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Cranberry Area Junior-Senior High School

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Posted October 12, 2011

The teaching staff is good, but the student body is one of the least mature I have ever seen. They can be very intolerant, probably mostly cause it is a small town and they are not as exposed to differences as some schools. I got along with most teachers, and they were generally found to be very helpful. All in all, its a good school with a poor student body


Posted April 27, 2010

excellent school for helping children with learning needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Teachers seem to be helpful and supportive. The student body is cliquish and unwelcoming. Discipline against violent acts is not enforced well. Administative staff can be rude and abrupt when issues are confronted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

Cranberry is a decent school, but not the best. The teachers are nice and helpful, and they are very qualified for what they teach. Some of them do act odd, though, since this school is in a small town, of course. The lunches here are delicious, and there is a wide variety. In addition, this school offers many programs and activities including the 'gifted' program. Since there aren't many students here, peer pressure isn't terrible, but still exists. I disagree with some of the rules here, but like a said, Cranberry is just a decent school, not the greatest. I do have to say it is likely the best school in the area, compared to Oil City, Franklin, A-C Valley, etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

I went to Cranberry all through my academic career and loved it. The teachers are courteous and offer extra help if the student needs it. They offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities all taught by qualified individuals. I wouldn t trade my memories from school at all.


Posted September 1, 2008

Controlled environment, very small high school. Poor academics, focus to push students through. Little support offered for those struggling students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

This school is your average small town high school. There are not very many kids in the school, and that means that you're going to run into everyone a lot more often. This way at least we're exposed to each other quite a bit, forcing civil interaction. There are some very questionable features of some staff, but there are many more highly respectable and caring staff memebers. It's a safe school, but small and options are not as expansive as most other schools (as far as specialization in specific programs), but (most of) the departments make up for the lack of specialization by providing a diverse learning experience in whatever study they teach. I'm about to finish my last year there, and I enjoyed it, but it lacks diversity in population and culture because of the environment. So it is a nice school, but I'm ready to move.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2007

Cranberry is the worst school by far I have ever attended. I attended my senior year there, and it was awful. It is extremely poorly run. The students in the school are extremely misbehaved, mean, and cruel people. It is not a welcoming school by any means. Its not a big happy family. People go out of their way to be cruel to people who don't fit in. It is a ridiculous environment for learning. I suggest anyone considering sending their children here find a new school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2005

Pinegrove Elementary is a wonderful place to educate children. Its size allows for a family like atmophere, but make no mistake, its curriculum is cutting edge. Add to that the newly remodeled facilities, and you have a top notch elementary school. The teachers are all highly qualified and the parents are very involved. Students who attend Pinegrove consistantly score above average on the P.S.S.A. This is fantastic school and I'm lucky that my children were able to attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I went to Cranberry and I loved it and I still do everyone gets along there and no one is excluded! You are all like one big happy family and from one person to another they become known and are never made fun of.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female71%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female65%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 98% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Seneca, PA 16346
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