Five stars for excellence! I graduated with straight "A" in my senior year. The teachers are fabulous! The location is nice too.
Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School is a public high school in Cambridge Springs. The principal of Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School is Mr David Nuhfer. 557 students attend Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 34% of the 557 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cambridge Springs Junior-Senior High School is 13:1. General McLane High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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Unfortunately the education is below average. Nothing against the teachers they do what they can but this school's main focus is on PSAT scores and nothing else. My oldest graduated 4th in his class and went to college to find himself completely unprepared academically. College is hard the role of high school is to prepare the kids both academically and mentally. Neither which this school does. Each year I see more kids leaving to be home schooled or sent to private schools. This is a message that cannot be ignored. My youngest two children now attend private school and there is simply no comparison in the educations. If you expect more from the students and push them to excell they will. There are several teachers in this school that are gems. To them I say thankyou.
As both an alumni and now a teacher in this school I can honestly say that Cambridge has one of the best curriculum programs around. Advanced academic classes are available with college credits granted at the local university and as both a former student and a teacher of the discipline I can honestly say that the art program like so many others here is fantastic. Both technology and traditional means are all emphasized in ways that prepare students for real world application in software knowledge as well as basic fundamentals. The staff at CSHS are absolutely wonderful and accommodating to students' needs and a more friendly adept faculty you will rarely meet elsewhere. With graduating class sizes of 100 or less there is a wide opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Transportation is provided to attend a local Vocational Tech school which has a wide range of trades to receive training in and the opportunity is granted to attend classes at the local university as well. Sports go above and beyond and the opportunity to participate has never been higher. Boys and girls soccer baseball golf cross country basketball volleyball are only a few in addition to football.
This town has great appeal for a Northwestern Pennsylvania community. Most of the schools in Crawford County are on a level playing field so it really comes down to the faculty and administration. This faculty at Cambridge Springs High School is one of the most caring groups of people that I have ever had contact with. They follow through with parental ideas and truly care for the success of the students.
I love the small town atmosphere and the teachers take a real interest in each of the children they teach.
Quality of music and art programs low. Sports programs are very strong- many kids play multiple sports. Parent involvement is generally high. Strong upper-level academics.