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Moniteau Junior-Senior High School

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Posted August 18, 2013

I actually know someone who GRADUATED from Moniteau and cannot even read! I'm not kidding. I's true! The school is a full year behind other school districts in the area. My daughter started here in 7th grade, she did the exact same work she did in 6th grade in Butler school district. They even used the same books she did in 6th grade there! There are several teachers who like to bully and intimidate students. The office is no help with this. The vice principal actually likes this quality in teachers. One male teacher will call girls "dogs" and bark at them if he doesn't think they are attractive looking! I talked the vice principal about this too, and she didn't care! The office people are extremely rude and unorganized. I'm surprised they get anything done in there. It's August 18th, right now, and I've never been notified when the first day of school is! I have absolutely nothing good to say about this school. If you're a football player or a cheerleader, you can do anything you want. If you are not , then you are not important to the teachers or staff. It's really a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

Moniteau is not the best school. I have been here 3 years and I still don't like it. I was in all honor classes when I transferred here, and now I don't even have a science, math, or a history class because they refused to give them to me. Now instead of having classes I needed, I have Music appreciation, two study halls, and a bogus cu math class(I do not consider this an actual math class). If I would of stayed at my other school I would of graduated a year earlier and now because this school I might not be able to graduate next year. Their 11th grade history class is a 9th grade class I toke at the 1st and 2nd high school I went to. The school cares little about the students education and more about their sports. Do NOT send your children to this school, they will learn nothing here!!


Posted August 7, 2011

Moniteau is not the best school for students. Bullying is a major problem, many faculty members just don't care about their students.


Posted February 16, 2010

A step above an inner-city school. I attended Moniteau coming from a wealthier family within the area. THe school's school is meeting standards, not educating and going beyond the scope of precedent. Advising is THE single worst element of the high school. Upon graduation I am attending a nationally top rated university, on my own merit. The advising program gave little inclination to what classes would benefit me, how SATs & ACTs measured activity, how to prepare for AP exams and I was clueless as to what an SAT2 was upon graduation. Teachers came from the area, and taught to the area mostly with the goal of community college or tech school..
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Super High school. My daughter, stepdaughter, and stepson, all have graduated from this school.Teachers, administrators and the facility have always strived to be top notch. This area is mainly farm country and can use extra money not generated in an area with more industry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

i love this school it is the best school ever it is fun and it has a lot of sports unlike other schools like i said it is a great school and it also has a good football team
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

Moniteau is a small school out in the country that cares very little about the childrens education. They focus more on sports than anything else. I run into an issue where my child was not aloud to participate in the Nationwide Holiday of 'take your child to work day' because she would be punished and not aloud to play her game that night, but, a child can go to school on the day of game day and get in trouble, serve their 'in school detention' and still participate in the game that night. What is that teaching our children? And the peer pressure in this school is horrible. The drugs arent quite as bad as some other schools but they are there. There are some teachers in this school that will tell you that they are there for a paycheck only and they really dont care if the students learn or not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

Moniteau is a non-diverse school that does place to much emphasis on sports and not enough on education. Although, they did have a wonderful agricultural education program until the teacher retired. Moniteau needs to place more emphasise on acedemics and their agriculture program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

Moniteau is a rural school that places too much emphasis on sports. With the introduction of the AP courses, Moniteau is beginning to challenge its students. There is a mix of dedicated teachers and some that ought to have retired long ago. Highlights for this school include the high school Science department, the English department, the music department and the Home Economics department. I was unhappy with the history department which for two years amounted to little more than a handwriting class. My Senior year of History however, was taught by a wonderful teacher Mr. Milo. What this school needs is a refocus on academic and the arts and less focus on sports. As far as small schools go, this was one with little to no peer pressures. I was never scared or worried about peer issues at this school.
—Submitted by a 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 80% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students91%
Female84%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female94%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female83%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female29%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female86%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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 98% 71%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1810 West Sunbury Rd
West Sunbury, PA 16061
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