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East Allegheny High School

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Posted June 1, 2014

EA is not a great quality school, yet the School Board and their administrative staff want toay them and themselves as if this was a great quality school district like Norwins School District! And.. this school districts school board are well aware that North Versailles is an economically depressed area as it is whereby the average salary for a home owner is $25,000 to $40,000. There is no way that we can afford the 27.54 millage of the taxed school rate let alone have it increases to 30 mils for the 2014-2015 tax rate! And to say the average teacher makes 98,000 for 16 years experience as a teacher, well...maybe in a NON ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED AREA THEY DO BUT IT DOESN'T BELONG AND SHOULD'NT BE HERE! This school districts rating value is a four (4) out of a ten for the state of PA as it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

East allegheny is a good school.great sports teams,good education,and good care.the only thing I don't like is green valley and Logan are to far apart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

I graduated from EA and have many fond memories of my high school years. However, times have changed along with the attitude of the students, parents and faculty. The experience my children have had at EA is the complete opposite. The students seemed to be just plain angry. They lack respect for each other, teachers or any other authority figure. There seems to be a lack of concern/involvement on the parents part. There is quite a bit of fighting even among the girls. There seems to be no consequences at home for fighting, disrespect, disruptive behavior. When a student does have a problem with other students their recommendation is to to put the child having the problem with bullies is to send the victim to alternative school. The school cannot control the bullies so they try to remove the victim. I was told they could not guarantee my child's safety. Yes, I too am appaulled. Appaulled at what has happened to a once great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

I did not even want to give this school district an One rating! I had graduated from this school some time ago but I see nothing has changed and in fact it may of even gotten worse over time. The favoritism that goes on is just plain wrong, and what your last name is will depend on how happy you are there, because its all politics and always will be in that area.I would never suggest anyone who cares bout their child to send their child there, it was a nightmare for me and I still feel that way after many decades of being able to move away from there!


Posted April 8, 2009

I attended East Allegheny myself, I wasn't the perfect student there, but a lot of it isn't the authority figures in the school. It's the students themselves. Times are changing now and so are kids. Their look on life is alot different from when I went to school and that was only a couple years ago. East Allegheny is not a bad school district, so what there's fights, like there are in every other school district. There's kids who back talk teachers, like there is in any other school district. East Allegheny is no different then any other school district, except for the teachers, if a student needs help, you can go to any teacher and they will be more then glad to help you. If they see your not doing well, they will pull you aside and help you out even without you asking. I loved my time at EA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I have been a studentat East Allegheny for 10 years now, and I am truly appauled by these comments. I know that our school is not perfect, however, there are so many good elements that are bieng overlooked. We have wonderful teachers and there is a good disipline code. Yes, there is violence, but what shcool doesn't. I urge you to reconsider and see all the good in East Allegheny.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

this is not a safe school, with many, many fights. The students have a strict understanding of what is right and wrong to do/wear/say/act and anyone who doesn't agree tends to be an outcast. Honestly, EA is a joke
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2008

I think that East Allegheny is a great school district. But we are so far away from other wider known schools and areas such as Pittsburgh, Carrick, Moon Township, Hopewell Area... I think that we should interact with these other bigger schools in western Pennsylvania. It would give our students more interaction with children their ages in other areas and make our school wider known. I think our school board should take this into consideration.


Posted May 2, 2008

This school seems a little better this year. I am discouraged that no one recognizes extremely gifted kids and they are slipping through the cracks. Teachers are more focused on if a child completed a piece of paper than there learning style. Kids don't fit in a box and they are probably missing the Albert Einstiens' as his teachers did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

My sons hve been in this school district for 4 years. I have seen improvement in the school district concerning the academics the children receives and the racial diversity. There are still changes that needs to happen, however, over all, I am satisfied with what my son's have experience both in their academic and social community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

So far so good with the arrival of the Duquesene students at East Allegheny. Hope it remains that way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2007

I personally think that the East Allegheny school district is doing perfectly fine! Our children are not in a bad enviornment. The teachers and administors are doing everything possible to provide a good education for each and every student. Tutoring is provided when ever it is needed, and as well as extra music and art activites after school. Of course we need improvement but so does every other school! Look at the students who graduated in the previous years, some are of to school with full scholarships. And others have made their own choices in life but that is not the districs fault! East allegheny is not a bad school and needs to be givin more credit for the things they do good for our children and not the things they do bad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

If you are a minority keep your child far away from the Jr/Sr High School. The principal and administrators are a joke. This used to be a decent school district. I'm a minority alumni and did very well academically. I never had the issues that my daughter has had during her tenure there. Needless to say, she is in private school now. If you want a quality education for your child, Leave This School Behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

I think this administration and the teachers don't care and this reflects on the students. I have peen told by the principle that he is not in control of what the teachers do. No one returns phone calls from the principle on down. I have called the office on several occasions and talked to several different people and only the guidance counselor is the only one to return my calls. The homework hotline is a joke it is rarely updated if at all. The attitude of the students in learning is a direct reflection of the staff and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

East Allegheny School District has been below on their test scores because the teachers are not properly evaluating the students in their classroom. There is only an average of 18 students per class. Teachers should focus more on teaching then disciplining.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2005

I think the school gives enough academic programs but the students aren't interested. The students in that school really don't care about how they do and need a better education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2005

There are enough extracurricular activities involving music and art but I think they need more sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2005

During my child's term as a student at East Allegheny Jr Sr Highschool I was dissapointed with the opportunity for them to excel.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 26, 2004

The new administration is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2004

EA is under new leadership this year. It is adapting a 'no nonsense' approach to education. There is a feeling that the school will be much improved in the next couple of years. Already, the school has shown many improvements through appearance. Dress code is also being addressed. We feel better about the overall quality this year.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female60%
Male64%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female16%
Male28%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male79%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 65% 71%
Black 30% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1150 Jacks Run Rd
North Versailles, PA 15137
Phone: (412) 824-9700

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