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Pennsylvania Cyber Cs

Charter | K-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 11 ratings
2012:
Based on 10 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted June 22, 2014

I am a mother of four kids and all of them are home school. I love the cyber school and the curriculum that they offer. I would say it is the best choices I made for my kids because it give us flexibility to get ahead or catch up on each subject. But I must say it is not easy to do homeschooling. It takes responsibility of a parent to make sure that the kids do what they suppose to do. Parents need to be 100% involve if you looking for a positive result. It needs dedication, planning, responsibility, decipline, focus, motivation and etc....but if the parents and the student have the same positive goal for what they want to accomplish in terms of their educations ,, everything is beneficial for the student. I love it and I will stay at cyber school because I can see there is a bright side for what I am doing for my kids. It is takes a lot of sacrifice but its all worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

I have been working at this school almost since the beginning. It breaks my heart to see what we have become. We no longer enforce attendance, and as a result many students have missed well into the 30 day range. Students often times log into class and then walk away without truly being engaged. Cheating runs rampant and there is nothing the teachers nor supervisors can do to stop it. We are beginning to let down future generations. We are not teaching responsibility, accountability, or high expectations. Every year students are worse than before. Morale is at an all time low, the VC department has unionized due to many of these reasons, and it fells like things are falling apart. These students are not being prepared for college or for life. The truth hurts to hear, especially when we never used to be this way.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2014

Students have to be VERY productive and stay in task. It is very difficult and I went from a 96% at my old school to a 70% in PA Cyber. It is not easy, and the wording is increadably hard. It is also hard to locate the lessons and the tests. Some teachers and IS's are impatient, and it is VERY easy to fall behind. I do not recommend this school.


Posted February 17, 2014

If you arer willing to commit to the work, PA Cyber offers a great experience for parent and student. Make no mistake, you must be motivated to stay on task. But, that could be said of any learning situation. The flexibility offered at PA Cyber is excellent, and it is great to have a choice of curriculum. Also, we have had very positive experiences with our Instructional Supervisor and all other PA Cyber staff. I am grateful we have this school as an option in our state. It is a wonderful opportunity for students and their parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

I have been using PA Cyber for 5 years now. If you really put the work in, your child WILL learn by leaps and bounds--if you are lazy and do not put time into your child, they will suffer. This school has been amazing and a God-send. I LOVE it--it's so rich with opportunity and support. I don't know what I would have done without PA Cyber!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2013

I only went to this school for 8th grade. If any school is average, this would be it. It definitely had great qualities, but nothing I couldn't get anywhere else. The fact that I was online doing school was a big transition. It's just not for everyone, but those who travel a lot I understand why they would want to attend a school like this. Although it gives you little to not human interaction with other students. There are few class trips, but not enough to have close relationships with the other students. Depending on who you are, you're discipline levels either increase or decrease. I wasn't doing self paced, but I still had trouble engaging in the classes. Every student is difficult, and I know I blame myself for that. However, if you were struggling I never felt the teachers really truly tried to help you. I didn't learn very much, and it was almost like I had a year off of school. I did like that the teachers voices were over the intercom. I also liked that they told you about themselves and their lives, while also teaching. There are pros and cons to this school, like all.


Posted November 14, 2013

My daughter began PA cyber last Fall for her junior year of high school. Although I am happy to have had the cyber school option, we have been less than thrilled with PA Cyber. We have been accused of lying when she had an extended illness last year that required emergency surgery and had to fight with the principal not to fail her out of classes. Our Instructional Supervisor was rude and unprofessional, often times telling us that my daughter would never get into college and would need to go to a tech or community college. THERE IS NO SUPPORT AT THIS SCHOOL. They do not assist you with SAT prep or educate you on what's available in your community. The transcript office forgot several times to forward her records to requested colleges where we had paid for/completed applications. Thanks to them, at least one college never received her information and we missed the application deadline because. All of this being said, my daughter was able to keep her QPA up, did well on her SATs ON HER OWN and has gotten into every other college and university she has applied, all First Tier top 200 colleges. In retrospect, I wish I would have homeschooled her or chosen a different cyber school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

I am happier with PA Cyber than I was with our neighborhood school but not by far. We plan to switch to another cyber school soon. Technical problems is just the start of the issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

