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West Chester Henderson High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 18, 2014

I've spent four years at Henderson and it's been a great experience. The school offers tons of clubs, sports, activities for the students along with stellar academics. The teachers, administrators, and support are second to none. The community feeling across the school fosters a positive learning environment.


Posted April 30, 2013

Henderson was a great school to prepare you for success in college. The equipment made available to students is exceptional and the teachers are challenging but welcoming.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2011

The leadership in this school is top notch and its administrators have implemented a culture that fosters mutual respect between the students and the teachers/admin. Most kids who go to Henderson want to be there -- and it shows in their academics, PSSAs, athletics and social interactions. It's met and exceeded our expectations on all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

Great student educational and socialization experience. Proactive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

Our son transferred into Henderson this year from a Charter School. My husband, myself and our son are thrilled that we made the change. Because our son carried an IEP, the school that he came from did not evaluate him correctly and he was not given the credits he needed to graduate with his class. Because of this, he has agreed to take a heavy schedule (no lunch) and take classes during the summer to be placed with his graduating class next near. Our son is excited to be at Henderson, the teachers have been phenominal in getting him adjusted to a public environment, the academics are outstanding, and the parental involvement is beyond anything that we've encountered at the other school. Putting your child into a different scholastic environment is challenging but when you get into the right school, it is so worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

It's an alright school... There are too many students that get high and quite honestly get drunk too often though. :'( And the teachers aren't so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Great school with great leadership and teacher involvement!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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 85% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Montgomery Ave
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 266-3300

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