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Truman Senior High School

Public | PK, 9-12

 
 

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Posted September 27, 2013

Fantastic!!!! Looking forward to my daughter going in 2 years and then my son will be there a few years after her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2012

I am a substitute and I absolutely love this school more than any other that I sub at. The kids are polite, respectful and kind, and the teachers are wonderful, kind, and caring. I witnessed today the no nonsense approach the principal takes to any kind of bullying, or insubordination. It was dealt with appropriately and swiftly. So many places I sub at just can't come any where near the kind of expectations, respect, and care shown at this school. Schools like this one are near extinction. Most schools nowadays are NOT the way you and I probably remember it. Kids were there to learn, and they respected their teachers. And, teachers were professional and knowledgeable. You're lucky if you live in this district to have such a great school, and the fact that it's public is even more amazing. Kudos to the parents of these kids, the staff, administrators, and the students. You are all doing an outstanding job.


Posted December 10, 2011

I don't think the school and the district are really that well maintained. the security there is poor, you can just walk right up to the front door and walk in. security sits in a tiny office half the time talking. also the classrooms are really rowdy and noisy sometimes. then some of the kids are really mean to other students. this happens on a weekly basis. and the school administration is very poor. no effort into getting better food in the cafeteria or to listen to other students. and the teachers there are too lineiant with cursing and fighting. my reaction to all this was cyber school. which is what i think that kids in this district should do in high school level. thank you from Kyle Carter Levittown PA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2010

It was knows as Woodrow Wilson HS when I attended it also and it was a great school then and it's a great school now. Anyone who complains about "not being able to learn" is obviously placing blame for it on the school, instead of themselves, like most people do today. God forbid someone takes responsiblity for their actions.


Posted May 15, 2009

My son is graduating with honors, he has been an honor student all through the bristol twp school dist. A big majority of these kids are involved with there school, and extra activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

I barely graduated from Harry S. Truman HS. The priorities there are backwards. We had new basketballs before we had books. The classrooms were consistently disorganized and unruly; I could barely concentrate on school work. The student body is very 'cliquish'. When I went to the guidance counselor for help, I was encouraged to consider the military after school or a sports team. Send your kids to Catholic school! Truman nearly ruined my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

I am currently a student at Harry S Truman High School and I like it a lot. It is a very diverse school compared to all the other high schools around. I also like all the teachers that I've had so far in my times of being at this high school. The honors classes are, in my opinon, very good and worth taking. And yes there is a challenge in taking sone of them. I enjoy being a student there and I think it is a very good high school academically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2007

My child is an honor student and very involved in activities but she has a few classes where the kids are in charge and the teachers have no control and these are honors classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

The academic programs are good. The extracurricular activities are very good. Level of parent involvement is fair.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2005

School is large without the availability or expertise to accomadate the special needs child properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

Despite its somewhat lackluster reputation, I found Truman to be an incredible, diverse, and complete place to learn. Unlike some other schools in Bucks County, there are people of all religions, races, sizes, sexual orientations, social statuses, etc, and everyone takes pride in who they are (VOICE and GLASS are among groups of these people). The extracurricular activities are some of the best in the nation - notably the debate team (for 40+ years, has had state/national competitors/winners and more recently, nationally ranked students), theatre group (ground-breaking Les Mis production while it was still on Broadway in 2002, attended by Cameron McIntosh [Broadway producer of Les Mis]), bands and choirs (both nationally reknowned). Parental and student support and involvement are strong. While the honors/AP classes could be more plentiful, Truman and its environment provide its students with a worldly and academic education that is unparalleled.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2004

Truman well prepared my college student for higher education, and my younger son is thriving there. There are wonderful teachers and administrators making sure these children succeed. Their brand new stadium is a true symbol of community support, and school spirit. Extra curriculum activities are diverse and incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

Truman has been a wonderful experience. My children has developed into wonderful,caring and responsible young adult and have gone onto further their education since Truman with fond memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

A great school. Nice atmosphere, cool classmates, friendly teachers, nice building, wide variety of courses.
—Submitted by a 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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multi-ethnic68%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multi-ethnic81%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learners9%

Science

All Students19%
Female16%
Male21%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multi-ethnic11%
White25%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnic92%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learners73%
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 63% 71%
Black 19% 15%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Levittown, PA 19057
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