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Eastern York High School

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4 stars

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Posted May 14, 2014

.Lacks support of the marching band and has little appreciation of the students that put in the hard work to represent this school. There are This school falls extremely short compared to other schools in the area. Also the alert phone messages you get on you home phone from the Prnicipal are not at all accurate and your calls are not returned you have questions regarding that message. The parents are mislead ..due to inaccurate messages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

Seems like a good school, my kids are doing well and have a great attitude. What this school needs is to concentrate on is their marching band. It is really embarassing how other schools compare..this I do not blame on the band members or directors they are so strong to put up with what they are given and deserve better. The band IS important they represent the school. Times are tough..yes BUT what does it take to give a pat on the back?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

I am a recent graduate from Eastern York, and overall I loved high school. I was actively involved in the athletics and music department. Eastern was always praised for the well-behaved and talented students with great sportsmanship. I am attending a college in New York, and I have noticed that although I personally did not score as well on the SAT's, I have learned more and got more out of my high school education compared to other students that have attended private and Catholic schools at my university. I felt very safe at school, and there was a place for everyone. I noticed that overall, the students, faculty and administration got along well which made school enjoyable and productive. I recommend this school if you are looking for a school with a great view and an emphasis on helping your child become well-rounded, happy, and appreciated.


Posted September 19, 2009

When I went to school there it was a awesome school! Great teachers who really care about their students and getting them the best education they possibly can!


Posted July 5, 2005

The quality of academic programs is very good. My child has access to many sports, music and extracurricular activities. I find that many parents are involved and interested in helping.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

I am also an Eastern graduate. I must say that I was in the business track there thinking I would not attend college but would go into the working world. I ended up changing my mind and going on to college. I first earned a two year degree in accounting. After I immediately transferred and went on to earn my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. My motivation for wanting to become an accountant was my accounting teacher at Eastern. She was a terrific teacher! My motivation for becoming a teacher instead was the teachers I encountered from my own education in Eastern York School District. I can't say I wouldn't have been better prepared if I had chosen the academic track, but I did just fine without it. I would definitely send my child to Eastern. There's a great mix of people there. It's all of what you make of it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2004

I noticed the other review, and I'm not a parent either, but also a former student (1989). I, like many others, was not entirely fond of high school. However, after going to college and on to grad school, I can honestly say that Eastern School District prepared me for the competition I faced from other students, while allowing me to express my scholastic and athletic abilities in a safe and supportive environment while I was there. Now that I'm in my early 30s and thinking about my (future) children, I can only hope they can go to a school that is even close to what I experienced at Eastern High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

I'm not a parent, actually, just a former student to Eastern York. I've gone to Eastern my entire life, and I can honestly say that they have not provided me with the tools I needed to get through life. I definitely would not suggest this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 93% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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Wrightsville, PA 17368
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