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Heights Terrace El/Middle School

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Posted October 30, 2012

Well i use to go heights terrace and its awsome they have a pool and 2 playgrounds and the teachers are super nice i love that school i cant beleive its rated 3 out of 10 :p


Posted November 11, 2011

an elementary school with a metal detector?? are you serious?? yea this is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I agree with the person below me. They worry more about the dress code than to teach the students. They have more pep-rallies and tournaments than they worry about their academic level. Wonder why there academic level is below state priority. I would not recommend students to be sent to this school! My daughter had a 70 since the teacher did not teach them at all and would stay in the bathroom for half of the period. I strongly disagree with the way this school handles it's academics and thats why my daughter is doing better this year since i pulled her out of there while she was there.


Posted July 18, 2006

Heights Terrace is a diverse school. It's student population reflects todays society. The teachers, principals, and staff are compassionate. They provide the students with a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
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 73% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%

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 77% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
68%
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 80% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners19%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learners55%

Reading

All Students49%
Female51%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learners9%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners19%

Reading

All Students44%
Female51%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners19%

Writing

All Students58%
Female71%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners40%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learners42%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learners21%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learners17%
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 Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners24%

Science

All Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners5%

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learners23%
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
Hispanic 64% 9%
White 30% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
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Phone: (570) 459-3111

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