School Details

Schuylkill Haven Senior High School

501 East Main St, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 385-6717
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 541 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
80%
76%
77%
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80%
63%
63%
60%
87%
87%
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
  • Schuylkill Haven Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
60%
70%
70%
68%
42%
42%
42%
85%
85%
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
  • Schuylkill Haven Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Schuylkill Haven Senior High School is a public high school in Schuylkill Haven. The principal of Schuylkill Haven Senior High School is Mr Charles Grabusky. 541 students attend Schuylkill Haven Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 36% of the 541 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Schuylkill Haven Senior High School is 15:1. Blue Mountain High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son came here from Blue Mountain as a freshman and took college prep classes. Most of his classes with with juniors and seniors because there were maybe only one or two other CP freshman which was weird to us since his entire group of peers in Blue Mt. were all going into CP classes... not just a small handful. The teachers are great though.. they give the students a lot of individual attention and are very supportive and communicative. My son loved every one of his teachers especially Ms. Yeungel & Mr. Soister because they go the extra mile and he loves "the way they teach" (his words). I also love when I need to email a teacher they always respond back quick and they know exactly who and what I'm talking about. As for cons the only ones I can think of are that I sort of get the impression that they don't push the kids hard enough but then again I guess that's the parent's job.. not the school. I wish more parents would be involved. Also I miss school uniforms! When you have 3 kids in school who have to wear what "everyone else is wearing" and have at least 14 outfits so they never wear the same thing twice in a week it gets aggravating lol

  • (5 years ago)

    I think it's all a matter of what kind of person you are. I'm a graduate (within the last 4 years) of Haven and I absolutely loved it. I love the fact that the teachers know everybody personally. The school does care about football alot because they usually have a good team but I think it's good that they support and recognize their athletes that are doing well. Of course those students that are anti-sports will feel negatively towards this aspect of the school. I think it's a great place to go and I plan on sending my children there in the future.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with IA. The environment is horrible! The school just cares about football and nothing else! It does not prepare you for college. It's a non progressive school and they have only one way of doing things even if that way failed before.

  • (6 years ago)

    Perhaps IA is not being objective. If the move was something you did not want you should not judge the school because of it. As an educator I have never heard much about IA schools which would lead me to believe there is something to be desired there. No raves and no negative therefore probably not awesome. PA has excellent schools and Schuylkill Haven is one of them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I moved here just last year from LaPorte City IA and i think that my school out there was a lot better. The environment and teaching here is horrible. I would'nt recoment anyones children to go here.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at Haven and I love it. The staff is excellent and the principal is a very good leader. I love the closeness of the school. I know the majority of the kids at haven high.

  • (8 years ago)

    Overcrowding is severely diminishing this school. Also the antiquated HVAC interferes with student concentration. There is too much emphasis on sports. It is a small school that could have a big heart if everyone tried harder to pull together.

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