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Mapletown Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 296 students

 
 

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Posted June 21, 2014

My first year at Mapletown wasn't exactly all I thought it was going to be. The teachers have they're favorites and if they don't like you, it's gonna be a rough year. I've seen girls cuss teachers out, and threaten to hit them . There's been a good bit of fights. The drama is just unbearable that's all you ever hear from the girls. The same with bullying it's pretty bad there and the teachers don't do much. The good isn't all that good unless you like chicken. There isn't a real punishment if you don't get your homework/class work done. Half of the kids on my bus you'd see smoking before they get on. You can skip classes or leave classes like its nothing. It's just bad what's happening to Mapletown wish it'd get better soon:(.


Posted April 22, 2014

The Mapletown School is full of problems. My daughter is a recent valedictorian and has been struggling in college due to the lack of instruction at Mapletown. She made straight A's all thru school and had a very low SAT score due to the lack of available curriculum. My other daughter is now cyber schooled due to being bullied, first by a pair of teachers at Bobtown Elementary, and later by students at the high school. How can the district stop bulling when the teachers are bullies too? There are teachers at the high school who are not even real teachers, some do not have a teaching degree or appropriate certifications, only emergency certification. They are hired solely on the fact they have a relative on the school board or a friend of the superintendent, while other more qualified candidates do not get hired. Most parents do not care about there kids education, only that they graduate. I know how bad our school is more than most as my wife has been a teacher there for 7 years. Kids fail to complete assignments, or turn them in 3 months late and she is told to pass them. They are so worried about losing their funding the whole curriculum is studying for the PSSA's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

Mapletown Does Everything They Can With The Funds Provided, The Staff Is Friendly, The Teachers Are Understading, And They Do Everything in their power to make sure that their students are making healthy choices, They cannot cntrol all of the childs decisions so they educate them to make smart decisions I Love my school....
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

Mapletown is the poster child for what is wrong with the education system in this country. The students are basically asked to show up and not much else. The same could be said of the teachers. Aside from a handful of teachers that are about to retire, most teachers leave within a year or two of being hired. As can be discrened from taking a look at the test scores of this school, there isn't much learning going on. Most of the computers i n the computer lab are btroken, the library is in shambles, and overall the schools facilities make the sports facilities look bad. Add to that the fact of rampant drug use among students and one can discern that no parent should knowingly place their child in such a bad situation. This school will in no way prepare any child for college. I implore all parents to think.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students68%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female82%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
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

Math

All Students46%
Female56%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female82%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female53%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female77%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female24%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female91%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 71%
Black 4% 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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1000 Mapletown Rd
Greensboro, PA 15338
Phone: (724) 943-3401

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