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Greater Latrobe Junior High School

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Posted January 4, 2010

Professional, caring teachers! Every teacher my daughter has had in the past two years has worked very hard with us to help her succeed. As a quiet child, she could have easily been ignored and allowed to be a straight C student. However, with the nurturing environment, she is an honor roll student with a growing sense of confidence. I would never leave this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

There is almost too much to offer at the Greater Latrobe Junior High. The High School is being remodeled, and there is millions of dollars going into that process. We are a very well- off school, and overall is an extremely good atmosphere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 22, 2005

Yes, Latrobe has fancy laptops, and tons of extracurricular activities. However, I, myself, am a student not a parent and I get to see first hand what goes on there everyday. The teachers are very nice. Latrobe is one of the most racist schools in PA though. If you're considering sending your child there, and they are African American, I urge you to reconsider. All students of this descent are hazed with out sympathy at Latorbe. Also, although the school officials will never admit it, a lot of tension exists among the student body, as it does at any school I suppose. Surveys conclude that heavily over 50% of students grades 10-12 smoke/drink on a regular basis. Drugs have been a problem in Latrobe. In conclusion, it's certainly not like it is in inner cities here. In general it's a extremely protected school. But consider the facts, and decide accordingly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2004

I have had more than my share of problems with Greater Latrobe school. They have let my child struggle. I have had to do my own tutoring, or seek outside help. The only way she receives help is for me to call the school and 'get on their case'. The amount of bullying that goes on in these schools is unbearable and I want to leave the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

This school must be great because my child comes home every day with a smile on her face and her grades are outstanding. She nor I have ever had a single complaint about the school. just like in elementary school parents such as me have the option of going to an open house event and you are able to meet your child's teachers, peers' parents, and see how the school works. I give this school two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 80% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

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 76% in 2012.

316 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

324 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 97% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 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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130 High School Rd
Latrobe, PA 15650
Phone: (724) 539-4265

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