Kutztown Area Senior High School

50 Trexler Ave, Kutztown, PA 19530
(610) 683-7346

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Public Grades 9-12 480 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Kutztown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kutztown Area Senior High School is a public high school in Albany Township. The principal of Kutztown Area Senior High School is Mr. Barry Flicker, whose e-mail is bflicker@kasd.org. 480 children attend Kutztown Area Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the 480 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kutztown Area Senior High School is 11:1. Lighthouse Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Honestly I think Kutztown is a relatively below average school. Not only do they say they have a "strong" bullying program (they really don't) but students with disabilities and who don't "fit in" have a hard time making friends and getting along with the "popular" kids. The only good thing about Kutztown is the laptop program but then again its very annoying to deal with two types of assignments at once (paper and electronic). Countless times my grades have slipped due to an unexpected online assignment or failure of the electronic submission system. That brings me to how the teachers don't often announce their assignments. I'm constantly e-mailing them since the calendars on our class Moodle pages (where teachers put their assignments) often don't work (another reason my grades slip). I don't recommend Kutztown to students looking for a nice worry-free school because of these reasons not to mention the little details like an old run-down building no air conditioning in parts of the school and the rather unhealthy and overpriced lunches. Of course there are good things about every school such as Kutztown's good academic program but overall I don't recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a current freshman and I must say I love this high school. The enrollment is small but that is to our advantage with academics and activities. The laptops are a useful tool and the teachers are helpful. We are proud of our music program the building is run down but we thrive within. I'm proud to say this is why school and I wouldn't want to attend any other.

  • (4 years ago)

    Spanish teacher..... I wont name any names (sarcasim) but the fact is that we have teachers that are extremely frustrated teaching what they're teaching and taking it out on students. After speaking with one of the teachers it was very clear to me that we have an very immature lady (spanish teacher) i wont name any names I am very glad that my daughter will never have to sit in her class again. this lady has marked a higher grade than my daughter should have received on her report card (in her mind) just to not have to face her parents due to all the immaturity she has encountered with my daughter over the years. And how I know this is because she flat out said it directly to me. I feel bad for the students she will have to be teaching until her final years. This year my daughter has made honor roll. No thanks to that teacher

  • (5 years ago)

    Kutztown has a lot of potential but unfortunately we're experiencing increasing problems with our school board. They don't listen to teachers students or parents and seem to be interested solely in spending as little money as possible as to not upset conservative community members. The fault here lies within the community failing to elect responsible board members who legitimately care about the well being of the school and its students and for failing to get involved with and educated about the happenings of the school and its urgency for reform. Kutztown high school is filled with frustration due to the uncooperative disposition of its school board. As a student it's extremely discouraging and frustrating to see adults constantly bumble over issues without rendering positive reform. The fact that we feel powerless to change things which directly affect us does not help our lack of motivation. There is so much talent academically and musically but our physical school is in dire need of repair.

  • (7 years ago)

    Honestly Kutztown is an above average school. Although we have lost many good teachers in the past few years and our PSSA results have slipped slightly we have many positives-- our current freshman class is breaking all of the curves set by students during previous years our debate team is the league champion and our musical and performing arts are our real strong suit-- few other schools in the county can compete with our use of technology strength in music and art and our educational quality.

  • (7 years ago)

    My family has been very active in the district since kindergarten it's been fun. High school years have been very challenging. Our family's needs/health issues have changed and this school did not meet our medical or academic expectations. This school has a lot of potential.

  • (8 years ago)

    Everyone's grades have been dropping ever since the introduction of the Apple One to One Laptop Initiative. Having these 'precious' commodities not only causes the students to not pay attention but also causes the teachers to electronically hand out documents and expect us to understand.

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