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Cedar Crest High School

Public | 9-12 | 1527 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted July 12, 2012

This school couldn't have done a better job to prepare me for college. I felt that the time I spent here was both useful, and gave me a great intellectual edge. I know many of my former classmates who are currently in Ivy League Universities, which only confirms the high sense of accomplishment and prestige in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2012

This school provides an above average curriculum with many students moving on to Ivy League Universities. The student population is diverse and there are many academic and sports activities to satisfy all interests. The teachers union is very strong which is good in some ways because it allows for high standards, but can be negative when it comes to salary/benefit negotiations at school board meetings. The teachers come across as entitled and take credit for high test scores when, in fact, there is strong parental and community involvement. I am unfamiliar with special needs offerings but it would be unfair to rate the school poorly based only on this criteria considering it is a very small portion of the student population. Overall, the school district is the best in the immediate area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Cedar Crest provides a very high quality education, with challenging acedmeics that can be suited to any learning style. The sports and music programs are excellent. It is a fantastic school!


Posted May 16, 2011

Cedar Crest provided me with the best education I could get. They did a fantastic job of preparing me for college and the academics there. I always felt that the school had excellent leadership, and academic resources. The school has all the amenities a student could ever wish for. I was involved in music and sport clubs and the are simply top notch. Cedar Crest provides the very best that a student needs. Also the facilities and campus is beautiful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2009

School seems to be well funded, with some outstanding teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I believe CCHS has one of the best vocal programs in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

Cedar Crest is wonderful school it holds many oppertunities for students, and the teachers show care for the students and their education
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2006

Academics are focused on quantity, as opposed to quality of work. Music programs are excellent. Too much focus on sports. Parent involvement could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

Academic programs could be better. Sports is king at this school. Parent involvement is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

The special education staff is excellent. There are a wide variety of programs to meet the students' needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My family and I are very happy about the school's caring and efficient principal and school board. The music and sports programs are excellent and the tests show results above state average every year. 2 thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This school does not work well with children who have learning problems.
—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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

341 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

338 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female45%
Male55%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)81%
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 82% 71%
Hispanic 11% 8%
Black 3% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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