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Sto-Rox High School

Public | 9-12 | 411 students

 

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Posted August 17, 2010

As a parent of a 3 kids in this district 1 child being a senior!Thank god he will survive this school district.He will graduate!1 more is a junior I pray he will make it thru this year!another is gr 6!Looking for other school options for her.They lack in so many ways I don't even know where to begin.Rules only apply when they don't like the child!No ones wants to take that extra step to help a child here.Still dont know when the first day is.it is suppose to be wed but the kids are saying Friday!No communication!!Yes this school needs help,more parents involved would be nice also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

This school encourages parents to get involved, and the teachers care for the student and the students education more than any school I have ever been to. They can't do it by themselves, they need the parents they know that, but they do the best with the time, money and with all their effort. You can not teach those who are not willing to learn, that is where the child and parent come in to play. I am a student who knows what this school has to offer compared to other schools, I love this school, it's my home, and I love the teachers because they care so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2010

its a very nice school and the students learn alot and the teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

this school is the best i wish i still went there and the kids there are the best no school can top it
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

Even thought we don't have lot's of money these kid's really put their Heart and Soul into everything they do' Excellence is not a accident' these kids give All !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter gets alot of support from her teachers in all that she does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

Sto-Rox High School is very poor. Many of the classes are old-fashioned and there doesn't seem to be an organized curriculum. Many students cannot read well and English courses are poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

The school is dirty and not well-maintained. The school is unsafe, loud and unmanaged. The school needs structure in its programs and organization. Poor principal.


Posted May 29, 2009

The teachers are not supervised. They spend time sitting at their desks while the students take naps. The test scores and district leadership are dismal. Not a good place to work or to teach.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2009

This school is not safe. There are fights and scuffles every week. Unfit security people are no where to be found and there is danger. My daughter tells about fights and fear at the school often. We have applied to the charter school, but we are on a waiting list. A high crime neighborhood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

A chaotic school with very little focus on students. Parents are not included or welcomed. A very old fashioned curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

The school is dysfunctional in many ways. The staff is weak and disconnected. There are too many teachers who do too little. I wish the Board could take control of the high school and make the program strong and the staff dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I thought I would really love my high school years and learn a lot and make friends and have great experiences, but Sto-Rox is very poor. There is no leadership, just routine dayin and day out. Lacks creastivity. Disappointing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

As a previous student, I am proud to call myself a sto-rox viking. The prior statements seem to be much of what parents hear from their children. Maybe it's time to face the facts that it's your kids and not the school district? I have always found the teachers to be amazing. Coming before and after school to aid students in their quest for knowledge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

These are some of the most ineffective teachers and the most clueless administration I've ever seen. Test scores are dismal and politics and inequality are rampant. Children will do much better in charter schools nearby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

The teachers won't plan AP classes or accelerated classses because it is too much work for teachers. Students who want to go to college don't have choices of great college prep classes. Overall, a very lazy staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

The parents do not participate. When the school sponsors events, they don't show up. When teachers try to contact parents for support, there is very little response. We are in a vacuum without any support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2009

The school does not respond to parents or stuents. There is a disconnect between what really happens and what they say happens. The administration in not effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

Just a noisy, unorganized school with no cool classes, just the regular stuff. The teachers don't have much energy. No one realy tries to get better. The teachers just take the money and go home. Some of them are not very good.


Posted April 23, 2009

People in this school have no energy and no joy. The teachers just collect a check, and don't offer excitement or challenge to the students. The Principal keeps saying there's abl;itz, but ther is not much happening at the school.


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male43%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Male50%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students7%
Female2%
Male13%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 15%
White 46% 71%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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