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Knoch High School

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3 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted February 14, 2013

Our two teenagers attend KHS and we have been very pleased. The AP instructors are exceptional especially in the history and english departments. My children have been very fortunate to have excellent science instructors as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

Terrible teaching. Coaches that watch films in class. Others and just work for an easy paycheck. No one is passionate about teaching--other than maybe two history professors. There is no direction toward college. They expect you to figure that out on your own. Military recruiters at least two days a week in front of the most trafficked area--while maybe three or four 3rd tier state schools visit during the entire school year. If you care about your child's future at all--get them out of the South Butler School District with haste.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

I have had five children go through the high school. One is a current the senior. The other four have graduated; two in college; two graduated from college. They were all well prepared for college. The thing I appreciated most was that there was peer pressure to do the right thing which is contrary to the experience that I remember from high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

I hate this school! I was in the South Butler County School District from Kindergarten until my 10th grade year, which I completed. I was verbally harassed every day, told numerous teachers and administrators all of whom did nothing about the situation. Since I have transferred schools, my education experience has improved drastically. My grades have gone up, my confidence and self-esteem have increased, and my attendence now is astonishing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2008

Knoch is a really good school. I have attended the district since I was in kindergarten. The teachers are very supportive and they teach you a lot of valuable information. I wouldnt trade my education at knoch for any other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

If you're looking for a good, safe, school where the teachers truly care about the kids, then this is it. I was a student there and I also did some work as a substitute teacher later and I can tell you from both sides of the fence that it's a great place to be. Even the football team and the marching band get along. The school also takes part in and annual one month exchange with a sister school in Hann Muenden, Germany. This adds to the already fantastic learning experience.


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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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female52%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female98%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 99% 71%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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345 Knoch Rd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Phone: (724) 352-1700

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