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West Shamokin Junior/Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 584 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2007

The staff at WSHS is very involved with the students and their academic achievement. They are willing to take the extra mile to insure that each student receives the most assistance with their schoolwork, even if it means providing after-school help. The principal deals with each disciplinary referral on a student-parent-principal basis and handles your concerns personally. The extracurricular activities are both stimulating and beneficial to the students' advancement and improvement. The classes are small and the overall atmosphere is positive and optimistic when it comes to your child's learning process. West Shamokin High School is in my opinion, the best education provider inside the Armstrong School District.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
77%
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 60% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female93%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female85%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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 Students60%
Female52%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female34%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 98% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 8%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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