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Neshaminy High School

Public | 9-12 | 2710 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 22, 2014

This school is a good school. It boost kids to do better. It shows kids that they have a future no matter what anyone says. They just have to believe in themselves. I am a student and I love the acedemic support, and teacher sypport that they provide.


Posted May 29, 2014

Neshaminy is the best school I would not go anywhere else for school Neshaminy is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2013

A large school with a small close knit feel, IMO. It boasts an amazing drama and very competitive sports program. Many teachers here grew up in the district and many still live and send their kids here, too!


Posted January 17, 2010

I graduated from Neshaminy in 2007 and I made lots of friends and memories there. The students and staff are very nice and willing to help when necessary. They just did major rebuilding and renovation there, but I didn't get to see it because it completed in 2009. I would send my future children to Neshaminy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Neshaminy High School has a wonderful academic program for our students; a great staff. Students are able to develop their skills because of the extra-curricular offerings. The school recently added ninth graders to the school mix and I think that is very helpful to the ninth grade students. The community is overall very supportive of its high school and very proud of the students' and staff's accomplishments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Neshaminy High School is a very close knit school where the teachers go above and beyond to make sure that their students are getting the best education possible. They encourage them to get involved in sports and extra curricular activities as well as community service which teaches them to grow up to be well rounded individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They have an excellent curriculum, great sports teams, diverse activities and clubs, ratio of students that graduate further their education is high.


Posted January 16, 2009

While i attended Neshaminy High School i felt as though the school was under par. The minute i entered Drexel University for nursing i realized that Neshaminy taught me everything i needed to know for college, before college! I knew everything the teachers at Drexel were teaching me. In conclusion, Neshaminy is a wonderful school! They really have excellent teachers that teach well, most people (like me) won't realize this until college. Neshaminy Truly prepares there students for whatever lies ahead in their future. I am proud to have graduated from Neshaminy. (20 year old nursing student from drexel)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

this is a horrible school. the teachers are horrible and very rude to there students. Not all teachers are rude but most of them are. i would not send my kid there with what i see goes on
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

you'd need to attend the high school in order to get the 'behind the scenes' information. i agree with the last comment from the sophmore. i'm a rising senior now and there are probably about 5 teachers overall that are satisfactory. the rest need to go back to high school to fix their attitudes or retire early. The credit we get from our activites and performance in school is almost degrading and unrecognized. My sister that graduated this year participated in a varstiy sport for 2 years and was involved in many extracurricular activities and recieved only one award - perfect attendance. As for the cafeteria food, a Wawa drink that used to be 80 cents is not $1.10, while the same drink there is 85 cents. The prices have inflated a ridiculous price, that many of us leave lunch still with unsatisfied stomachs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2008

I am a sophomore who attends Neshaminy High School. I feel, at this school, I am just another number. No teachers care enough to help you, they are just there to be paid. I am a distinguished honors student and I compete in varsity sports. I feel I work my hardest to acheive my goals while other students simply cheat their way through high school. I feel that this school is unfair, and I am the one being cheated with my education. I feel like my parents tax dollars are not being spent well. I am sick of walking dark, over crowded halls. The new building is nice, however the air conditioner is already broken. Instead of spending our money on more useful items, we have plasma TVs in the cafeteria but no toilet paper in our restrooms. I would never send my children to 'Neshaminy Paradise'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

The new building is beautiful and has technology integrated into each classroom. The majority of teachers are excellent and genuinely care about their students. A positive atmosphere permeates the environment. The extracurriculars are unmatched. Art, music and athletics are superior. Excellent value for your tax dollar. Many AP classes with students going on to Ivy League and upper tier universities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

I believe that teachers call and keep in contact with parents. I find nothing wrong with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

I corrently go to Neshaminy High School and have decided that the academic program is par and the extracurricular programs are well above standards. The building itself is extremely old and even though there are reovations being down nothing could compare to a new school being built. The teachers a split between being very good and being poor at teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2006

As a former Neshaminy student I disagree with claims that the academics are sub par. There are at least three tracks for most subjects, career, college prep, and honors and often basic and AP classes too. At least 8 APs are offered maybe more if I'm missing some. The music proram is exceptional, though I am biased having played. Many of the sports teams do well and sports, especially football, have large emphases. The art, business, journalism, drama, and television and video programs were all good from what I heard from others. Many kids get involved in the highly popular gym-night. Parent involvement was minimal, though I don't know how much is expected once students are of high school age. Most of the school board have children in the school system which is reasuring. Parents get involved, as mentioned by others, though students' extraciriculars. Renovations are hopefully still in the works.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2006

Quality seems to be going down.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2005

The academics are very good at this school. There are a lot of extra curricular activities for the students to get involved in. They have a great theatre department. Parent involvement seems to be about average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Neshaminy High school has great extracurricular activities. The music department is good. There are advanced art classes which are very good. There are many ways for parents to get involved and many do. They have good sports programs adn have a good football program. The teachers are good. The program seems to be college prepratory.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 27, 2005

Great school with great teachers. Administration cares about the parent's views and opinions.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2004

This is school is WAY overrated! I have 2 children here. No parent or teacher involvment. Crowding is probably why the education given is so poor. So many kids that yours gets lost in the crowd (literally!) so they need to be able to totally take care of themselves by the time they get to high school. Oh, and make sure they don't even sneeze the wrong way or they will get out of school suspention - very big on that here - you will not know your kid has it either. Not very high academic standards - high athletic standards. I have one child on each end of the scale. But my athletic child will not benefit when she tries college because she will not be prepared because the academic standards are so low here.
—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.

631 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

635 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

670 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

655 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black43%
Asian100%
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black71%
Asian93%
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female35%
Male44%
Black14%
Asian64%
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black77%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
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 88% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 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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Langhorne, PA 19047
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