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Meadville Area Senior High School

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Posted August 27, 2012

Crawford Central Schools all practice "Ability Grouping" which is a sneeky way of "Tracking" students. If your child is not a straight A student & not competing in the top 10% of his/her class then he/she will not prosper in this type of education system partly because the expectations of these students by the teachers are low so the teachers don't challenge them the way teachers should. Also, the AP classes have the better, more experienced teachers while everybody else winds up with the "newbies" & "paycheck teachers". These schools would be better if they quit spending all the money on the teacher's salaries, benefits & pensions. Crawford Central has the highest average paid teachers salaries in PA while it has one of the lowest per child spending rates. Most of the average & below average students don't even have books to bring home while the AP students do. Also, in order to get a teaching position in the Meadville area, one has to be either "related" or "know" someone. Good teachers from outside the area "need not apply." Look up "Ability grouping" & "Crawford Central School District" at Wikipedia & you will learn tons more about it & the overall effect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

A party school. Kids are poorly behaved, lots of negative peer pressure. No academic rigor to be found, my child was graded on 1)showing up 2) class participation and 3) homework, whether it was correct or not. Tests could be retaken or points could be added to the score for completing busy work. Principal is very available, but the culture of underachievement, low expectations, and negative social pressure is too pervasive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

This is an awful high school. Student fights break out continually and the police are called to the school almost daily. Getting the administration to protect students, like I had to do for my son, was impossible. My son also has special needs and the school is ill-equipped to provide services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

I think that Meadville is the best school that I have ever went to. They have excellent teachers that actually help you and want you to succeed!
—Submitted by a student


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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

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The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

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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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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

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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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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 Students54%
Female52%
Male57%
Black35%
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White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
Black53%
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White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
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Science

All Students49%
Female42%
Male56%
Black25%
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White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
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Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black82%
Asiann/a
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White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 86% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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930 North St
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 336-1121

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