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Old Forge Junior-Senior High School

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Posted May 12, 2008

OFHS represents a school district of about 8000 people with apx. 75 students per graduating class. It meets every expectation that could be expected. There are of course some negatives of a school with such a small population (and tax base). Limited extracurricular activities, special programs, a sense of everyone knows each other, and some lax teachers. But perhaps some people will overlook the positives that you would never experience in a big school. Your kid will never get cut from the teams and activites they do have. Parents are very involved, for the most part your children will be exposed to 'good kids with good families'. It is a safe environment where teachers do notice if someone is 'being left behind'. The only item that truly is ashame, is that there are a few teachers that do absolutely nothing and this needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2006

My 4 children have all attended OFHS. My youngest has just graduated, so now I feel the freedom to say what I think. With the exception of a few very fine and caring teachers, the rest of the school is very much filled with nepotism at every level. Discrimination is rampant, and favoritism is the order of the day. I would not recommend school if you are concerned about how other chidlren will treat your own children. Of course, if you are of the right combinaiton of ethnic heritage and religion, no problem. Otherwise, be prepared to take a back seat at all events. Arts and music? basically nonexistent, but they spare no cost in sports with new uniforms every year and whatever else they need. Right now they have an excellent HS principal who takes his job very serisously, but if he goes look for return to nepotistic ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

I lost my education to this school. The teachers constantly nit picked squabbles with the trouble makers and instead of teaching. Your better off homeschooling your children
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2004

This 'school' is a joke. they care more about politics then they do my son's education and the education of his classmates. avoid this 'school' at all costs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

My daughter was also not prepared for college--especially in English and Math. I feel the curriculum is too lax and not enough is expected of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

This is not a good school to send your children to. As a former student I was not prepared for college in any way. Between teacher strikes and laziness my education falls far behind my classmates. The biggest thing I learned at Old Forge was social skills and thats not helping me get a degree.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
64%
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%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female89%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female69%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Marion St
Old Forge, PA 18518
Phone: (570) 457-6721

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