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Kittanning Senior High School

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Posted September 3, 2014

Having went to over half a dozen different schools before graduating, I think I have something to offer here. Don't get me wrong. I really liked this school. Some of the nicest kids I knew growing up went here. But, with that said, I also have to call a spade a spade. Some of the meanest kids I grew up around also went here. I simply cannot look past the 5 years where I was bullied by over 20 different people - nearly all of of whom went to this school. On and off school property, mostly off, these bullies inflicted pain upon me which nobody should ever have to endure. Not just verbal "picking", which was a daily thing. If you dared to stand up for yourself, you were made an example of. You were ganged up on or beaten quite viciously. Yes, I've been beaten to the point of being bloody and had broken bones. Oddly enough, some of these same people are teachers now. Pennsylvania is way behind the times compared to other states when it comes to bullying. KSHS is a perfect example of this. The policies are vague, general and watered down. They are mocked, and it shows because nobody takes them seriously. Once I started going to school in other states, my life improved tenfold.


Posted March 27, 2014

Why is the school allowing Bullying of the students. They need to protect them and not let them get bullied.


Posted March 27, 2014

They need to take bullying a bit more seriously,being harassed is mental abuse and should be treated as any other abuse
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Kittanning Senior High School is such a wonderful place, I cannot wait to go there again after I leave at 2:20pm. It has controlled my life for about two years now, I love most of my teachers since the classes are very easy, even though I'm in more advanced classes, the classes still seem pretty moderate. There are cliques however, if you're poor, usually you're an outcast, if you're rich, you get used. You are most popular when you have something to offer, after that, you're nothing. That's only the half of it, people can be mean, but for the most part the older kids only say stuff behind your back, not too your face. The younger kids get more cocky and more arrogant I think. They are pretty horrible. I personally haven't really been ridiculed at least face to face, as long as you stay on pretty good terms with the important people and smell good and not look gross you'll be fine. I'm not saying this is the best school out there for everyone but it has nice people if you look hard enough, and the teachers do care about the students, also the pride we have in our football is great, I'm nervous for the combining of us and ford city since we're rivals and all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2009

I think that kittanning high school is a great school there are a lot of achidemics and a lot of people there to make friends with but if your the type of kid that just wants to fight i would stay back because there are kids there who know how to fight and will do it some kids can be pretty mean but as long as you keep your head straight and you get along with people you wont have any problem making friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

students can be pretty mean. not alot of mixed races. not bad acdemics
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

I am not sure KSHS is the best it could be. I am looking forward to the next few years to see if it improves after the recent retirees and new young teachers. I am hoping for some new teaching approaches and innovative ideas.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students64%
Female58%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female26%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 71%
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%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1200 Orr Ave
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: (724) 543-1591

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