School Details

Old Forge Junior-Senior High School

300 Marion St, Old Forge, PA 18518
(570) 457-6721
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 425 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
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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
  • Old Forge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
76%
79%
79%
80%
59%
59%
60%
85%
85%
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
  • Old Forge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
62%
60%
71%
71%
68%
34%
34%
42%
89%
89%
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
  • Old Forge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Old Forge Junior-Senior High School is a public high school in Old Forge. The principal of Old Forge Junior-Senior High School is Mr Michael Cole. 425 students attend Old Forge Junior-Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 36% of the 425 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Old Forge Junior-Senior High School is 13:1. Riverside Junior-Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% 2%
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 36% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    OFHS represents a school district of about 8000 people with apx. 75 students per graduating class. It meets every expectation that could be expected. There are of course some negatives of a school with such a small population (and tax base). Limited extracurricular activities special programs a sense of everyone knows each other and some lax teachers. But perhaps some people will overlook the positives that you would never experience in a big school. Your kid will never get cut from the teams and activites they do have. Parents are very involved for the most part your children will be exposed to 'good kids with good families'. It is a safe environment where teachers do notice if someone is 'being left behind'. The only item that truly is ashame is that there are a few teachers that do absolutely nothing and this needs to be addressed.

  • (8 years ago)

    My 4 children have all attended OFHS. My youngest has just graduated so now I feel the freedom to say what I think. With the exception of a few very fine and caring teachers the rest of the school is very much filled with nepotism at every level. Discrimination is rampant and favoritism is the order of the day. I would not recommend school if you are concerned about how other chidlren will treat your own children. Of course if you are of the right combinaiton of ethnic heritage and religion no problem. Otherwise be prepared to take a back seat at all events. Arts and music? basically nonexistent but they spare no cost in sports with new uniforms every year and whatever else they need. Right now they have an excellent HS principal who takes his job very serisously but if he goes look for return to nepotistic ways.

  • (9 years ago)

    I lost my education to this school. The teachers constantly nit picked squabbles with the trouble makers and instead of teaching. Your better off homeschooling your children

  • (10 years ago)

    This 'school' is a joke. they care more about politics then they do my son's education and the education of his classmates. avoid this 'school' at all costs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter was also not prepared for college--especially in English and Math. I feel the curriculum is too lax and not enough is expected of the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is not a good school to send your children to. As a former student I was not prepared for college in any way. Between teacher strikes and laziness my education falls far behind my classmates. The biggest thing I learned at Old Forge was social skills and thats not helping me get a degree.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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