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Germantown High School

Public | 9-12 | 70 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2011

Germantown high school has failed the no child left behind program for years, but cannot be overhauled without displacing a bunch of students. I feel sorry for whoever has to go here.


Posted September 21, 2009

I believe that Germantown has the potiential to be a leading role model for other schools . It has the necessary components to become a top notch school, the teachers and administrative staff work diligently to handle all issues that seem to render insuffientcies; to a level of control which allows the students to learn and grow. The extra curricular activities are outstanding, including the extra services and programs provided by the Americore foundation. I worked with Germantown students including the Administration, staff, teachers and diciplinary aids, and found them to be caring and attentive. Parents who also had youngsters enrolled in the after school program were often very willing to roll up their sleves and devote time and talent with and for their children. The very fact that Germantown opened it's doors to allow such a program, proves that it is worthy of recognition and praise.


Posted January 21, 2008

Germantown High has had some issues with its administration, teachers, and community in the past. Of late I have seen a change. There is an increase in the number of disruptive students being transferred out as well as a number of new and exciting programs coming in. The renovation of the library by community and the alumni as well as the response during the past King Day of Service has brought some of the pride back to the school.


Posted September 15, 2005

Germantown was once a neighborhood high school but I have noticed students coming from all over. It has gotten alot safer and they have a few good academic programs. Overall it seems to be a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

Germantown High School is any thing but a great school! I understand, and agree that any child attending school needs to put their own best foot' forward for their own future, but this is another one of those school that need a serious over-haul! Germantown High is not an organized school. You could ask a question concerning transfer issues. I had that problem. Before I got the right information about what to do, and who to talk to, it was too late to do any thing about it.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
6%

2009

 
 
2%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
29%
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 Students15%
Female11%
Male20%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female23%
Male10%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
Black1%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female63%
Male24%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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
Black 96% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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40 East High St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: (215) 951-4004

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