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Red Lion Area Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 910 students

 
 

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Posted November 8, 2013

I absolutely adored this school when my son was here, and the teaching staff is top notch! I could not be prouder to have my son at this school, and would love to see my other children attend the JR High as well. The teachers are so hands on, with contacting parents to even let you know how wonderful your child is, to group conferences to discuss your child and be on the same page for the different teachers. I had a bullying situation that was handled with lightening speed by the principal, and left me & my son feeling like they really cared! They continued to check in and make sure all was good with him. Way to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

I'm a student currently in eighth grade at Red Lion Junior High, and I am overall, very pleased with my school. I enjoy the fact that the eighth graders have 3 different level mathematics classes (not including remedial); CPM (College Preparatory Math), Algebra 1A (A more advanced class), and Advanced Algebra (9th grade level). I like that because I feel mentally stimulated taking Advanced Algebra, and having the option to switch out if it seems too difficult. The variety of things we do at the school is amazing; dances, fun day, chorus, show choir, band, jazz band, songfest, a bunch of sports, etc. I highly recommend this school if people are looking to move to Pennsylvania.


Posted October 14, 2009

i am now a ninth grader and looking back at my jr high years i miss them very much! the princapal is wonderful and so are all the teachers i absouletley love this school anyone that gets to go here is lucky. take advantage of it while you can if you are there when you get to the high school that guidence in making sure your work is done you have to be independent than. i love this school to death!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

I a student at RED LION AREA JUNIOR HIGH! I am really pleased with this school. All of the teachers are very nice and u learn everything needed to be learned to be a successful student.... But this school does not tolerate inapropriate behavior..... Overall this is an amazing school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2008

I am a parent with a child in Red Lion junior high, and am not pleased at all with the teachers. Difficult getting to speak with any of the teachers or getting a conference with any. They definately do not put 110% and have any pride in thier jobs. They are not willing to go the extra mile with students. I get the impression that most of them are there for the paycheck not the career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

definatly a really good school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2006

Red Lion School district is by far one of the best disctricts if you have a special needs child. I have found that they bend over backwards to give your child the learning support the child needs. They also take on the resposibility of helping your child with homework and extra help. I have never had such an easy year as a parent and my son is making honor role for the very first time. The academic programs are comparable to other districts. Not superior but not worse then some of the best school districts in the state. Parent involvement is appreciated and received with open arms. They have many clubs and sports programs for the child to join. If you have heard 'bad' things about York county
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

I think that our school should have metal detectors. Other than that I think Red Lion Junior High is the best in the York County. I am a seventh grader. All my teachers are really cool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2004

Red Lion Area Junior High is a great school. I am an eighth grader there. Everyday there is something new to learn. The teachers are wonderful and are always willing to help. I wish every child could attend this great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2004

I think this school is a very together school.
—Submitted by a 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

430 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

423 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
72%
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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

420 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

416 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

414 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

438 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic92%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic86%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic62%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female80%
Male61%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnic64%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Country Club Rd
Red Lion, PA 17356
Phone: (717) 244-1448

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