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Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School

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Posted July 24, 2013

I am highly impressed with this school. I have had three students attend, and all three of my kids have flourished there. Teachers have been fantastic (except 1) and the administration has been first rate. When my child received a concussion while playing soccer, the school was FIRST RATE at working with her. I cannot recommend this school enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

I disagree with the part that complains about the rules. Rules are important and they are not ridiculous. I guess he or she likes13 and 14 year old girls to wear revealing clothing or turn in work late. This school offers honor courses, Latin, and even anatomy. Yes there are 1 or 2 teachers that are not the best, but that is everywhere. However, the majority are fabulous teachers that care for the kids. Their marching band is better than most high school bands and they always have professional quality drama productions in junior high. I highly recommend this school district. I came from Maryland where the schools were not the same. My daughter was behind in 1st grade in Hollidaysburg because she couldn't read. I had 2 girls go to Hollidaysburg Junior high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

My child attends this particular school. I am in no way impressed. The staff is extremely rude and not willing to talk to parents when needed. The rules are ridiculous. The kids cannot even go to school and have a good day. They are constantly disciplined for nothing. The dean at the school is the rudest person there. He does not respect the wishes of the parents what so ever. Almost every staff member at that school talks down to these children. And they wonder why a lot of kids are being home schooled now. Very bad school district. They do not care about anything but themselves and money!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am a current eighth grader at Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School and it is great. There is a lot of extracurricular activities including sports' teams. Our team is the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers. There is also a MathCounts team and a scholastic trivia team. There are plenty of chances for your student to excel in both sports and academics. There is a group of elite students in the school who belong to the National Junior Honor Society which does service projects for the school and the community. In ninth grade any student passing English in eighth grade has the chance to choose to take a foreign language. The languages are Spanish, French, German, and Latin. If you are considering enrolling your student in Hollidaysburg then I would advise you to choose this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

this school is the best. My kids learn alot and they had fun at the schools. they went to frankstown and the teachers there were nice. None of the teachers were mean i will tell everyone to go to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

Ive been very impressed with the help my kids have recieved..this school has gone the distance with my children..the only problem I have is the kids are not held responsible for their work..they are given to much time to turn in late or incomplete assignments..
—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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

264 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
66%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
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 95% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Hewit St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Phone: (814) 695-4426

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