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Mahanoy Area High School

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4 stars

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Posted January 20, 2014

My school has the most dedicated & caring teachers I have met. They take great care in providing an excellent education for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

The teachers in Mahanoy High School had totally exceeded my expectations! My son and I were new to this area and he attended another district throughout elementary and middle school ( a district that was supposed to be one of the best) . He had many special needs that frankly, were being ignored by his mainstreamed teachers. This was not the case with the staff at Mahanoy High. It was amazing how each of his teachers took the time to alert me when he was having troubles, whether it was his lack of attention, missed assignments or emotional stress. They actually read his IEP and demonstrated patience that I rarely saw in his previous middle school and high school. It's so wonderful to have caring teachers that not only show true concern over the kids education, but also help build the self esteem kids like my son needed to succeed. My son didn't have a grade lower than an 81 at the end of the year. I owe it all to the staff there. They are all excellent teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

i dont know who comes up with the scoring of the school but i personally think there are alot of things that need to be changed... safety yes has changed. discpline no has not .. its still who you know situation.. we do have a new principal who is trying to improve on the school in the high school. we need a reform on the guidance counselor who should be more involved in the curriculm in stead of the social life of the students.. teachers well need awake up call ... you have a few good teachers but they are more about being friends then roll models...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My child is graduating from the middle school..She began school here in jan 09. As we moved from ny to here...I think the school is great, the teachers fantastic, and I made the right choice to send my child here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

Great school when I was there a few years ago. They've made many changes, but all for the better. They have much school spirit and the teachers truly care.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2004

Mahanoy area high school is a great place for your child to learn. It also has a great teacher student environment. And the teacher help the students they best way they can. Each and every teacher goes out of their way to make sure the students get the best education possible
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students29%
Female36%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female66%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female39%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 92% 71%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Golden Bear Dr
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
Phone: (570) 773-3443

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