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Center Area Senior High School

Public | 9-12

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Posted July 11, 2013

This school graduated its last class in 2010 therefore, reviews after that date do not reflect on the current school district "Central Valley
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

As a graduate from '09, I can say that Center/Central Valley's academics are mediocre. There are a few good teachers left here, but many of them will retire soon. Center does not challenge students who need it. Teachers and guidance counselors recommend that students go to Penn State-Beaver, Slippery Rock, and IUP for a "good" education. They expect their students to be average, so they produce average students. Send your children here if you do not expect much from them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2012

From the perils of enormous distractions and side shows anyone can achieve anything however the ODDS are not in your favor. School is an institution of learning not a day holding cell for the disinterested. This school has many disinterested, thereby needing side show entertainments to keep the lost occupied. The intelligent students suffer as they are not feed enough knowledge that is needed to place in good universities. This school has declined as a suburban over rated lemon stand. Change is needed, educators need to educate and less emphases on the side shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

Terrible schools. Political hires that do not prepare children for college. FAR too many students on the "honor rolls". Will end up like Aliquippa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

center area high school and monaca high school have recently merged. this gives us a much larger school system with schools in both areas being utilized. there are a few problems to be ressolved but all the people involved seem to be working to make the merger successful. we are one of the first areas in the state to do this and it seems like a very commendable accomplishment, both for students and tax payers.


Posted September 8, 2009

Center or Central Valley is not a great school district. There really are no good school districts in Beaver County. There are a few excellent teachers, however the many bad ones and horrible administration will always ruin the work of the few good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

I truly believe that the bad parental review was not submitted by a Center resident. This is an excellent school distsrict. They have excellent programs geered toward getting the children motivated to strive even higher. We have two children in elementary school and we have been very pleased with what they learned and how they are taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Not a good district, Send your kids here if you want them to have the easiest education ever.
—Submitted by a parent


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Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Monaca, PA 15061
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