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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology High School

Public | 9-12 | 386 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2008

This school makes me so proud to be apart of the Harrisburg school district. Also known as sci-tech high school, this learning institute goes above and beyond. I am a soon to be Alumni and I am confident to go on to the collegiate level. Sci-tech high has not been established for very long but in the years it has been, it has excelled in academics, raised the rate of students graduating and going to college and gave the college bound students of harrisburg schools a place that focuses on getting students ready for college.
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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
100%
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%
Female63%
Male88%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male80%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female35%
Male48%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
Black98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 70% 15%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
White 5% 71%
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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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215 Market St
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 703-1900

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