This school gets two stars because of what it USE to be.. It will not get 5 because of what it has become! I was a student at PA Cyber for 5, almost 6 years. Through those years I've had my ups and downs with this school but no matter what I always said to myself it was better than public school. I did start to slack when I first started but my IS quickly got me back on track, I've been through several Instructors over the years but while some were quite stern not one of them prepared me for my most recent and last Instructor. She threatened to kick me out of PA cyber for not abiding by the rules that she set forth. I did what the school required, but she wanted more. She wanted things done her way and only her way. I didn't stay in PA Cyber long after she became my instructor, and no she didn't have the chance to kick me out because I dropped out to get away from her. Word of advice to parents.. If you don't like your instructor or the instructor is making it hard for your kids in school, call the higher ups.. You can get a different IS. If anyone from PA cyber may be reading this, look into what your IS's are doing. They're digging PA Cyber into an even deeper hole!


Posted July 22, 2013

I am in LOVE with PA Cyber and wonder why I didn't do it with my kids. I had one borderline student and one with severe allergies. I brought the first one home because she was getting ill every day. It went so great that I added my next child the following year.. both are now honor students excited to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

i'm so glad i picked pacyber. i almost didn't graduate this year because i sorta slacked. which was my own fault. i missed a few months of classes and stopped doing my work. luckly pacyber let me redo all my work and now i can graduate on time. my teacher was relaly mean about it htough and thought i should fail for not showing up. my IS was the best though and said i would pass no matter what! no other school would have done this for me. PACYBER ROCKS!!!


Posted May 11, 2013

This school provides excellent opportunities for anyone that has the desire and the drive to learn and succeed! I am not surprised by some of the negative comments because some people choose cyber schools thinking that they will be the "easy" route for their children. But like brick and mortar schools, PA Cyber requires hard work and dedication if you want to succeed. One of my children has graduated from PA Cyber and has been accepted into a university honor's program. Both of my children work very hard and are driven and determined. They have taken advantage of every opportunity that PA Cyber has extended to them and they have benefited greatly from their experiences here. We have never had a problem with communicating with teachers and/or administrators. All of our phone calls and emails have been returned in a timely fashion. We came to PA Cyber because we wanted MORE educational opportunities than what we were receiving at our local school ... and we got it! Cyber school isn't for everyone but for those that are driven to excel and succeed, it's a great place to be. If you are looking for an easy pass through the educational system, this is not the place for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I absolutely loved PA Cyber. I had some really good teachers, especially for Chemistry and Physics. Then I also did the self paced option for English, and History, which was really nice. For math, I was always behind in math in the public brick-and-mortar school. PA Cyber provided a private tutor for me that helped me catch up, even during the summer. I even became part of PA Cyber's first group of National Honor Society students. I am now going to be entering my junior year at Penn State University. I also found that working on a computer all the time greatly increased my computer skills and have been valuable to me ever since. Yes, I had a couple computer issues, but nothing I and the tech support team couldn't handle quickly. Do not let the low star reviews scare you away from this opportunity. This is a great school!


Posted April 15, 2013

I have been in PA Cyber for three years, and I can tell you it has been the best three years for me intellectually. They have many courses to choose from, and I have a wonderful Instructional Supervisor. Every teacher I have had in Virtual Classroom has gone above and beyond. They're witty and make learning fun. PA Cyber also offers a scholarship program to high school students (which I am a part of) and it is really a great way to get your future started! Tech support has always been helpful to me, and I've also never had a problem getting ahold of my Self-Paced teachers. :)


Posted April 2, 2013

It seems like no matter what I do in this school, I always end up failing.


Posted February 12, 2013

Im currently in Seventh grade at Pacyber, and i switched in the middle of the school year, Pacyber made me start from the beginning and i take selfpaced classes and when i was halfway threw unit one around 2 weeks before Christmas break my laptop broke we sent it in to the technicians they sent it back AFTER the break and it was STILL broke so then they sent me a new laptop which i have now, and i think i might fail 7th grade because of the 2 month break from school i forgot EVERYTHING i was learning and now i have 2 weeks to do over 30 lessons in EVERY Class so thats like 120 lessons in 14 days and now because i didn't want to stay in public school im going to have to repeat the seventh grade THANKS ALOT pacyber Sincerlly, I wish i stayed in public school P.S. If your considering going to pacyber MAKE SURE you have another way onto the school websites like another laptop becausse every pacyber student i've talked too says thiers broke but seriously STAY WHERE YOUR AT... IT SUCKS HERE


