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Southern Huntingdon County High School/Middle School

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Posted July 2, 2014

Worst school ever. Worst place to live ever. Everyone only cares about drama and almost every girl that graduates the year after gets pregnant and can't afford to raise a child.


Posted May 23, 2011

This school has its share of problems as many do, to much administration not enough treating all students the same. But don't be afraid of this school as a 1978 grad. Myself and many others were prepared for life,which is hard to teach!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

Southern Huntingdon County school district is a fantastic school for children who are there to LEARN. In reading most of the posts that are negative regarding the school, they are mainly from students. From an adult who has attended and went on to pursue a higher degree, I felt very well prepared to reach my educational goals from the foundational education I recieved at SHC's schools. I attended more than one high school and found that ultimately the little country school offered more challenging work. Also ask any employer who hires graduates from SHC and Huntingdon's Juniata colleg and they will tell you the character of the people is over all a higher caliber!


Posted August 10, 2008

I have taught and my children have attended a number of schools in Pennsylvania as well as other states. Southern Huntingdon County High School is by far, the best public school I have ever encountered. As a rule, Southern graduates develop the most important indicator of success: Character, and a strong work ethic...When they reach the post high school world, they literally soar above the competition. I am so very thankful the structure, the programming, the supervision, and the thoughtful dedication of the staff at Southern Huntingdon..And, no, I don't work there...But, I've sent 5 children through..And, they are doing great work in college, work, and life..And, so is almost everyone compared to other areas...The Appalachian lifestyle might not be for everyone, but the quality education, the character, and the strong work ethic you find here is what has made this country great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I really liked this school. Sure there were some hassles, but overall this school was great! It felt like home to me. I am graduating now so I hope that people in the future can appreciate this school the way I did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

This school has a lot of teachers that like to sit on their comptuers and send Im's back and forth all day. they like to be in little clics and not help the students. most of them are just there for the pay check and they know that. and there are some there that like to do stuff for the kids. the prinicpal is a joke.. he is soo unfair to a lot of kids in that school, kids get away wtith stuff and then there are others that get detentions for it. so yea he is a joke.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

This school worries more about looks/piercings/hair color/sports than the education of the students. It is a matter of who you are. My children get a better education from me & doing Blended than the time spent in the classroom, minus all the hassles. I could go on but basically it comes down to the school is a joke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

There is not a thing wrong with the school. Grant it there are some things that go on in this school that are not known to parents but after i graduated i moved to different states and found out that souothern is not that much different than any other school


Posted May 31, 2007

I was a graduate of Southern Huntingdon, and I'll be honest with you. This is probably the absolute worst School in the state. Parents aren't told anything. Teachers express total apathy. Basically 150 words doesn't give me nearly enough to explain what is wrong with this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 25, 2007

This school has its up and downs but, mostly downs. Kids can be cruel and that's exactly what I hate about this school.I feel there's not a lot of parent involvement. For example, my mom has no idea about anything that happens in the school. They should keep parents updated. The only thing they update her on is if I do something wrong! I think CAMS(Chambersburg Area School District) is better than Southern Huntingdon. So, my parents and I are moving to Chambersburg!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2005

In my opinion for the two years that i was there the southern huntingdon school system was really unfair to people who werent popular or who were in foster care. they think differently about everyone and are extremely prejudicial, and racial.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%

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 80% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%

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 76% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
80%

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 60% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female66%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female35%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female23%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 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

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