School Details

Truman Senior High School

3001green Ln, Levittown, PA 19057
(215) 547-3000
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 9-12 1576 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

61%
57%
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64%
63%
68%
19%
21%
42%
83%
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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
  • Bristol Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Truman Senior High School is a public high school in Levittown. The principal of Truman Senior High School is Mr Willaim Haws. 1,576 students attend Truman Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 52% of the 1,576 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Truman Senior High School is 12:1. Conwell Egan Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 64%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 18%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Fantastic!!!! Looking forward to my daughter going in 2 years and then my son will be there a few years after her.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a substitute and I absolutely love this school more than any other that I sub at. The kids are polite respectful and kind and the teachers are wonderful kind and caring. I witnessed today the no nonsense approach the principal takes to any kind of bullying or insubordination. It was dealt with appropriately and swiftly. So many places I sub at just can't come any where near the kind of expectations respect and care shown at this school. Schools like this one are near extinction. Most schools nowadays are NOT the way you and I probably remember it. Kids were there to learn and they respected their teachers. And teachers were professional and knowledgeable. You're lucky if you live in this district to have such a great school and the fact that it's public is even more amazing. Kudos to the parents of these kids the staff administrators and the students. You are all doing an outstanding job.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't think the school and the district are really that well maintained. the security there is poor you can just walk right up to the front door and walk in. security sits in a tiny office half the time talking. also the classrooms are really rowdy and noisy sometimes. then some of the kids are really mean to other students. this happens on a weekly basis. and the school administration is very poor. no effort into getting better food in the cafeteria or to listen to other students. and the teachers there are too lineiant with cursing and fighting. my reaction to all this was cyber school. which is what i think that kids in this district should do in high school level. thank you from Kyle Carter Levittown PA.

  • (4 years ago)

    It was knows as Woodrow Wilson HS when I attended it also and it was a great school then and it's a great school now. Anyone who complains about "not being able to learn" is obviously placing blame for it on the school instead of themselves like most people do today. God forbid someone takes responsiblity for their actions.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is graduating with honors he has been an honor student all through the bristol twp school dist. A big majority of these kids are involved with there school and extra activities.

  • (6 years ago)

    I barely graduated from Harry S. Truman HS. The priorities there are backwards. We had new basketballs before we had books. The classrooms were consistently disorganized and unruly; I could barely concentrate on school work. The student body is very 'cliquish'. When I went to the guidance counselor for help I was encouraged to consider the military after school or a sports team. Send your kids to Catholic school! Truman nearly ruined my life.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Harry S Truman High School and I like it a lot. It is a very diverse school compared to all the other high schools around. I also like all the teachers that I've had so far in my times of being at this high school. The honors classes are in my opinon very good and worth taking. And yes there is a challenge in taking sone of them. I enjoy being a student there and I think it is a very good high school academically.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is an honor student and very involved in activities but she has a few classes where the kids are in charge and the teachers have no control and these are honors classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are good. The extracurricular activities are very good. Level of parent involvement is fair.

  • (9 years ago)

    School is large without the availability or expertise to accomadate the special needs child properly.

  • (10 years ago)

    Despite its somewhat lackluster reputation I found Truman to be an incredible diverse and complete place to learn. Unlike some other schools in Bucks County there are people of all religions races sizes sexual orientations social statuses etc and everyone takes pride in who they are (VOICE and GLASS are among groups of these people). The extracurricular activities are some of the best in the nation - notably the debate team (for 40+ years has had state/national competitors/winners and more recently nationally ranked students) theatre group (ground-breaking Les Mis production while it was still on Broadway in 2002 attended by Cameron McIntosh [Broadway producer of Les Mis]) bands and choirs (both nationally reknowned). Parental and student support and involvement are strong. While the honors/AP classes could be more plentiful Truman and its environment provide its students with a worldly and academic education that is unparalleled.

  • (10 years ago)

    Truman well prepared my college student for higher education and my younger son is thriving there. There are wonderful teachers and administrators making sure these children succeed. Their brand new stadium is a true symbol of community support and school spirit. Extra curriculum activities are diverse and incredible.

  • (10 years ago)

    Truman has been a wonderful experience. My children has developed into wonderful caring and responsible young adult and have gone onto further their education since Truman with fond memories.

  • (10 years ago)

    A great school. Nice atmosphere cool classmates friendly teachers nice building wide variety of courses.

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