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Mansfield Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 417 students

 
 

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Posted April 28, 2010

Success depends on personal drive and good parenting. I was a student at Mansfield High School and I graduated with many students who did not care to better themselves and always blamed their failures on the administration of the High School. This simply is not the case at Mansfield High School. The teachers facilitate an easy transition for students to go to college, the simple fact is that most students don't take advantage of this opportunity. Maybe it was how they were raised? You do not have to be an excellent student and be gifted with wealthy parents to succeed in life. The drive and having parents who actually take part in their child's education is all that is needed for a student to excel in Mansfield High School's excellent programs.


Posted April 23, 2010

I hate going to school here. Sometimes I wonder if the teachers even like kids. They frequently swear at us and the administration doesn't have a clue what they're doing. The internet filter doesn't know the difference from adult content to cheese, and the teachers get mad at you if you stay 2 minutes after the final bell. Many of the students say nasty things and are racist towards others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

The hallways are classrooms are kept clean and there is always suppervision from the teachers. It is a very safe school with lots of sports programs. It does not however, have any after school clubs such as art or drama.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2009

I attend MHS right now and I personally hate it. The town itself isn't the best. There's no challenge academically and we aren't very prepared for college. If I were given the chance, I'd would move to attend a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

I was a student at this school from my 7th grade years all-the-way until Graduation day. I can honestly say that now that I have been introduced into the work-force, and the word, that I am truly greatfull to all the students and staff that I have met and had the pleasure of learning from at Mansfield! The learning environment was one of the very best that I've ever been introduced to, not to mention the Teachers passion for teaching! Which is why I can gladly say that I am so successful today! Thank you Mansfield!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

I was truly disappointed by the level of educational support my youngest child received. Having moved here over ten years ago for the opportunity of having my children attend a great small school, I have watched a steady decline in the school administration and attention to the individual needs of the students. An average student is lost in this system. No guidance on future education opportunities, no encouragement for excellence, and no appreciation for achievements. While that might be expected in a school of 3 or 4 times the size of this school, but at a school that only graduates 60-70 students per year it is quite disturbing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

There is no consistency in the leadership within the Mansfield High School and the transition from elementary to middle school is terrible and not acceptable. We need someone to assume the leadership that has people skills and can discipline students and still gain their respect. We had that with Bill David.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I being a parent and having a kid who is a student at mhs can say that i am pleased on that count but however, i would be more happier if a few of the faculty staff had a little more of a greeting when a parent or even a student is within the building. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

The school would be better if it had better administration.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2005

As with all industries in this country there are good and bad aspects - some of the good are the GENERAL high quality of treachers - the negative apect on that issue is that there are a couple of teachers (who may have the credentials to teach) who do not have the ability to teach- why grant them tenure when complaints have been numerous? A plus note students do have access to the University as a resource. The sports programs are excellent especially since the combining of the 3 district school allows students more options. There does seem to be a discrepancy between the 3 schools in the district and how much money is spent on each - why is that when all 3 districts pay the same school taxes.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
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 60% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%

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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female88%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female59%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female79%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female79%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female95%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 96% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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73 West Wellsboro St
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: (570) 662-2674

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