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Northern Lehigh Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 587 students

 
 

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Posted March 16, 2009

I am currently a Junior in college and a graduate of NL. NL is a decent school. They have teachers that care and a good athletic program. Sure NL could improve in some areas but overall I would give them an average rating.


Posted May 19, 2008

Both of my children graduated from this school. Both of them were recruited at good colleges based on their athletic as well as their academic ability. While in college my oldest was on the deans list all but one year and participated in an internship that led to a good job right out of college. The other son is currently attending a top rated university and is on the deans list after the first semester. This should speak volumes about how well the schools prepared them. The town is small and many of the older population is concerned about the high taxes. For the most part the community supports the schools but there is a contingent that is dissatisfied with the high taxes and the current board needs to be watched so they do not undermine the strides in education the district has made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

I learned more in jail than I did in this high school. Honestly, the complete lack of education that I recieved at Northern Lehigh surely contributed to my life as an addict and a criminal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

I am very dissapointed with the quality of this school. My children come home and tell me awful things. They say the teachers are mean, and pick on them. None of the parents help out because of the school. If you send your child to Northern Lehigh, your child will hate you. They are very strict and will not let any of the kids have fun. When there are pep-rallys, the teachers ingore half of the student body. Please don't make the same mistake I did by letting my children go to Northern Lehigh. Send them to any school but this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

This school is a very good school and most of the youngsters that go here are brilliant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

I think are school needs to be more strict, there isnt enough discipline. The level on parent involvement is good, a lot of them try to participate in thier kids lives. The availbility of music and art are good. I believe we need more sports and kick out clubs (the ecology club, library club) we need to keep students fit... like a volleyabll team or a kickball team, more of the sports and less of the clubs. FBLA is a good culb to be involved in though. Northern Lehgih high School lets kids go on co- op which lets the student leave school to go to work, it's a great program!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2003

This school needs more safety. Maybe a policeman in the school. Somethings need to change at that school.
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female29%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 92% 71%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Slatington, PA 18080
Phone: (610) 767-9832

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