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Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School

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Posted December 9, 2009

I was part of the class of '07...best class from HH. I wouldnt change a thing about HH...it is the best school and helped me so much. I was not a student looking to go to college...i had a dream that I wanted to do for a living and the staff at HH never looked down on that...they pussed me to keep great grades and also help in my dream. The support in and out of the class room is amazing at HH, and any kid is lucky to be apart of it. GO HATTERS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

Very happy with this school. Felt that they prepared my kids really well for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

The school is great, teachers are awesome. Even the principal Mr. Williams is cool. he always takes time to talk to you and see how things are going. I was having a problem with in a class one time and I went down to see him -- he was crazy busy. But, he stopped what he was doing and spent lke 15 minutes talking to me about how to deal with it. The students love him.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2007

The education this school provided was absolutely amazing. In my experience, the teachers made a great effort to have a close student-teacher relationship in order to help students go above and beyond their potential.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2006

I attended this school. It was excellent for learning. And my first year in H-H i achieved straight A's. Proof that with caring and dedicated teachers every student can achieve great things. The music department is beyond superior-if your child is into the arts-this school is the place to be. Parents are invited to come in anytime to discuss their children's education-with a very open and supportive staff and administation. The current principle is even a graduate of the school. Safety is something that i never worried about in school--it was a very safe enviroment. I am looking to move back into the school district to have my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2006

This school is absolutely wonderful. The teachers are top-notch, dedicated, and innovative in their teaching approaches. The extracurricular activites are some of the best in the country, with award winning music programs and a state of the art theatre facility, students who choose to work in the arts receive training that is truly semi-professional. The sport facilities are also incredible, with a modern indoor gym and large, fairly new stadium complete with full size locker rooms. This school has it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

I've went to that school and it was a poor environment to learn in another school district might be a better option.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 13, 2005

This school has good academic programs and a great choice of extracurricular activities. Great teacher/student involvement in school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2005

This school has a wide range of academic, as well as, athletic programs and encourages children to be involved in as many activities as they want. There is a huge emphasis on the accelerated program and in excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Great teachers, great technology support for the students. Lots of parental involvement in great academic programs. A wide variety of extracurriculr activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 17, 2005

One of the best schools I've seen. They have excellent parent participation and they have excellent opportunities for the students.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

369 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

372 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black52%
Asian76%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Black52%
Asian79%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female43%
Male53%
Black20%
Asian65%
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Black86%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 84% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 6% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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899 Horsham Rd
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215) 420-5500

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