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Abington Heights School District

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200 E Grove St
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Lackawanna County
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PH: (570) 586-2511

  • Grades K-12
  • 3603 students
  • 6 schools

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 89% (2007)
 81% (2006)
 89% (2005)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2007.

Math
 87% (2007)
 96% (2006)
 91% (2005)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 4

Reading
 87% (2007)
 88% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 70% in 2007.

Math
 91% (2007)
 87% (2006)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 5

Reading
 81% (2007)
 79% (2006)
 84% (2005)
 69% (2004)
The state average for Reading was 60% in 2007.

Writing
 80% (2007)
 77% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 57% in 2007.

Math
 85% (2007)
 78% (2006)
 86% (2005)
 75% (2004)
The state average for Math was 71% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 6

Reading
 84% (2007)
 92% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 64% in 2007.

Math
 89% (2007)
 91% (2006)
The state average for Math was 70% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 7

Reading
 92% (2007)
 92% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 67% in 2007.

Math
 91% (2007)
 92% (2006)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 8

Reading
 94% (2007)
 93% (2006)
 81% (2005)
 81% (2004)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2007.

Writing
 98% (2007)
 93% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 72% in 2007.

Math
 94% (2007)
 90% (2006)
 86% (2005)
 78% (2004)
The state average for Math was 68% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 11

Reading
 74% (2007)
 84% (2006)
 77% (2005)
 70% (2004)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2007.

Writing
 94% (2007)
 95% (2006)
 80% (2005)
Data not available for this district (2004)
The state average for Writing was 88% in 2007.

Math
 57% (2007)
 60% (2006)
 73% (2005)
 52% (2004)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2007.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

About the Tests

  • In 2006-2007 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing.
  • The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • 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.

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 PSSA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
IEP46%

MathThis District
All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
IEP54%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
IEP56%

MathThis District
All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
IEP64%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
IEP40%

WritingThis District
All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
IEP33%

MathThis District
All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
IEP55%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
IEP47%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
IEP53%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
IEP57%

MathThis District
All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
IEP52%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
IEP68%

WritingThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
IEP87%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
IEP76%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female77%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
IEP13%

WritingThis District
All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
IEP69%

MathThis District
All Students57%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
IEP3%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2006-2007

About the Tests

  • In 2006-2007 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing.
  • The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • 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 different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Pennsylvania: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: NCES, 2005-2006
 This DistrictState Average
Students per FTE teacher1615

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: NCES, 2005-2006
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White, not Hispanic95%75%
Asian/Pacific Islander2%2%
Black, not Hispanic1%16%
Hispanic1%6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%<1%
Student Economic Level
Information about this data
Source: NCES, 2005-2006
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program9%31%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 
Spending Per Pupil
 This DistrictState Average
Total per pupil expenditures$9,470$10,235
Breakdown By Expenditure  
Instructional66%62%
Student and staff support7%9%
Administration8%11%
Other expenditures19%19%
Source: NCES, 2004-2005

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