Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Littlestown Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 725 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 30, 2008

this is a graeat school for everone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

I wouldn't say it's the best school but it is pretty good. They do focus a lot on football though. They have a great music program. All in all I would say that Littlestown is a very good school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2006

I think for a small-town school, Littlestown is among the best in this area. They offer rigourous programs for those who want to apply themselves, and their other courses are on target for all level of students. The extracurricular activities are outstanding - whether they be sports or arts related. The teachers are wonderful, and I know that if my child or I would ever have a problem, the teachers would work with us to solve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

I graduated from Littlestown High School. For the area the school is not that bad. It's English program is especially good. There are not many electives and not many AP clases to chose from. Littlestown does have a good Agricultural and Tech-Ed classes if that's what you're interested in. If you're looking for something more academically rigorous I would suggest Gettysburg or Southwestern because they're bigger schools and can offer more electives. Also, Delone may not be a bad choice either if you were looking for private schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2005

Hi I use to attend Littlestown High school, and I would not recommend it to anyone else. The teachers are only there for their paychecks and not to teach the students, yes there are a few and far in between good teachers, for the majority they are terrible. And yes their football team and some other sports are good, but thats really all they focus on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

I am a former student at this school,and overall we have a great academic program. I have a brother that is a senior this year and i am starting my sophomore year.I am concerned with the math programs. They give us the option of starting in an applied math class. I can understand it would be for students who are not ready to try Algebra, but if thy are planning on going to college they need an Algegra. I know this now because i for one started on an applied math..now i have to take Algebra for the next 3 years. I have to take a math my senior year. Overall we have a great academic program..the teachers could use some work but if anyone new moves here you should not be scared to enroll.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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 94% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

200 East Myrtle St
Littlestown, PA 17340
Phone: (717) 359-4146

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Delone Catholic High School
McSherrystown, PA






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT