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Western Beaver Co Junior-Senior High School

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Posted September 11, 2013

My school is outstanding. As I have seen thru the 53 years in existence many classmates young and old have gone through the halls learning and growing with knowledge and friendships everlasting .Everyone knows everyone including teachers as they come and go on their journeys. Many have become professional and successful in their lives. We were not numbers but people challenging each other scholastically and athletics are a part of our growing. It always remains on how you use the education you gained not what you learned. Many scholars go no where if they do not use their knowledge proficiently. I have spoken to classmates who graduated before me and after me and know we are proud of our Alma Mater and glad we grew up at a fun place with great memories. We all grew up together and assisted each other in learning how to succeed in school .We had high spirits and lots of challenges in building Western Beaver to what it is today. Being a new High School gave us the ability to rise above all others as a highly spirited High School without a lot of sports.


Posted July 5, 2013

Its a nice school...the teachers are nice for the most part. the problems are drugs, alcohol, sex temptation, and bullies. PSSA test scores are high on average and grades on report cards are normally great. A lot of people chew during school and every once in a while show up with a hang over. The principal and the vice principal are nice and great school leaders. While there are bad influences and bullies, there are also a bunch of nice, great people. Lunches aren't that bad either.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2010

I recently graduated from Western Beaver High and would recommend my alma mater to any parents searching for a great school district. I was never pressured with drugs or violence and i feel growing up in western beaver made me the role model i feel i am today. GO Beavers!


Posted July 14, 2010

My children have graduated from Western Beaver within the last few years and have been accepted and attend universities with rigorous programs. They learned more than just the academics from the staff at Western Beaver. They learned to take pride in their work, reach for higher goals, and were challenged to go beyond the basics. Even though the offering of AP and other higher level courses was limited due to size of the school, my children obviously received an education which prepared them for success in higher education and the job market.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

Western Beaver High School is all around average. If you're looking for a school that has excellent academics and extracurricular activities keep looking, however, for it's size the school is decent. It does not offer any courses in SAT prep. If you're moving to get your children into a good district, skip over this one. If you fall in love with a house within the district, it will probably be adequate. All school buildings are having ceiling tiles replaced and new lighting put in. Lockers and gymnasium are both relatively new.(Within 3 years) Some test scores are below the state average. Overall, there are far better schools within 20 minutes of this district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2005

It is a great school and the teachers and staff are wonderful. I really enjoy attending it.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

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 Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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 Students91%
Female100%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female93%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female100%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female38%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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 97% 71%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Industry, PA 15052
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