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Indiana Area Junior High School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 627 students

 
 

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Posted March 30, 2005

Excellent school. Two of my children went there and I was very impressed with the teachers, administration, sports, and student responsibility level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2004

My school is being renovated right now (2004) and it hasn't been easy. I think the reason it has been such a shock is the fact my school was so great prior to the renovation. After three years in the Junior High school I can say that it has taught me what hard work really is, especially in ninth grade. I've learned so much information that I can use in daily life it's rather mindboggling. The school has strict rules that keep us in line, even if they seem annoying at times. The only thing I would improve about the school is the Health Education. We don't have health class in the eighth grade and I feel that this is important. Other then that the school has been supportive and I hope it can stay this way.
—Submitted by a 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female95%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 89% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 4% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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245 North 5th St
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 463-8568

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