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Line Mountain Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 566 students

 
 

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Posted April 28, 2010

line mountain school district cares about sports more than their academics, although it has gotten better in the last two years thanks to recent changes inadministration. For years a previous principal had been telling the art programs that they would probably be discontinued. The school board wanted to get rid of all the art and music programs a couple years back its absurd, now what has more to do with education, athletics or academically credited art programs. Also the fairness of previous administration was questioned many students were recieving unfair treatment compared to others to the point that a previous principal was not supposed to dicipline because their fairness was questionable. Line Mountain has a great academic program and academically driven students advance and progress smoothly and far in life, but don't they anywhere? but check the school websight it says on the very top 'where fairness is not always equal' or somthing to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

While it's size limits the diversity of its class selection, the teachers at Line Mountain truly go out of their way to help their students succeed . Line Mountain is, however, plagued by problems of discipline and respect. Teachers and administrators feel more comfortable telling alumni to remove their hats within the building than telling a student to stop sending text messages or using foul language during class, and disciplinary actions taken by the school are, often, ineffective for repeat offenders. In their effort to be compassionate, sometimes the school lets itself be taken advantage of by its students. Athletically, Line Mountain strives to acknowledge all student athletes and promote school pride and unity through supporting all extracurricular activities. Ultimately, Line Mountain is a great place for motivated students with a desire to succeed, but not for those with disciplinary issues.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2009

My son loved this school changed his life for the better!!!! you would be a fool to let your son or daughter go to shamokin or shick or uda
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female89%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students79%
Female90%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female96%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female68%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female98%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
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 Students68%
Female58%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female42%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female98%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 98% 71%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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187 Line Mountain Rd
Herndon, PA 17830
Phone: (570) 758-2011

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