School Details

Portage Area Junior-Senior High School

85 Mountain Ave, Portage, PA 15946
(814) 736-9636
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 361 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

92%
92%
80%
88%
88%
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
  • Portage Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
91%
76%
83%
82%
80%
72%
71%
60%
84%
83%
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
  • Portage Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
60%
75%
75%
68%
48%
48%
42%
94%
94%
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
  • Portage Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Portage Area Junior-Senior High School is a public high school in Portage Township. The principal of Portage Area Junior-Senior High School is Mr Ralph Cecere. 361 children attend Portage Area Junior-Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the 361 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Portage Area Junior-Senior High School is 14:1. Forest Hills High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 100% 99%
Hispanic 0.3% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Great atmosphere with exceptional faculty. Excellent programs with countless opportunities to learn and succeed.

  • (7 years ago)

    good school good teachers good athletics bad food.

  • (10 years ago)

    Had a high quality of education and great balance of extracurricular activities. The music department is outstanding with participation from 1/4 of the school. Very good football team in the area loosing no more than 2 games in a year since 1998. Girls bball has grown over the last year and are doing better with their new coaches. Boys bball w/ exception to the 1999-2000 season has made playoffs every year. Outstanding Girls softball and Boys baseball teams. Once had a terrific cheerleading program winning state team and competing nationally but after they got a new coach in 2004 has declined dramatically. Other than that the staff is incredible and always striving for you to be the best and have a positive outlook.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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