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Waynesboro Area Senior High School

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Posted October 1, 2012

This is my first semester at Wanyesboro area senior Highschool. I came from Baltimore , Maryland to this school. I must say I haven't experience this much racism in my life until I went to this school. They do not like black people like that at all. Idk how many time I've heard racial slurs in this school. I really hate this school with a passion, these teachers act like they don't hear these slurs . They just sit there & let them say it. & it's really hard to get help with work because these teacher are mostly unavailable . They need coach classes or something . I came to this school with A's & B's I really not trying to fail. Ugh I just need this quarter & then ima try & prove to my parents I need to transfer. This school & atmosphere is said already they don't really like multi cultural people. & it's said by some of the teachers there self they are racist up there too. Soo i mean .... Also it's hard making friends here , a lot of times I don't have partners to work with . Teachers have to assigned me one because nobody will pick me or they would say no.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

I have only had a good experience with just a SMALL handful of teachers that were encouraging and took the time to help. Some would say at the beginning of the 1st semester that they are willing to stay after to help you, but they are pretty much unavailable and blame you for not doing well and dont bother to help. I was not a struggling to pass student but occasinally did need the extra assisatance. They don't keep very good track and let you fall behind easily though. You could be thinking you are going to be getting a B or possibly C and the progress reports come out (late mind you) and you are failing and need to make it up within a very short peroid of time with difficult projects. The programs are boring. The temperature was never regulated to provide a good atmosphere for learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

I attend Waynesboro now, and I think this school is great. The thing is the school is only as good as the amount of effort you apply to your education. As other comments say that Waynesboro has alot of violence, and AC problems, the kids choose to be violent but you don't have to put yourself in that since it's a rather large school and the AC problems were due to construction which was recently finished and the school looks amazing and no longer has these problems. Waynesboro is an excellent school and I'm proud to say I attend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

alot of violence in that school... not happy....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

horrible non AC school electric problems
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

Waynesboro Area Senior High School is a great school. I attended several different schools around the country from California to Texas to Maryland and my children have attended several different high schools as well and Waynesboro is one of the best. Waynesboro offers a good academic challenge as well as advanced classes that are well structured. Most teachers in the school are quite knowledgeable and have a passion for the subject matter they teach. My son has had the opportunity to participate in different sports as well as band. I agree that the sports program and other extra-curricular activities require additional zest (money). Parents need to provide better support as well. The school's requirement of a high school project instead of community service is a mixed bag, children are truly enriched by community service. I would prefer to see a graduation project that integrates a level of community service as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

waynesboro area senior high school has great academic programs. i learned alot from my child as they were going to that school. there is a wide variety of extra carricular activities so that the children don't get bored. and they try to keep parents involved. the only thing that i would say is bad about that school is the risk of violence in school.
—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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female29%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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 94% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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550 East 2nd St
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Phone: (717) 762-1191

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