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Marion Center Area Jr/Sr High School

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Posted May 16, 2011

Really, if this is a great school I'd like to know if you have had any experience with other schools? I moved to this area at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. My kids have gone 2 other schools. I personally think this school sucks! There are a few teachers whom I think are exceptional, actually teach, take interest in doing a great job. As for the rest of the school I think is the most unorganized, pathetic school I've ever had to deal with. They should really evaluate some of the teachers & the way this school operates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

this school is the worst, i have a daughter in high school in a different school because she wasn't doing well in this school now she is doing great in her new school, but my son started grade school here and he's having the same problems im hoping to move to get him out of this school. the teachers are horrible and the principal is worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

poorly prepares students for anything except state schools or community colleges. only recently added AP courses. lack of extracurricular activity variety. art/music departments do not receive enough funding/emphasis.


Posted January 23, 2008

I personally love this school. Some of my friends, however, have had problems getting along with certain teachers. Other than that, it is in a great area and the students are kind and hard-workers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

Graduated from this school and now have children attending. Great school. Some teachers are beyond excellent and would do anything for the kids and a few seem like they could care less and are only there for the paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2007

Great School, Great Area, Just beware of school closings. they get alot of them because of snow
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2006

Marion Center is a great school the learning environment in phenomenal.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2006

Marion Center is an amazing school to say the least. The learning environment is great, and you have the opportunity to make friendships that last a lifetime with the small class sizes. I miss going to Marion Center greatly.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 7, 2006

Excellent learning environment, Clean School. Some teachers are amazing, others are horrible. Talk to upper classmen to find out who to take
—Submitted by a former 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female57%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female79%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
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%
Female54%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
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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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 100% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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22800 Route 403 Hwy North
Marion Center, PA 15759
Phone: (724) 397-5551

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