed. This school is great and i believe your child will love it here and will get a great education.
—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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic64%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic73%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 91% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 South Ridge Ave
Greencastle, PA 17225
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