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Shenandoah Valley Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 457 students

 
 

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Posted August 27, 2010

A long time ago I went to this school. At that time, 60s, the Principle was incompetent. The people at the school are still as ignorant, and uneducated as ever. The students who commented that they are ill-prepared after graduation speak the truth. The teachers and adminstrators from the 1960s on-ward have been the dregs of society. The Principle and then, if you can believe it, Superintendent was a fantical believer in corporal punishment and ran the school seflishly and like a prison without proper review of the ability of teachers to educate the children. He set the stage by example: no mentoring, no encouragement, no reviews, no progressive education. It is not only a school you do not want to have your children educated, but you do not want to be exposed to the tremendous ignorance and beligerance of the people in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

I am a student who attened Shenandoah Valley and grad. there. I was pretty well an A student and thought I knew my stuff.That was untill I attened my freshmen year at collage. I felt stupid not really knowing anything! Shen. does not teach you the things you need or should know, but only prep. you for the pssa's to pass. Think twice before you would decide to move your children to this district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

This school is a good school if we had more parents involved with there children education this would help. Dont leave everything up to the teachers us as parents have to help to.The teachers can only do so much but we have to reinforce what they teach.M y son has been going to this school and he has turned out to be a fine student and not just with the teachers help but also with his parents help so it works both ways. We need to get our kids involved in things and push them everything is out there for anyone to grab doesnt matter who you are what you are it is there if you want it bad enough. Your child can become what he wants it is there for him or her but you have to be a team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Very limited sports and extracurricular activities. The teachers teach to the tests, rather then for the student. The only thing important to them is that the school preforms well on state tests. Educational choices are limited or not there at all. Students are not prepared at all for further education in college, but rather secondary schools or factory work. The college drop out rate is very high from graduates because they are lost once they make it to a real school. The only way you would think it is a good school is if you were not aware of what other school offer their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

i really dont like this school it is not any good. the teachers dont help you on anything they just teach the lesson and their finished. the only way a person could like this school i if they have never been to another one out of that area. i gave this school 1 star because theres nothing lower
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

I go to this school and its great and i myself work on the webpage. The school is awsome 5 stars
—Submitted by a 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%

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

All Students70%
Female58%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students61%
Female56%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female35%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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 Students45%
Female56%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female27%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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

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 78% 71%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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805 West Centre St
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Phone: (570) 462-1957

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