Susquenita High School

309 Schoolhouse Rd, Duncannon, PA 17020
(717) 957-6000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 583 students 13 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
  • Susquenita School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Susquenita High School is a public high school in Duncannon. The principal of Susquenita High School is Dr Michael Jones. 583 students go to Susquenita High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 583 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Susquenita High School is 13:1. East Pennsboro Area Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 94%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Multiracial 0.5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    susquenita is a good school there is resonable disipline and the school should bring back study hall but its an alright school anyway

  • (6 years ago)

    i was a student at susquenita and it wasnt as bad as people put it as. i think all schools have their ups and downs but you need to give the school a little credit. i moved to Spring Grove high and it has problems just like Susquenita. i loved that school. i would send my child to a little school like that rather than i huge school like SG.

  • (7 years ago)

    You have some problem or else your a pto mom or some way involved with the school. That school is horrible it sits just above john harris and i get better resaults of the office their when we went their than i do with the office in the high school. They need new people and find a way to put new life into those halls. Kids now just cant wait to get out when i went to school i dint wanna get out high school was great for me all i see is new rules and way to put the kids down taking away study halls. Id rather have my kid do his work in school and bring home little homework and have time to have a job and sports or what ever he wants to do on his time.

  • (7 years ago)

    Awsome sutdent body with lots of spirit. Peaceful location with very few problems. Teachers are friendly and helpful and the athletic programs are quite strong

  • (7 years ago)

    This school hasn't changed hardly at all since I was there. The arts keep disappearing more every and it's sports above all! There is no support from the school for the band and it's become a joke. If the parents of these kids didn't care there wouldn't be any! Some kids just need more than sports and the Vo-Tech should go back to being what it was meant to be ' a school to teach a trade for kids who can learn with there hands but have trouble with the academics' My son needed this and because he wasn't a 'B' student he couldn't go but could take things apart and put them back together and wanted to go for mechanics so bad to bad they left him behind. He ended up hating school because of that. I wouldn't recommend this school for anything.

  • (8 years ago)

    The programs could be good. Sports are horrible. Not much art. Chorus works hard is mostly ignored when it comes to awards and such things. Has a 'leo club' mostly nothing. Not much involvement of anything. Very cheap. Bathroom doors-people can see over-ewww. Locker space on the third floor is crowded. Lockers are short one on another. Have a problem at the end of the day. Constant problem with the powerschool and takes up extra money. Not much money for certain classes-piano not enough keyboards gym equipment is getting pretty bad and so on. Certain things like dances dont have much effort at all even though some people try.'Freshman fridays'-torture of male freshman. Food is nasty and greasy.

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