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Tyrone Area High School

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4 stars

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Posted February 15, 2011

Second to none for the dollar invested in my kids! Great academic, athletic, musical, and vocational training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

This may be the best school district in the state. But there may be trouble because so many good teachers are leaving to go to other schools. They are not treated very nicely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

I found this school district to have extremely helpful and caring faculty and staff members. I know my son is recieveing a quality education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This may be the most amazing school in Pennsylvania! Test scores are among the highest in the state, of course, but what's truly amazing is how many students are special ed and low income--the numbers are way above average. Tyrone outperforms the wealthiest, most privileged high schools in Pennsylvania in writing and reading year in and year out--and they spend fewer dollars on instruction than 500 of the state's 501 school districts. A school that is truly beating the odds! There is no better place for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have two students enrolled in this school district. So far I am extremely satisfied with the academics and personal attention that the teachers have giving my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
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 97% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 Clay Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686
Phone: (814) 684-4240

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