School Details

Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School

110 Fort Cherry Rd, Mcdonald, PA 15057
(724) 796-1551
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 534 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
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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
  • Fort Cherry School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
58%
76%
77%
77%
80%
59%
58%
60%
58%
57%
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
  • Fort Cherry School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
60%
78%
78%
68%
44%
44%
42%
95%
95%
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
  • Fort Cherry School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School is a public high school in Mt Pleasant Township. The principal of Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School is Mr Timothy Royall. 534 students go to Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 33% of the 534 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School is 11:1. Western Area CTC is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% 2%
Hispanic 0.6% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.4% %
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 33% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel Fort Cherry has a lot to offer for its size. It's small enough that each child can participate in any type of activity the school offers and yet still big enough where they are not missing out on anything. The education for the value (School Tax) makes Fort Cherry one of Northern Washington County's best kept secrets.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children were new last year having come from a much larger district in the area. I admit I had some reservations at first but I LOVE the Fort Cherry school district. The children were welcomed with open arms and they have made so many friends already. Academically they have excelled. Fort Cherry is very 'state of the art'. The art and music rooms are awesome and my daughter takes her spelling tests on a laptop!

  • (6 years ago)

    Although Fort Cherry students have gone on to become NFL head coaches (2) bank presidents and plastic surgeons let's not forget the talented carpenters hair dressers business owners and dedicated parents or stay at home moms. Success is not always in the form of a huge pay check.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fort Cherry is one of Washington County's best kept secrets! The teachers staff and students are simply wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    With a new high school administration in 2006-07 the district is in great hands. There are many new and exciting initiatives to balance an increased academic rigor while maintaining a child-centered approach. Test scores are higher discipline is lower and community satisfaction is outstanding.

  • (8 years ago)

    This School Rocks I love it )

  • (10 years ago)

    Having moved to the district from Virginia I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of teachers and programs. Fort Cherry is a rural and bedroom community with a very diverse socio-economic student population. We chose Fort Cherry over higher rated private schools because the administration and teachers were willing to provide additional work and support to help our children excel. My children have done well on standardized tests (98+%) which indicates to me the opportunities are there for motivated students and parents. At smaller schools like Fort Cherry a few individuals can skew published test scores. You will note a wide variance in test scores depending on the year the test was given. I would strongly encourage you to discuss your child s individualized needs with the school before assuming they can not support them. Fort Cherry students have gone on to become NFL head coaches (2) bank presidents and plastic surgeons.

  • (10 years ago)

    Fort cherry is one of the worst schools around here. The students don't get taught anything and Fort Cherry is constantly trying to have you kids kicked out of school. Last year 2003-2004 there was over 25 student dropouts. Now doesn't that say something?

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