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Greensburg-Salem High School

Public | 9-12 | 943 students

 
 

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Posted April 16, 2008

Greensburg Salem offers an amazing education. As a GIEP student, I provided with amazing class choices. But just because I am in the gifted program does not make me different. Every student in Greesburg Salem receives an amazing education from our schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

this school is a good place to communicate and have friends.Also good education and nice teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2006

I usted to attend greensburg salem and I would have to say that I loved going there. There was great parental involvment and the teachers were friendly. There is also a large amount of school pride.... The football team is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2006

I am a recent alumn of GS and I have to say, there is no other high school I would've attended. Student invovlement, in my opinion, was amazing--if a student wasn't on a team or in a show, chances were, he was sitting in the stands or audience, cheering his classmates on. The only problem I had was with scheduling. It was difficult to be involved in AP classes and electives connected to extracurriculars. But, the teachers were more than willing to accomodate in any way they could. I loved GS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2006

Very good schooling and good extracuricular envolvement. High scoring on PSSA and IOWA tests and good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2006

Good programs, nice environment, plenty of extracurricular activities, parents not exceptionally involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 24, 2005

This school offers a variety of courses and the majority of teachers show a personal interest in the students. Extra curriculum is offered and encouraged and the school is always well represented at local and state levels. Parents are encouraged to support and be involved in thier child's school work and counselors and staff are available for conferences upon request.The school is also well represented when it comes to sports and the arts. The football and basketball teams are well represented as well as their debate team. Music is also a major part of this schools curriculum. Compared to the other schools located in Westmoreland, Greensburg holds it's own and then some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

The academic programs are good. Extracurricular activities are widely available. The level of parent involvement is at a good level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

I attended Greensburg Salem from kindergarden to graduation. The teachers are wonderful, the students friendly. The only problem I have seen with the school is its lack of concern for the graduating classes. As a senior I watched many intelligent people drop out of school due for various reasons concerning credits. Again, I watch someone dear to me finish out his senior year with enough credits to graduate yet he will not be able to attend his graduation because of a failed history course from his freshman year. I do not feel that the administration does enough to help students, to encourage them, to push them towards graduation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 6, 2004

As a student at greesnsburg Salem, I think that this is an excelent school. The teachers are kind, The students are smart, the foot bal team is the best( to me. Go GS Lions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2004

This school often receives bad press and a bad reputation for discplinary issues. As an alumni, I would have to say that the poor reputation is not at all deserved. The school boasts good diversity for the area, and performs very well in light of economic issues. They are consistently in the top of the county, behind only the most wealthy disctrict or two. Another great thing about Greensburg Salem is its sense of pride. It seems GS doesn't suffer the typcial apathetic student body that many high schools do. Their student body is proud, community-oriented, and is resilient in the face of tragedy and adversity. The students are proud of their traditions and ambitious to achieve beyond GS.
—Submitted by a former 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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
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 88% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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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Greensburg, PA 15601
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