School Details

Pottsgrove Senior High School

1345 Kauffman Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-5105
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1075 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Pottsgrove School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pottsgrove Senior High School is a public high school in Pottsgrove. The principal of Pottsgrove Senior High School is Joyce Wishart. 1,075 students go to Pottsgrove Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the 1,075 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pottsgrove Senior High School is 15:1. Pope John Paul Ii High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 75%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 16%
Multiracial 0.6% 2%
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 29% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent of two students who attended schools in Pottsgrove their entire careers. Both received academic based college scholarships after graduation - one to a highly selective university. One was an athlete who did well enough to compete at a Division I level in college. It's a diverse group of students with different levels of ability but my experience is that if the kids are diligent and the parents involved a good education is there for the taking.

  • (5 years ago)

    That's funny. I posted an honest and accurate description of the mediocrity that Pottsgrove promotes and it's been removed. So much for free speech huh? I attended a very good college and was grossly underprepared for college as a result of attending Pottsgrove K-12. My classmates came from the best schools in PA and were head and shoulders above me due to the rigorous curriculums at their respective high schools. As I said Pottsgrove is mediocre at best and not an institution that teaches you to think; they teach you to memorize and regurgitate facts. There are a handful of good teachers; the rest are at a loss for intellectual curiosity and it's reflected in their teaching. Send your kids somewhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a very diverse student body which makes it a great place to learn how to interact in the real world.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a phenomenal school to send your kids to. I m a senior this year and I love this school. This school is an amazing school. It has the most up to date academics sports teams and clubs. If I was a parent I would feel bad if I didn't send my kids here. I love this school. Honestly this school is awesome. The staff of this school and this district treat all the kids the same. When you enter the threshold your instantly feel welcome realaxed and calm. I love this school!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended Pottsgrove from K-12. Overall K-9 was an average learning experience. It wasn't until 10-12 when I was exposed to advanced classes including AP curriculum that I enjoyed my learning experience. I am now a freshman in college and I am head and shoulders above the rest of the class. Teachers like Mr. Adams Mr. Huie Mr. Bannister and Mr. Werley make Pottsgrove a great school. It has it's problems like every other school but nothing too severe.

  • (11 years ago)

    I graduated from Pottsgrove High School in June 2003 and I attended Pottsgrove School District my whole life. I feel at Pottsgrove you get a very well rounded education with some of the best teachers in the area. The sports and extracurricular activities to get involved in are magnifacent.

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