Carlisle Area High School

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623 W Penn St

Carlisle, PA 17013

(717) 240-6800

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,479

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Carlisle Area High School

This school is much like most schools. The kids who want to excel do. I graduated from Carlisle and I didn't have any issues. My son is a current student and he has far more opportunities than I did. I'm thankful for the rules the administrators enforce. Most people in the world today are CLUELESS ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/13

CHS is confused The focus is misdirected to what kids wear instead of education. Give me a break!

Posted by a parent on 03/13/12

Carlisle High School has some severe problems that involve incompetent teachers they cannot get rid of because they give them tenure after three years. About 25% of the teachers are excellent, another 50% are ok and about 25% have no business being in the classroom. The poor teachers refuse parent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/16/11

We are a military family. My son attended Carlisle his freshman and sophomore years. He loved the school and the teachers. I'm suprised that the reviews are so negative. We will be sad to leave.

Posted by a parent on 07/04/10

I went here and it sucked. First of all there's the problem of having the regular and 'advanced' class choices. Any student can choose any version of a subject, which in the end can leave slackers and have slow kids bogging down the class with more enthusiastic students. This conflagration always leads ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/27/10

This school is horrible. horrible teachers. rules are too strict. i mean you get in trouble for wearing your hood. good class selections though. we have everything from culinary to cos and auto and woodshop. all right here in the school. other then this. this school is horrible.

Posted by a student on 12/07/09

The most important fact is that my child loves the school. I have had some doubts because the district does not seem to emphasize college prep leaving this up to peers and parents. He was placed into a math class one year behind the necessary sequence for many colleges thanks to the referring middle ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/02/09

they have so much to offer the students academicly.they work hard to help the students acheive their goals.

Posted by a parent on 10/02/09

This is my child's first year in CHS. For the most part we have been pleased. and our child has maintained a 4.0 GPA so far and while challenged mostly because of rigorous extracurricular obligations, has done so. Teachers have been uniformly engaged and responsive, and the facilities seem very good. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/09

My son has the privilege of being in the same school district from kindergarten and eventually 12th grade. Although I struggled at first getting the teachers to understand the need to push my son, my persistence and involvement with his education helped them to understand. Programs are available through ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/06/09

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Test scores for Carlisle Area High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Carlisle Area High School
Carlisle 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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Carlisle schools — Carlisle Area High School is located at 623 W Penn St, Carlisle PA 17013. 623 W Penn St is in the 17013 ZIP code in Carlisle, PA The school district for Carlisle Area High School is the Carlisle Area School District. Carlisle Area High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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