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Posted May 3, 2012

Too many children fall through the cracks here. I've called my childs teacher numerous times with questions about assignments and left messages on their machine to call me back, never have they returned my calls. I'm considering homeschooling or moving to another district for a better education for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

I do agree with the posting yesterday. A lot more can be done in regards to weeding out the teachers that are there for all the wrong reasons. The schools puts to much focus on the PSSA test then anything else! I know kids that bring copies of the test home and study it. I understand we lose funding if the scores are to low. One test should not determine what a childs worth! Some schools are even cutting into recess and art to study for these test. Kids do need down time! I don't know about other students but last year my child came home with so much homework that I didn't think they did anything in school. I do believe in homework but what were they doing in school. I can say this year has improved.
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Posted November 28, 2007

In my experience I have found the majority of the teachers at this school to do their job well. Some who I think are absolutely fabulous and who are worth their weight in gold. One in particular that taught responsibility and work ethic to her students in a strict but fair manner. My son learned a great deal with her and respected her greatly. I however have also found teachers that I beleive to be in this profession for all the wrong reasons. They are unable to gain respect and control of classrooms, are lazy about teaching and show little or no enthusiasm about teaching, therefore, it is not a good learning enviroment. PSSA's do NOT show the student or teacher's worth. It is one test that only reflects the childs mood or ability that day. It is a waste of teaching time.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

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72%
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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.

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67%

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78%

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

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61%

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71%

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The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

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76%

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85%
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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 73% in 2012.

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56%

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77%

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72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

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57%

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55%

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54%
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The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

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36%

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13%

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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

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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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1200 Chess St
Monongahela, PA 15063
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