Shamokin Area School District - Academic Achievement - High School

High School

Shamokin Area High School is located at 2000 W State Street, Shamokin. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010 the school had 748 pupils in grades 9th through 12th, with 356 pupils qualifying for the federal free or reduced price lunch due to family poverty. The school employed 42 teachers yielding a student:teacher ratio of 17:1.

In 2011, Shamokin Area High School declined to School Improvement I status due to not achieving a single academic metric. In 2011, the high school declined to Warning status. In 2010, the school achieved AYP status.

PSSAs
11th Grade Mathematics:
  • 2012 - 60%, on grade level (21% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 59% of 11th graders are on grade level.
  • 2011 - 66%, (15% below basic). State - 60.3%
  • 2010 – 68%, State - 59%
  • 2009 – 59%, State – 56%
  • 2008 – 45%, State – 56%
  • 2007 – 36%, State – 55%
  • 2006 – 35%, State – 53%
11th grade Science
  • 2012 - 29% on grade level (17% below basic). State - 42% of 11th graders were on grade level.
  • 2011 - 32% (12% below basic). State - 40%
  • 2010 – 33%, State - 39%. Shamokin ranked 17th out of 18 local 11th grades.
  • 2009 – 27%, State – 40%
  • 2008 – 24%, State 39%
11th grade Reading:
  • 2012 - 64% on grade level, Boys 59% | Girls 66% (9% below basic). State - 67% of 11th graders are on grade level.
  • 2011 - 60%, Boys 55% | Girls 67% (20% below basic). State - 69.1%
  • 2010 – 67.8%, State - 67% Ranks 13th out of 18 high schools in the CSIU region
  • 2009 – 71%, State – 65%
  • 2008 – 58%, State – 65%
  • 2007 – 72%, State – 65.4%
  • 2006 – 68%, State – 65%

College Remediation – In January 2009, research was presented to the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. The research examined course enrollment trends at the state’s 14 community colleges and the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The data, provided by PASSHE and the community colleges, showed that during the 2007–08 school year 19% of Shamokin Area High School graduates required costly remediation in math and/or reading before they could take regular college courses. This was the average remediation rate among the IU16 region's high schools. Less than 66% of Pennsylvania high school graduates, who enroll in a four-year college in Pennsylvania, will earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, one in three recent high school graduates who attend Pennsylvania's public universities and community colleges takes at least one remedial course in math, reading or English.

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