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Oil City Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 675 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2013

This is by far the worst school I ever went to, the teachers are worthless and most all of the students are rude. I would never go back to this school! Ever! There is way to much bullying and the teachers and staff to absolutely nothing to stop it!


Posted October 3, 2004

Quit worrying so much about sports and focus on the education level
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2004

Rather than offer you a parents thoughts and feelings about this school, I thought a students perspective would be better. I entered Oil City High School during my senior year, and I was extremely happy from day one. The students at OCHS are extremely accepting of new kids, and the teachers are great. Two of my former teachers in particular, Bob Tomaszeski (Senior Civics) and Sean McGloughlin (Academic Senior English) were by far the best teachers I think I have had in my four years of high school. If you want your children to think for themselves and actually want to attend classes, these two teachers would be a must to have teaching your children.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female74%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
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 93% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 Lynch Blvd
Oil City, PA 16301
Phone: (814) 676-2771

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