Posted October 23, 2012

My sons (grade 9 & 12)have been with PA Cyber for 7 years. Due to health issues(my youngest missed 17 days during his last year in public school-reoccurring strep) & school bus issues that were unresolved by the school principal; I decided I needed to make a change. Our school (PA Cyber) isn't perfect. My biggest complaint is "the impersonal" interaction with the staff. I miss talking face-to-face with the teachers. They can be reached via phone or email and are happy to help with any issues at hand. My sons have a great curriculum coordinator(IS); he has been a constant help over the years we've been with PA Cyber. There is a degree of time that is needed from the parent(s) to insure that your child is staying on track. It's not for everyone. Lastly, I like the fact that my kids don't have to conform to what other kids think of "cool": They can be themselves and no classmate of theirs will mock them in class for being themselves. There are benefit but they don't come trouble-free. You, the parent, have to be there for your child and it will work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

To new people, your first year, more like your first 6-7 months, will be a bit problematic. Once you get past that time period, it's pretty much smooth sailing.* Once you enroll, you HAVE to be invovled. It's not enroll, and then just let your child do the work . PA Cyber's staff isn't perfect, the ISs, Tech staff, and teachers. The teachers have multiple classes, with 20-25 students a class. The ISs have many students under thier supervision. Tech Support has thousands of calls a day. Okay, Now on to my expierence. They're great. I'm an 8th grader, and I can see myself graduting in PA Cyber. My brother, who's in college, graduted from PA Cyber. We have been homeschooled, and he's been in public school as well. We both agree that PA Cyber was/is great. We don't agree on much. *You will have tech problems they're just less frequent.


Posted September 6, 2012

We began PA Cyber this week so take this review for what it is. My children were in Catholic School until this year. I have one 10th grader who is very self-motivated and a 7th grader who isn't. I have 5 other children in the home that I am homeschooling for the first time. So far, there have been many computer problems. There was some security problems with passwords so we couldn't log on for day one of school. My younger child's computer broke the 2nd day of school and neither laptop would work with the printer they gave us. Both my children are self-paced but I'm finding us sending a lot of emails to the teachers because the 3 question exams at the end of each lesson don't match the material they read. Lots of times the links to videos/podcasts to watch won't work. There are many old messages (2 years) on a lot of the teachers' webpages. My oldest child doesn't like it so far. We were told by our supervisor that we would really have no access to the teachers but should go through him. One teacher we emailed did get right back to us but it's beginning to be a pain. I spend a lot of time working with them which takes away from my time with the others. Time will tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

This school got too big too fast. Disorganized. Has a few great teachers but most are average and a few are really lacking. Teachers go on vacation or get sick and have no substitute just a 2-20 minute pre-recorded class. Curriculum is slow and the paced classes spend too much time showing the kids how to work the computer or equipment. Technical issues dissappeared when we joined a different cyber school. The asynchronous program is like a correspondance course..GONE WRONG. PhysEd and Art Program are boring. Great school for the underachiever. Do the research.....other cyber schools have much more to offer if your child is motivated. The only plus is their Schoology program is easy to read and follow....if only all teachers would post information and homework the same way but....that's where the disorganization comes in...It's a business..in need of some reorganization.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

321 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

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

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71%

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63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

344 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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82%

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80%
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 73% in 2012.

441 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

439 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

435 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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30%

2010

 
 
39%

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25%
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 77% in 2012.

512 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

504 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

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64%

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60%
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 80% in 2012.

608 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

608 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%

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72%
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.

713 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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52%

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59%

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54%

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46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

715 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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80%

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84%

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79%

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80%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

687 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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57%

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57%

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56%

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52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

724 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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47%

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47%

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56%
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.

1027 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%

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33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

1037 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

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66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

962 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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35%

2011

 
 
36%

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37%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

1010 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

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80%

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78%
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 Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic56%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic65%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic67%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic58%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic54%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnic47%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnic38%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students19%
Female27%
Male10%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multi-ethnic27%
White20%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnic65%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnic56%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnic58%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnic60%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnic50%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnic79%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multi-ethnic57%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female61%
Male30%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnic50%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students32%
Female30%
Male35%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnic32%
White34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnic68%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female28%
Male45%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multi-ethnic26%
White37%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female80%
Male65%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnic81%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
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 84% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1200 Midland Ave
Midland, PA 15059
Phone: (724) 643-1180

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