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Shamokin, PA
Students enrolled: 726

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2000 West State St
Shamokin, PA 17866

(570) 648-5731
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February 25, 2015
This school prioritizes its sports programs over education. I almost failed out of university because what I was told by this school I had learned (with A's to show for it), either wasn't learned or wasn't learned up to par with the rest of the students. I ended up having to learn a lot of math concepts I should have learned in high school on my own time while trying to complete engineering classes with barely passing grades. I learned after I graduated that the most beneficial programs to my future had been cut from the Shamokin Area High School Curriculum, likely due to cuts in state education funding. I learned from other college bound students that they also felt that their education at Shamokin Area High School did not adequately prepare them for a future. The facilities at this school are very good , and I can tell that the administration is probably trying to do the best they can with a lacking tax base and a lack of state funding, but I just wasn't prepared.

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August 04, 2009
I am a parent who has children who have graduated and still attend this school district. The facilites are beautiful, the staff goes above and beyond to help everyone. Education is the top priority here. They help anyone who wants to achieve meet their goals. Parents must also be involved for a child to achieve. The sad reality is, this is a low income area and some parents do not make their children attend school or push them for success. That is the main reason drop out rates are higher and testing scores are low. When someone does not care, it reflects on those who do. I think that stinks, but it is the system. Shamokin is a fantastic place to raise children, a caring community, and a top notch education and experience if you want it. I wouldn't dream of being anywhere else, my kids feel the same.

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2008
I am a current student at Shamokin Area High School. I know many people think this is a bad school, but I would not leave it for any other. It is big on education and they get you involved with sports,activities, and clubs. If you have a problem they have people their to help. All I know is that they want you to succeed almost as much as your parents do. I wish more people would see that. Shamokin is awesome and I would never leave it to go anywhere else.

- submitted by a student

June 27, 2008
first off I am a student at SAHS. This is a great school. Education is a major priority over sports here. Also extracuricular activities are needed in a persons life. colleges dont just look at your SAT scores or you GPA. They look at what activites you participate in and how you balance everything between school, activities and family life. Students just dont try in our school, but for the few that do we dont deserve to be put down by saying that we go to a horrible school. Yes our school has donated such things as a beautiful Basketball gymnasium and Turf Football field because of succeses we've accomplished in recent years and they have been rightly desreved. But education is the first priority in our school examples such as being a dual enrollement program and the newly donated mac laptops so dont listen to that other person

- submitted by a student

December 26, 2007
This school has time and time again proved that sports is more important then a childs education. They spend more on sports and care more for sports then a quality education. What good is a great facility when drop out rates are high and the children do not believe they receive a great education. As a teacher and a parent I do not recommend this school at all for a quality education.

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Shamokin Area High School
2000 West State St, Shamokin, PA  17866
(570) 648-5731
Last modified Shamokin Area High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shamokin Area High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top