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Susquehanna Twp High School

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3 stars

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Posted January 25, 2005

As an employee of the h.s. i can assure we are an unsafe school.there is no discipline with the administration. teachers are subject to verbal and physical abuse. i am sorry my child goes to susquehanna. if anyone has young children , move now.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 24, 2005

I am sorry to say, if I knew what this school was before I moved into this township, I would never have moved here. This school has alot of discapline problems, kids are out of control, disrespectful to the teachers and there mentors. Fights in the lunchroom, drug issues, and death threats to faculty. The sad part is the kids that are trying to make it have it twice as hard to try to keep there minds on what really counts and that is a good and safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2003

Teachers have consistently commented on the diversity of the students and how well they all get along. (Jewish, Black, Asian, White). We're actually afraid to leave the district not knowing if we will find another district as fine as this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

Susquehanna is a fantastic school for a child. There are diversity days, which lets the children see that diffent nationalities is a good thing. The grading system there is different from any other school in the area. The system makes the children learn more and they expect more from them. In turn, the students push themselves harder to achieve a good grade. I would not want my son at any other school, including a private one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Susquehanna is an amazing school with a diverse student body that really prepares students for their futures.
—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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Black41%
Asian71%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black59%
Asian69%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Black18%
Asian46%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian79%
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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
Black 46% 15%
White 41% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 6% 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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3500 Elmerton Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 657-5117

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