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Cambria Heights Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 525 students

 
 

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2 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 25, 2013

When I went to school there, many of the teachers I had also taught my parents. (They had been out of school for well over 30 years before I got there) The materials were just reused year after year so students could hand down assignments to under class to get them passing grades. Many of the teachers were just buying their time until they could retire, so most of my senior year we had nothing but study halls for the better part of the day. I'm sure that has changed since I graduated- but I know that I was not prepared at all for the academic challenges of college.


Posted August 10, 2009

I am an alumi of this fine establishment. I got additional help from Upward Bound that was offered through the school. The school and UB worked very well together to get students ready for SATs and college prep. I'm happy to see the marching band grew over the years. I was scared it'd been phased out with dwindling numbers when I was a member.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

You get what you put in at Cambria Heights. There are plenty of opportunities for extracurricular activities, sports, and challenging academic courses and activities. In particular, the theater and music programs are top notch. I found the preparation for college to be sufficient, but an unmotivated student may find themselves leaving with a less than stellar education.


Posted November 8, 2008

The classes seem to be pretty challenging at Cambria Heights, which may help students be well-rounded. The school pushes very strongly for performance on the PSSAs, for better or worse. Which in turn, doesn't really count for college. Extracurriculars are great. Cambria Heights has a strong music and theater program and several great sports. No one is looked down on for not doing activities, but we are encouraged to do so to reach our full potential and go to a good school with great credentials.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

The school had one great counselor to help get you ready for college. ALso a few good teachers, then there are some who need to retire or get fired..Overall the school staff needs lots of improvement, if possible i recommend attending Central Cambria or Penn Cambria or any other school. This high school does not have graduating seniors prepared for college!!!
—Submitted by a former 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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female63%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)87%
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 98% 71%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 8%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Patton, PA 16668
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