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Chartiers-Houston Junior-Senior High School

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Posted May 9, 2012

This is a great school with highly trained and very professional teachers and staff members. There is a lot of school pride in the Community which translates into Academic and Athletic accomplishments. Contrary to what a minority of people think, Academics are first and foremost in this District. There has never been an Academic program brought to the attention of the board which was denied funding or support.


Posted May 6, 2011

My daughter attends here we picked this school because it is small. I am sorry to say that we are not happy here. There seems to be a double standard for those that are in sports. Academics let alot to be desired. Looking back i would have done things differently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

This is a good school! The Teachers and Students are all very friendly and help one another. The only thing is that they spend a little bit more time on sports like wrestling and football, than they should. They should be spending more time on academics and getting our PSSA's scores up! After all, education is the most important thing, sports come after! I feel like the people running this school are biased and care more about what they like and want then what is better for the students.


Posted April 29, 2011

I attended the Chartiers Houston High School Spring Concert last night. It was fabulous!! Only one thing was not good, I would like to know where were all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and etc.? I felt so bad for all the students who has worked so hard to be a part of the band. The auditorium was almost empty. Shame on you....


Posted April 19, 2010

My child works hard for his grades. School does not come easy for him and the district offers little support for students that struggle. Teachers here do not have patience for struggling kids. I have seen it with my child and I have seen other parents go through the same thing. Wake up teachers and administratioin...this is not productive for anyone. We need to focus on being a more productive school for all the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

This school district exceeds the basic expectations, is educationally sound, and the performance levels are high expecially in writing. Just take a look at the PSSA scores. I disagree with most of the reviews listed in this web site. I transferred my 7th grade son to this school district October, 2007. The staff and students welcomed him with open arms and was extremely helpful with the transition. Kudos to the 7th grade team who has provided a challenging and positive experience focusing on good self-esteem. The entire school district is growing considerably producing a higher tax base. This provides for more programs and opportunities for the students. There is no air conditioning but talks of installing a system soon. The district has a good fund balance to work with so this is not out of the question. Not a lot of bullying. My son now loves this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

This is our second year here. We picked this district because we knew there was alot of parent involvement here and the school is very big on sports. too bad they are not as focused on academics as they are sports. We are currently looking into private schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

My children transferred to this school and I will tell you this that it has alot of cleaning out to do. The parents of this district are very involved with their kids, which is so awesome, but teaching here lets a lot to be desired. Not run very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This school sure does not show me anything to write good about it. They put in a new footbasll field whish had to have artifical turf..yet walking in the school this year it has been so hot the kids are walking around with sweat pouring down their face. Now tell me how can these kids learn when it is that hot and the teachers refuse to let them carry water bottles in the classroom. Give me a break. But we do have a nice looking field!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

This school has alot to be desired. I have a child that attends school there and I am looking for alternative schooling, what does tell you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

Parent involvement is strong and active. Most grade levels have 100 students, tops, in them, and the younger students are pretty segregated from the older ones. I have nothing but good to say about the 7th grade teachers- they make the children strive for success. Their chorus/vocal ensemble often wins awards. Their annual school play is a community legend. There is boys & girls soccer, track, and basketball available along with boy's wrestling, and football.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students82%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female97%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female83%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female37%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2050 West Pk St
Houston, PA 15342
Phone: (724) 745-3350

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