West Scranton High School

1201 Luzerne St, Scranton, PA 18504 | (570) 348-3616
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,121
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5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,121 high school students from grades 9-12
  • Ranks 356th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Rose Sember
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Scranton School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,731
  • Graduation Rate: 100.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.6%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.8
  • Enrolled Students: 9,548

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,121
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 80.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 524 (46.7%)
  • Females: 578 (51.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 83 (7.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 409 (36.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 492 (43.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
West Scranton High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black655.8%
Asian90.8%
Hispanic857.6%
White94384.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For West Scranton High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade28025.0%
10th Grade27124.2%
11th Grade28825.7%
12th Grade28225.2%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
50.6%
District:
60.3%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
87.1%
District:
82.7%
Dropout Rate
School:
2.2%
District:
2.5%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
77.4%
District:
75.5%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
74.8%
District:
73.3%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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2 reviews for West Scranton High School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 12, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i love this school 4ever and & life 2 i will go 2 the school a again i love the school cuz i just love it
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 03, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I believe they have a very strong leadership base with Mrs Rose Sember as principal. I feel that the education that my daugter is receiving is excellent. The only regret is that the teachers, staff and students are not devoted to supporting all sports events the school has to offer. The school has many outstanding athletes in other sports besides Football.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that West Scranton 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
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 463.2
Math Average Score: 454.4
Writing Average Score: 444.2

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201061.5%62.7%59.6%
200949.4%60.1%55.6%
200852.2%62.5%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201067.7%72.7%67.2%
200971.5%73.0%65.2%
200867.0%69.4%64.7%
 
Science Test
201023.3%33.8%39.8%
200925.8%35.3%39.7%
200817.5%19.2%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201088.6%88.7%80.7%
2009---
200888.9%91.9%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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