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Wyomissing Area Junior-Senior High School

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Posted January 2, 2014

Best public school in the state Ranked #4 this year and 200 nationally This is a fact for 2013 I have 2 sons now in med school and another who is playing athletics at the highest level in college with a full scholarship this year. Thanks to all who have mentored and helped at WYO. Moving here was one of our great decisions. Kids were educated K-12 and are products of this great school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Wyomissing is a good school as long as your child is either an athlete or a gifted student. If your child is in between, a student who could excel with a little help or is not interested in sports, then your child will fall through the cracks and be left behind. There is no in between. I would not reccomend sending your child to this school if you are new to the community. The students become numbers, not individuals, and that is unacceptable.


Posted May 24, 2012

Wyomissing is an excellent school. I particularly enjoyed the attention I received due to the size of classes and dedication of the teachers. There are some teachers at Wyo that would feel at home at an excellent college and they prepared me well for college. I think it was and still is a great place to go to school. I graduated in '08 and just graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.


Posted November 21, 2009

i love my school the teachers are great and so are the students :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2007

A very good school with many top standards which had the best test scores in Berk's County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Not the best school in Berks by a long shot!!! Been in Wyo over 7 years. Schooling here is hit and miss. Our kids have high IQs and super involvement, yet stuggle continually with socialization issues (bullying in particular) This districts superb 'reputation' is holdover from the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

Wyomissing Area Jr/Sr High is a good school for those parents fortunate enough to have exceptionally bright children. However, if your students has any special needs Wyomissing not only does not provide the necessary help, they hinder academic progress.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 29, 2005

Wyomissing has an excelent cirriculum and array of classes. Certainly one of the best public schools in the state if not the nation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 17, 2005

Great school, but can be better. It has a great location. It also has good supervision.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

Wyomissing is the best school in the county. It has a very good student teacher ratio. The teachers care about the students and are concerned with them due to the low population of the school. Students get more interction and one on one time with teachers. The technology and resources provided for the students is also state of the art. The curriculum allows the students to be well rounded and excell in their transition to college. A close knit community and school, personal attention from faculty, decent amount of school work, and accelerated programs will help any student exceed to their finest. I graduated from Wyomissing last year, and my freshmen year at college is a breeze. I was taught all the required skills to excell in college and life. My parent's choice to send me to Wyomissing was probably one of their best decisions for me.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
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%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female98%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female74%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 Students73%
Female66%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female47%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 77% 71%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Black 6% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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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630 Evans Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: (610) 374-0739

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