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Saegertown Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 629 students

 
 

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Posted August 31, 2013

I have a child at Saegertown high. This school is very "cliquey". Any child that is differant or isn't in sports gets bullied. The teachers and office staff let rules bend depending on gender or if you are helping thier sports program. The education is very lacking,my child took a mandatory communications class for two years and all my child did was reports. Where's the communication training in that? My child learned nothing when is comes to speaking properly in interviews or in life situations. I would not recommend this school or any school in penncrest school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

I am a former student of this school. People put comments that the school is "cliquey." I think every school is like this, and it depends on your perception of it and what kind of person you are. You can stay right in the middle of the road like I did and be perfectly happy not letting "cliques" or certain last names affect your life. The teachers are great, I would say 80% or 85% of them have a real passion for educating kids and love their job, and people should have no fear of moving to this area. I moved to another location in Pennsylvania and Saegertown is leaps and bounds above other public schools in PA, and I can only hope my child(ren) can receive a decent education and experience like I did.


Posted October 14, 2009

Saegertown is a fantastic school academically, especially for the size of the community. But the other reviews are accurate, these people are snobs and take snobbery to an obsessive, almost surreal level. As a teenager it took me watching the movie 'Jawbreaker' to understand the cinematic-grade fantasy these people elevate themselves into. If you value your children's social skills, do not let them near this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

As a former student, I believe it is important to note that there is a big difference between achieving satisfactory PSSA scores and preparing students for future success. While the English department is extraordinary, the math and science departments are unable to competently prepare their students for any technical curricula


Posted December 4, 2008

Diversity and civility should be a top focus for this school to acheive more than fantastic test scores. There are some fabulous and caring educators and adminstrators in this school, but the tendency for cliques is a product of a small community with old and deep roots. A difficult achievement, but not impossible to help students adjust socially and emotionally to a small town school atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I have to agree with the October 20th post. One thing that I've noticed in Saegertown is it is very cliquey. There are some old families established in the community and it is difficult for outsiders to fit in. It is a strange little town with very little to do and offers very little middle ground. You either are or you aren't. Sadly, this is carried to the schools where there are many wonderful teachers, but students flounder socially. Diversity and civility should be a top focus for this school to acheive more than fantastic test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

As a faculty member of this school with knowledge of several local schools I can honestly saying SHS students and teachers should be proud of the job they are doing. All schools have problems but SHS goes to great lengths to continue to improve in all aspects of education. To the former student who is upset with the petty behind the scenes behavior of other students, I believe it is time for you to grow up as well. Please rate a school on their educational performance not your social experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2005

Saegertown has fantastic PSSA scores and the teachers are well educated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2004

Saegertown High School students are very narrow minded and need to realize there is a bigger world out there than just Saegertown. Maybe the people at Saegertown should attempt to teach their kids to have a broader out look on life. Someday the students at SHS will be faced with real problems and it will not concern what someone else is wearing or if they are 'popular' or not.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female91%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female93%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female95%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 Students63%
Female54%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 93% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18079 Mook Rd
Saegertown, PA 16433
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