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Exeter Township Senior High School

Public | 7, 9-12 | 1422 students

 
 

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Posted November 30, 2011

Exeter Senior High School is the culmination of the excellent education offered by all of the Exeter township schools. Much better than surrounding area school districts - that's why we stay here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

exeter is probably the fakest school. there is absolutely NO diversity and a good 80% of the students do drugs. there is also a lot of bullying that doesn't get handled properly. like a facebook group aimed at one person. fakest school ever, they have so many issues that get covered up. unless ur preppy and white, good luck dealing with this horrid school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

I have passed up several career opportunities requiring relocation because of how strongly I beleive in ETSD. It is that important to me for my son to graduate from Exeter Township Senior High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

I used to go to a different school, Daniel Boone, and then I moved to Exeter. I Loved it! It ha a superior music program and much better academics. Im glad I moved!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

My son just graduated and my daughter is a Freshman. I can honestly say that the ESD has embraced being a very large part of the community, and they do a wonderful job with preparing thier graduates to viable/ productive members of the community. If you or your child is hungry for education (of all types and of all levels) then Exeter is the place for you. The teachers and staff are there for the kids and truly care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

Exeter is an ok school its better than alot of the schools around. Our school has lots of clubs and atheltics. overall If youre moving into reading exeter is definatly one of your better options over boone or aintetm.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

I just graduated from Exeter and I think that although it may have its problems, the education I have come out with is far superior to my peers at college. I have read much higher level books, know more complicated math and science skills, and most importantly have a much deeper drive to succeed and do well in school. I love Exeter and given the chance would certainly move back with my own family and feel quite confident with the education my children would receive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

This school is absolutly amazing!!!!!! I never want to leave! ~Christina
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

The teachers go out of their way to help the students and to motivate them to work harder as their own children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

Exeter has very good extracurricular activities and academic programs but not a lot of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

Exeter implemented integrated subjects and block scheduling several years ago. It was a disaster. My daughter never had homework because the teachers used the extra time in the class for homework. Integrated math was a total failure. My daughter, and many others came out of Exeter without the most basic understanding of math basics. Remedial math in college was required. The school board would nto respond to parent complatints until the SAT stores started tanking. Take a look for your self at the SATs over the last few years. They are trying to change, so I recommend parents keep up the pressure if you want your children to receive a quality education. I moved out of the district because of the schoold.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

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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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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67%

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72%

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70%

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58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

297 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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72%

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75%

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65%

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70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

296 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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51%

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48%

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46%

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47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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91%

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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

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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 Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female45%
Male57%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
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 90% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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