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West Allegheny Senior High School

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3 stars

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Posted December 6, 2013

My time at West Allegheny was great. I feel I was prepared to move on and succeed in college.


Posted October 13, 2011

West Allegheny has been my daughter's school since kindergarten. We have had nothing but a positive experience throughout her eleven years in the district. Each elementary school has a swimming pool which allows children to learn to swim when they should and not wait until high school. The middle school program addresses the changes and challenges of the children growing into young adults blended well with academic studies. The high school program offers several college prep classes and numerous extra curricular activities for varied interest. I find the staff and administration knowledgeable and engaged in my daughter's education. The facilities have recently been renovated and upgraded. The only fault I have with the district is they need to contain costs so our property taxes do not continue to increase. submitted by maw
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

West A allows student to thrive and tends to forget about those who do not. Many teachers are ignorant to the fact that each student learns differently. However, select teachers are outstanding. Over all, the school in general does not have good facilities, i.e., bathrooms with stall doors, poor auditorium seating, unhealthy lunch choices, etc. Prior experiences with this school have me gravely concerned to the point where I am sending my child to study elsewhere. West A does not offer the proper cirriculum for my child, i.e., Art. The Art Program at West A has their two, talented, teachers having to buy certain materials every five years and unforuntately having the students use little to none of the materials. The Academics are a positive when looking at the school. However, the school does not evaluate a child's needs.
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Posted April 24, 2007

My daughter is a senior this year and I feel she has received a great education at WA schools. We did spend one year away from WA district but chose to come back. My daughter is a dedicated student and very focused. The school could use more help in guidance as one senior counselor is not enough for over 200 college bound students. The one we have is fabulous but overworked! I have been very happy with the office administration and overall experience at this school. More parent involvement would be great. There are only a select few of parents that have a significant presence.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female39%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
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 2% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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205 West Allegheny Rd
Imperial, PA 15126
Phone: (724) 695-5245

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