School Details

Minersville Area Junior-Senior High School

Battlin Miner Dr and Low Rd, Minersville, PA 17954
(570) 544-4761
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 526 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
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76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Minersville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
63%
76%
75%
75%
80%
59%
58%
60%
87%
86%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Minersville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
60%
64%
64%
68%
39%
39%
42%
79%
79%
83%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Minersville Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Minersville Area Junior-Senior High School is a public high school in Cass Township. The principal of Minersville Area Junior-Senior High School is Mr Carl McBreen. 526 children attend Minersville Area Junior-Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 41% of the 526 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Minersville Area Junior-Senior High School is 15:1. Schuylkill Technology Centers-South Campus is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    If your a parent that has high aspirations for your children then Minersville isn't the school for you. The majority of the students don't care about their coursework and just go through the motions while avoiding trouble. For the small percentage who do care and want to be prepared for college and get into a good school the opportunity isn't provided. Minersville doesn't have the resources to provide challenging coursework. As a result the 5 or 6 students who do want to take AP courses etc are left without anything which looks horrible on college applications. Besides a few exceptions the quality of teaching is poor and the focus of the administration is mostly athletics which Minersville is not particularly good at anyway.

  • (5 years ago)

    Minersville gets a beat down time and time again because we're not the biggest and the best. However Minersville has a rich tradition and I see the district heading to a period of prosperity. I'm an alumnis graduating in 2008 so I'm familiar with how our school is functioning recently. I'm also an education major (music) so I'm familiar with what needs to be worked on and where our strong points are. Our core subjects in Minersville are very very decent students complain of course like the ones below and others b/c the feel the need not to do the work and not to work with the instructor. This of course is a fallacy and perhaps dicipline must be reformed in the district. Softball tends to thrive in Minersville as does baseball (2007 state champs) and all other sports have their off and on seasons all being very reputable however.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible! The curriculum is below substandard and there is no concern for the students' future once they leave the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school does not work with all the problems.. and this school is the worst school that has the most drama..I would never tell anybody to send there kid to this school the only thing good at this school is there sports program like soccer football and softball..they are the only good things at this school

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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