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Upper Perkiomen High School

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4 stars

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Posted April 29, 2014

Upper Perk is the best school ever!!I am so glad I moved here!! Kids are just be kids and learn without too much distractions!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

I graduated 2 years ago, and I found the teachers and learning environment very inspiring. I loved the small community, extracurricular activities, and everything the school had to offer! It's quaint and comfy. The academics were good, too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2010

I have a son who just graduated from UPHS, with grades in the top 10% of his class. He also has Asperger's syndrome. I really can NOT say enough good about this school. They treated my son with respect and great caring. He went from being a boy that was withdrawn and shy to becoming a young man who made friends and many accomplishments - even going on to college. I myself graduated from this school and I absolutely love the school, teachers, & staff. You will be hard-pressed to find a school as great as Upper Perk!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

Overall Upper Perk is a great school- however the ratio of academic students to those that don't really care is frightening. The school has no honors track, and only weights AP courses, which provides no motivation for students to challenge themselves in the 'A' classes meant to be accelerated. A safe learning environment- funding distribution is sometimes questionable. The top students 'run' the school in that they are the active and heads of nearly every program and organization which gives the school's programs a solid foundation. Overall a good school - I'll be proud to call UP my alma mater.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

We are very fortunate to have the funding we do, so we have new books, computers, sports equipment and just a clean and structurely safe school. Most of the teachers are very helpful and are willing to work more with you if you don't understand something. The only problem I've ever had is with some of the assistant principals and their dicipline stragedys. Sometimes you just have to wonder how safe us as students and as your children really are. Overal, upper perk is a great school and for the most part it is safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2004

I recently moved into the area, I have 2 daughters that attend Upper Perk HS, So far it has been a wonderful experience for my daughters and myself. The interaction with the teachers and parents is impeccable. We moved from Phila. Knowing that my daughters are safe now when they go to school, and not fearing violence, is an unexplainable feeling. I feel very lucky to have been able to escape Phila with everyone in 1 piece.. Thank You to the wonderful staff at Upper Perk.. You made my daughters transfermation very easy..
—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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female62%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 92% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 15%
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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2 Walt Rd
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Phone: (215) 679-5935

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