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Shippensburg Area Senior High School

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Posted April 2, 2014

My children had and are having a positve experience with the Shippensburg schools. The "hands on" learning style of most of the teachers is greatly appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

The quality of the academic programs is based heavily on the great abilities of the teachers to encourage learning in their classrooms. Most extracurricular activities are available and even some that I have not seen in other schools.


Posted November 3, 2011

I graduated from SASHS in 97. I loved my time there!! Great programs and staff.


Posted April 29, 2010

I have a child enrolled at Ship and I have to say I regret my decision of sending her there. The school is so disorganized! They fail to annouce important things and focus too much on sports. They need a staff that is committed to what they're doing. My daughter's math teacher refused to teach the class and allowed them have lesiure time on the computers instead of focusing on acedimcs. The assistant principal is a discrace to the entire school district he elimnated all assemblies and other school activties. He needs to either be fired or removed. He is the main cause of the school's trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I'm a parent of two recent SAHS graduates (2003 and 2006). Both of my daughters went on to college at small private liberal arts colleges, and both major in biology. One is presently in graduate school, having graduated cum laude with honors, while the other is a Dean's list student in her junior year. Both kids have done very well in their respective endeavors, and both believe that their SASD education has contributed substantially to their present academic success. No school district can do much for kids who don't want to work and whose parent don't expect them to do so. The percentage of graduates who go on to college from SAHS is not that impressive (this is rural South-central PA after all), but for those with the proper drive and work ethic, the SAHS classes and teachers will help them get where they want to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

This school is okay but it could be a lot better. To me this school picks favorites(teacher's pets, etc). This school's administration is good but they do overreact on certain things. SASHS's biggest problem is the whole favorites thing it ridiculous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

I think that Shippensburg is a perfect school for students. The teachers are more than willing to help you succeed and achieve your best. You are not lost among the crowd. Everyone is there to cheer you on in you academic endeavers


Posted February 10, 2008

I feel that it is a good school for fundementals for this region, they actually take the time to help you with your problems. Although I think it is too much of a small town, and some of the authroity figures of this school, give in to small town gossip.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2004

As illustrated by the above examples, Shippensburg area schools, despite good intentions, are less than satisfactory in preparing students in the basics of math, science, reading and writing. I found myself ill-prepared for upper-level education, especially when compared with my fellow students from more urban areas such as Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Though the greater Shippensburg area is able to offer a safe, close-knit community in which to raise children, its isolation, more often than not, works in its disadvantage. I sincerely hope that these shortcomings have been examined and improved in the six years since my graduation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2004

I am a current student at Shippensburg Area High School. Overall this is a pretty decent school. The school is a very close knit group of people. Most students families know each other. A lot of the parents and teachers actually went to SASHS, graduated then went on to the university. Over the past 3 years the number of students has drastically increased. You may only have a few minutes to eat lunch. The hallways are becoming very crowed. Sometimes even to a point where you are at a stand still. A lot of students elect to go to the Franklin County Career and Tech School in a nearby town. There are a lot of student teachers are always in the building. There are many courses to choose from. There are not a lot of options of early granduation. The co-op program for senors is lacking. Shippensburg High is a 'nice' place to grow up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2004

Overall, I have loved my time at Shippensburg. It is a friendly environment the we are challenged and well cared for by teachers, staff, and administration. I recommend the school to anyone looking to move to the area, it prepared myself well for college.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female72%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female85%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 90% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 Eberly Dr
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: (717) 530-2730

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