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Northern Potter Junior-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 276 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2009

this school is cool..everyone here is friendly..and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

I think Northern Potter is a great school. As a lot of other people have stated, there are some unfair teachers. They do need to make sure they are grading everyone equally and giving everyone equal chances. They also need to make sure that they are making ALL students abide by the rules and not just a few they don't really care about. Teachers should also eliminate the old 'pity passing'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

There is a teacher named Mrs. Pomeroy and Shes Great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2006

I am a student attending Norhtern Potter, and I have been for 12 years. In my opinion, the more recently hired and younger teachers seem to care more about the students well being and effort put forth in school work, and the other teachers that have been teaching well past there 35 year contract seem to be in it just beacause there bored and they want something to do. There are a few acceptions to this statment, such as Mr. Kibbe. He actuly cares about the students and has ample knowledge for his students to learn from. And, as someone already stated, teachers do special treatment to there favorate students. Sometimes even giving them an unfair grade point curve. The school might not have the best extracurricular activites, but the coaches make up for it. Nothern Potter is well know for its sports and always producing good seasons. Thank You.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

Northern Potter is a small school where everyone knows your buisness, not many activities, and some of the teachers are just plain rude. There is no diversity at this school, and the population of cows is larger than the population of people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2005

well,i do think that northern potter is quite the school. However, some of the teachers need to be reavaluated for there teaching skills with the students. There is one in particular teacher and i do not think she distributes the grades fairly among her students. i think the one thing that the faculty on Northern Potter could do is keep a closer watch on there grade books. And make sure all the students are being treated equally. thank you
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female65%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students64%
Female52%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female36%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students45%
Female44%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female81%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female36%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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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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 100% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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763 Northern Potter Rd
Ulysses, PA 16948
Phone: (814) 848-7534

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