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Greater Latrobe Senior High School

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Posted September 15, 2008

I moved six times around the country throughout my Elementary and Secondary educational years, and can without hesitation say that Latrobe was by far the best school I attended. Teachers were dependable and knowledgeable in their fields, while being extremely supportive of their students. While diversity in terms of the students ethnicity/social-economic status is not present, diversity in the curriculum in terms of the types and levels of each subject (science, English, math, the arts) is prevalent. As a sophomore at Penn State, I feel confident in saying that Latrobe more than prepared me for College, and would be proud to send my children to such a fine institution.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2006

The math and science department is this schools greatest strength, if you are in the advanced classes. The English department is probably the weakest I've ever seen. We, like many other parents of college bound students in this district, have had to supplement our child's education by assigning him novels to read and by doing vocabulary at home. The school is trying to get parents more involved in the school after a long history of closing them out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

My Children attend GLSH and like it. They are surrounded by a good group of fellow students. Art is valued at GLSH. The student hallways are lined with professional art pieces, purchased by the student council and a local foundation. Unfortunately, GLSh has a punitive GPA system that can award 3.5 for a final grade of an A. There is no extra GPA help for difficult honors courses. GLSD awards a letter grade to the standardized PSSA test. All in All it's more difficult to acheive a high grade point average at GLSH. The same final grades at any other district would likely result in a higher GPA. Sadly, this discrepancy goes unexplained in GLSH transcripts. The potential to miss out on academic and monetary awards exists. The current administration refuses to change this policy even though it would help the majority of their students and would cost nothing to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

I attended Greater Latrobe School District all of my life. I feel that my education there more than prepared me for college. I am now entering my senior year of college and I often think back to how fortunate I was to attended Latrobe. I was well ahead of other student in my math, english and science classes. I think the guidance counselors(especially Mrs. Casteel) helped me pick the right University and I am hoping to eventually return to Latrobe so my children can attend. Compared to the other students in my classes, I can not believe how much more I learned and experienced in my years at Latrobe.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2005

Excellent academic programs. All major sports offered for boys and girls. Never had any problems here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

Greater Latrobe High School is one of the best in Westmoreland county. They just remoldled so there is plenty of room. During the remoldleing they built a whole building just for the arts section. They have theater, clothing, band, and other art sections such as painting and ceramics. For sports they offer over 20 varsity sports that you can letter in, including baseball, basketball, hockey and football. They also have many clubs including science, math , young republicans and demacrates, foransic league and many others. Over all I would put this at the top of the schools in westmoreland county just because they have strict standards and they offer alot to keep the student busy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

A wide variety of courses are offered including language, home ecomomics, AP and honors studies. The school strongly supports the arts, including music. They remodeled recently to include a performing arts studios for dance, and instrumental and vocal music, brand new art studios and photography. The district has implemented a student laptop program where the students have the use of a laptop from middle school through high school. the school has been wired with infared for internet access through these laptops. A wide variety of clubs and sports are offered to the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

As a former student of this school, I would have to say that the teachers and other staff members are always there to help you and make your school days great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2003

Overall i feel the school need to be more helpful to stundents with learning disableitys
—Submitted by a former 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

296 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 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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131 High School Rd
Latrobe, PA 15650
Phone: (724) 539-4225

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