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Owen J Roberts High School

Public | 9-12 | 1485 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 9, 2013

Owen J Roberts is a wonderful school! the staff really cares about their students and tries their hardest to make them succeed in their schooling and in life. The school is beautifully maintained. The students care about each other and are respectful and highly motivated to succeed. I will always cherish the memories I made at Owen J Roberts!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2013

this school is amazing! it has a motivating and positive atmosphere. the students are very mature and responsible and the teachers are highly skilled and always work hard to make sure the students have what they need to succeed. the school is well maintained and very clean and the lunches are great too. this is an absolutely wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2012

Honors classes are excellent and challenging. College prep classes are still dull and boring with the less talented teachers. Now career track students are programmed into these classes and have even weakened them further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

The penultimate word to describe the atmosphere at the Owen J. Roberts High School is spectacular. Owen J. Roberts has provided me the opportunity to matriculate to a top tier world university. The high school's academic programs are outstanding and interesting. Students at Owen J. Roberts are generally highly motivated, and the school supplements this motivation by supplying students with a passionate teaching staff, and a pretty campus with great facilities. It is BETTER than private education. Honestly I have witnessed more peers matriculate to top schools out of OJR than ANY of the local private schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2010

You reap what you sow. College prep classes are typically dull and filled with apathetic students. That said, the school offers an excellent advanced tract. Students can begin taking AP classes as early as 10th grade. The atmosphere in these classes are completely different. The students show interest and the teachers interact with the students. The class size is also much smaller. I have 3 AP courses this year where the class size ranges from 11 to 14 students. The administration is very intent on fostering a sense of community and increasing the degree of communication. The new Student Council has engaged in talks with administrators and succeeded in addressing student complaints. The district does place a little too much emphasis on the PSSAs, but it doesn't hinder actual learning. We had multiple students accepted to Ivy's last year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2010

While standardized testing is important, it is NOT everything that should be expected of a teaching institution. When moving into the Chester County area, my husband and I researched many schools, before making the decision to send our children to OJRHS. I can tell you, our research AND parent interview process was extensive, and, based on our findings, determined that OJRHS was the best choice for my children's OVERALL development. We have since moved out of the area, but had one child graduate from this excellent school. It's sad that the School Board fiasco has tarnished the district a bit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I don't agree with the person that said that PSSA scores were all this school cares about. Don't listen to them this school is awesome!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2009

The students at Owen J Roberts are awesome. They genuinely care about being an active part of the learning community
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2009

My son goes to Owen J. High School and it has been such a great experience so far. The teachers email me, call me and respond to me and my concerns very quickly. They are all willing to help any way that they can. Very good school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I used to feel like the teachers didn't care about us succeeding or trying to get us involved but I have realised now in my sophomore year that the school has a totally new attitude towards learning. Teachers are more involved in getting everybody in their classes to participate. If students have any learning disabilities the school will take care of them by giving them a support class to get help in or even an aide to help you through the day. The business and art classes are excellent in this school and I love going to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2005

Overall, we've been very pleased. Communications between parents and teachers could be better and the refusal by some teachers to use the school's computerized grading system is frustrating. Facitilities are top notch. Athletic facilities rival or exceed those of Div II colleges. If the students are any indication, the future is bright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

They have a good sports program and excelllent facilities
—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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

336 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
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 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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981 Ridge Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
Phone: (610) 469-5101

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