Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Penns Valley Area Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 653 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted November 5, 2009

Great special needs program director who actually cares about the kid, not the $$$$$
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

This school shows very little concern for the students with disabilities. Bullying and discrimination are rampant and discipline is only administered to those students who are not born and bred 'valley kids'. The school principal's decisions and actions are erratic at best. The curriculum is 1-1 1/2 years behind the neighboring school district. The only students who graduate prepared for college are those who do not have any type of learning disabilities. I definitely would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

This school is a very safe environment and always seems to care about the overall well being and high standards of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

My three children graduated from PV and all felt extremely well prepared for college academics. They were able to continue successfully and all made the dean's lists at their respective schools! This area is very much the 'village' to raise a child kind of area with neighbors looking out for each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

This school is very rural in nature and is very Christian in its orientation. The school choir, to which both of my Buddhist children belong, only sings Christian songs. Students are not encouraged to seek alternatives to traditional curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2004

We recently moved into the Penns Valley area after living in another close school district. I am amazed at the difference. In their old school they were doing average work and did not feel challenged at all. Penns Valley teachers seem determined to make a difference in their students education by encouraging them and giving them support. I could not be more pleased with the results! An excellent school that gives all students a chance to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female64%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 98% 71%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

4545 Penns Valley Rd
Spring Mills, PA 16875
Phone: (814) 422-2000

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Woodside Amish School
Spring Mills, PA


Woodside School
Spring Mills, PA


Windy Poplars School
Centre Hall, PA


Kramer Gap School
Centre Hall, PA


Sunnyside School
Madisonburg, PA


Elk Creek School
Madisonburg, PA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT