Fort Cherry Junior / High School

110 Fort Cherry Rd, Mcdonald, PA 15057 | (724) 796-1551
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Student Enrollment: 568
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School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 568 middle and high school students from grades 7-12
  • Ranks 148th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Made AYP
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Robert Frioni
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Fort Cherry School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $10,627
  • Graduation Rate: 81.1%
  • Dropout Rate: 3.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 12.9
  • Enrolled Students: 1,155

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 568
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 46.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 302 (53.2%)
  • Females: 266 (46.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 54 (9.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 125 (22.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 179 (31.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Fort Cherry Junior / High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black152.6%
Asian20.4%
Hispanic30.5%
White54896.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Fort Cherry Junior / High School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten10.2%
7th Grade9015.8%
8th Grade9817.3%
9th Grade9917.4%
10th Grade10819.0%
11th Grade7513.2%
12th Grade9717.1%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
27.2%
District:
23.6%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
81.9%
District:
81.2%
Dropout Rate
School:
0.9%
District:
0.9%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
73.2%
District:
73.2%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
70.1%
District:
70.1%
State:
69.4%
Faculty Information (2010)
ASSISTANT/VICE PRINCIPAL: ROBERT MOTTE
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Fort Cherry Junior / High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 20.6
Math Average Score: 20.7
Science Average Score: 21.5
Reading Average Score: 20.7
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 490.9
Math Average Score: 496.1
Writing Average Score: 487.8

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201075.6%75.6%77.9%
200967.4%67.4%75.3%
200872.6%72.6%70.6%
 
Reading Test
201078.9%78.9%73.5%
200973.9%73.9%71.4%
200877.0%77.0%70.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201065.6%65.6%75.2%
200955.9%55.9%71.3%
200869.1%67.7%70.3%
 
Reading Test
201083.9%83.9%81.9%
200986.0%86.0%80.5%
200881.9%80.2%78.3%
 
Science Test
201062.4%62.4%57.2%
200964.2%64.2%54.8%
200853.5%53.5%52.7%
 
Writing Test
201076.4%76.4%75.2%
2009---
200871.6%70.8%69.1%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201062.3%62.3%59.6%
200954.4%53.2%55.6%
200855.6%55.0%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201080.8%80.8%67.2%
200972.8%71.3%65.2%
200876.8%76.0%64.7%
 
Science Test
201043.1%43.1%39.8%
200938.7%38.3%39.7%
200829.7%29.7%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201094.5%94.5%80.7%
2009---
200889.4%89.4%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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