Selinsgrove Area High School

500 North Broad St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 | (570) 372-2230
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 928
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2 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Reed Messmore
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 928
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 58.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 476 (51.3%)
  • Females: 450 (48.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 85 (9.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 169 (18.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 254 (27.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Selinsgrove Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian80.9%
Black262.8%
Asian121.3%
Hispanic394.2%
White84190.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Selinsgrove Area High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade22824.6%
10th Grade23024.8%
11th Grade22624.4%
12th Grade24426.3%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
28.3%
District:
34.6%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
86.3%
District:
86.3%
Dropout Rate
School:
1.4%
District:
1.0%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
69.8%
District:
69.8%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
69.8%
District:
69.8%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2

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7 reviews for Selinsgrove Area High School

  • Reviewed by Community Member on February 25, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This high school has put far too much emphasis on sports and music. Only 77% of the kids are on grade level in math. In science just 53% on grade level.

    Steer clear of this school if your want your children to have a 21st Century education and get a job when they graduate.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 24, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school prepared my children very well for college and life beyond. My three daughters graduated from SAHS and all graduated cum laude from college and from grad school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 09, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school has some award winning teachers. I realize that the school may not have a perfect environment, but there does seem to be a pride among its students. Academics and athletics are stressed. Some of our best students are also our best athletes.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 24, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Disappointed in the rampant diss'ing of academics at this school. Too much focus on sports. Too little focus on learning. We may be the top football and music programs but our test score in science are horrible! Just 40% passed the test. Plus 25% of the grads need extra classes to prep for college after they graduate!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 08, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am shocked by the 5 years of poor math and science test scores at this high school. The community thinks highly of the music and athletics. The academics are really poor. Even the SAT scores are sinking. With low class size and highly paid teachers (top 15% of state), I expected much better.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 08, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • There are a few outstanding teachers, but there are far too many who are just coasting. The students are hostile to new kids. There is a strong social class bullying culture which is reinforced by some teachers. Awards are usually given to teacher's kids and the town's elite. This school focuses far too much on sports. If you want a 1970's education, this place is for you.
  • Reviewed by Student on March 26, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is very stupid because it does not know how to run its school properly. This school needs to be shut down.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Selinsgrove Area High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 21.9
Math Average Score: 22.0
Science Average Score: 22.6
Reading Average Score: 20.4
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 495.0
Math Average Score: 505.7
Writing Average Score: 488.0

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201078.7%78.7%59.6%
200967.1%66.8%55.6%
200860.6%60.3%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201079.1%79.1%67.2%
200978.2%77.8%65.2%
200869.0%68.8%64.7%
 
Science Test
201053.7%53.7%39.8%
200948.3%48.0%39.7%
200840.3%39.8%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201085.9%85.9%80.7%
2009---
200887.3%87.2%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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