Octorara Area High School

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226 Highland Rd

Atglen, PA 19310

(610) 593-8253

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 880

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Octorara Area High School

With Octorara, students get what they put into it. If students strive to do well, they will do well. Most teachers are very knowledgeable, and they go out of their ways to help students. Students who want to challenge themselves can choose from a wide variety of AP and honor classes that are very challenging ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/31/11

Our son graduated from this school and he did great! There were some issues at first with Bullying but the school handled it very well and nipped it in the bud as soon as it happened and he had no more problems. He was struggling prior to entering the High School with academics as well as friendships. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/07/10

Octorara has a lot to offer...if you have the drive to take advantage of it. There aren't many sports necessarily, but they're open to whoever is willing. The same goes for the clubs. As far as academics go, there are some very able teachers who are willing to help any student who asks. The problem ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/04/09

My daughter is in 4th grade and this is the second year she has complained that school was too easy. If a nine-year-old is asking to move to another school where she doesn't know anyone, then I believe the claims to the ineffectiveness of this school in early grades for regular students is probably true. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/09

This is an expensive school district and isn't worth it. The Superintendent doesn't support the district by living in it and makes poor decisions. The athletics are poorly managed and coached. The math department has been the same for years and warrents extra math to compete in first year college. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/07

The school district is very expensive and the overall quality of the school district is low. It scored twice the state average in the lowest performing level on the standardized state tests. It has the lowest standardized test scores in the county.

Posted by a parent on 08/19/05

I am a graduate of Octorara High School and proud to say so. Throughout my high school career I was able to find enough challenge in and out of the classroom to keep my mind and body occupied and growing. My time at Octorara prepared me well for the rigors of Penn State engineering as well as solidly ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 06/13/05

The school is great for 'young adults'. There is also a wide variety of classes and extra activities. Students work very hard to support school spirit. A great 'small town' school. Class of 2005 = 170 graduates.

Posted by a former student on 06/07/05

This school district is very well rounded for extracurricular activities, most of the academic areas are okay, however, the math department leaves very much to desire. In the years that we have been involved in the district unless your a student that excels in the area of math your are destined to be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/06/05

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Test scores for Octorara Area High School

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Test Year: 2012
Octorara Area High School
Octorara Area School District
* 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.

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Atglen schools — Octorara Area High School is located at 226 Highland Rd, Atglen PA 19310. 226 Highland Rd is in the 19310 ZIP code in Atglen, PA The school district for Octorara Area High School is the Octorara Area School District. Octorara Area High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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