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63 Munchak Way
Scranton, PA 18510

(570) 348-3481
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June 07, 2014
Coming from the belly of newark nj this was the best school my kids have ever gone to and they made it big

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October 02, 2013
this school is great. So many great things ,great activities and everything so you should go here . I graduated from here and i loved it here . My friend goes to the nearby school Riverside and thats a great school too . They should put Riverside into the Scranton School District and then that would be awesome

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2013
This school and Riverside are the best schools in this area. There are very well classes like Honors, Law, Marketing, Engineering , etc. The principal is outstanding. I have NO problems with this school or with sending my child here. My children love it in this school and my grandson is in Riverside Junior-Senior High School this year and i had NO problems with that school either. So if you are looking for somewhere to send your child you should either send your child here otherwise if you are not in this district then you should send them to Riverside if you live in Moosic or Taylor

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January 31, 2011
School and education are what you make it. Scranton High is a great opportunity, but that is what it is. you will only get the education you put in to it. The school has great teachers, and decent staff. They do the best the can with the amount of students attending. Throughout my years at Scranton, I was never much of a trouble, so Im not personally familiar, but I've had friends who were in and out of trouble. Some dropped out, some graduated. but it was of their own choice or lack of effort, or private situation. But I went from summer school in the 7th grade, to graduating with honors from attending this high school. My teachers and friends helped me some, but most of it was through my own effort.

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2010
How come the high school has no free school bus passes for the students.. or school buses,, some people have a hard time making ends meet or owning a car..and buses are at times far away from their homes..

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October 07, 2009
There does seem to be genuine enthusiasm on the part of a certain percentage of the student body but I detected an underlying current of fear from a larger segment of the student body. It seems that there are two factions of students at war with each other here, something that really needs to be addressed soon.

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September 17, 2009
I think Scranton High School is the best because it has a great academic and sports programs. All three of my grandchildren have or are attending this school and are doing very well with their grades. It is a school that is color blind as far as the student population goes. There are many opportunities to make new friends of many different heritages. Which is a great step for better world peace and understanding. I think that they deserve to win this prize. B

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January 10, 2009
This school and the administration are FIRST CLASS!! I woudln't send my student to any other school in the area. My student left here with a top of the line education and attending a Ivy League school and graduated with a 3.8. Way to go SHS!

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August 31, 2008
My son is going into his Sophomore year and we have had nothing but problems with the staff of the high school. With one or two exceptions. My son is autistic and we have not gotten any support for his disability, have been told there is nothing to evaluate him with his behavioral difficulties (although the IDEA law says otherwise) and he has been repeatedly let down by staff and administration. If we could afford a private school, we would move him in a heartbeat. We are in the process of finding other families in similar situations to get support and ideas on how to move forward. As for support OUTSIDE of school - he is in therapy 10 hours a week. I would not recommend this school to anyone with a child with any learning difficulties -but its a great one for the 'star athlete'.

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September 18, 2006
The administration of this school is very poor. There has been consistent failure to meet the needs of children with special needs.

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October 05, 2005
The teachers at Scranton are excellent, good communication, willing to meet anytime & always call w/ updates. Extracurriculars are varied and accessible w/ great moderators who are truly interested in what they do. Most of the clubs and sports have their own parent supported booster clubs which vary in participation from my experience.

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April 30, 2004
My daughter transferred to Scranton High, from a Catholic school in her freshman year. During her freshman year it was noted that there was a learning disorder that had not previously been picked up. The counselors and teachers worked digilently with my daughter without any embarrassment to her. The support she received from the school transformed her grades, attitude, and personality giving her confidence, assurance and a positive attitude with herself, her school and the counselers. The empowerment that was instilled in her was dramatic. My view on Scranton High is one of excellence. The course of corrective action is indeed to be commended. They represent a team effort. If the student wants the help and the parent involvement is there any student will benefit in Scranton High School.. It is a great school, with deep concerns for the progress and direction of the student. No complaints here...

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2004
To the parent who states that the school does not handle her son's discipline problems well, I would ask what are you doing to handle your son's behavior problems? The school cannot be the 'parent' to 1800 students. Parents must accept the responsibility of parenting their own children. As an inner city school with all the problems that implies, the school provides the opportunity to obtain an excellent education to all students who wish to take advantage of this opportunity. If your son has discipline problems, put the responsibility of dealing with this issure where it belongs, with you and your son. The school can provide you with guidance, but you need to do the hard work.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
My child is a very intelligent boy, but he has discipline problems and just about passes. How do you really handle students who just do not fit 'in the general mode'? I do not wish to be a critic, but I do not think you handle students like him very well.

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Scranton High School
63 Munchak Way, Scranton, PA  18510
(570) 348-3481
Last modified Scranton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Scranton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top