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Huntingdon Area Senior High School

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Posted January 4, 2011

ITS AMAZING!!!! I LOVE IT AND ALL MY FRIENDS GO THERE! I WISH I COULD GO THERE!


Posted January 4, 2010

New technology seems to be the most important thing. Last year, I believe, we just received new Macbooks. Huntingdon Area High School has had plenty of working and good condition laptops. Also, the newer teachers do what the other teachers do. They teach us diversity, yet the newer teachers show no diversity when it comes to their teaching method. New ones look how the old ones do it. Books... Most of them are old. Ratty, even. Like previously stated, money is spent on technology rather than a more useful book.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2004

I am an alum of HAHS...5 years removed. Having been subjected to the rigors of the 'real world', I have found that HAHS has provided me with a solid foundation for life after high school. Baised during my years as a student there, I now find myself capale of submitting a more objective opinion. However, I still maintain that there does not exist a higher quality school within the area.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%

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

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female37%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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 94% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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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2400 Cassady Ave
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: (814) 643-1080

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