I am giving Ephrata 5 stars because of their Special Education Department and the Music program. In Special Ed they are outstanding with the students and the individualized attention they provide. Very cooperative with the parents and their needs, too. Music program is outstanding. Washington Education
... Read more Center is a viable option for alternative education, though I question the motivation it provides for the students. My experience is that WEC offers another way for students to beat the system. Still for some it probably is a good option. I will not rate the sports program because that is no indication of a school's value in my opinion. Finally there are a few teachers who allow students to slide by and pass them on just to get rid of them but these are clearly the exception. Most teachers I have dealt with are very concerned and take their job seriously. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/07/10
Ephrata is a terrible school, believe me I went there. The students are mean, and very unwelcoming. I went there last year and it was the worst year of school for me I hated it. The teachers are horrible they really don't care what you do. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
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Posted by a student on 03/03/09
I believe that the Ephrata High School is a great school, in a wonderful district. The teachers all seem genuinely concerned for students and take an interest in them. There is an abundance of extracurricular activites, sports, and music activities for students to be a part of, all of which are supported
... Read more by the school and parents alike. Parents seem to have as much involvement as they wish. This depends on the parent, but for those wishing to be involved, this is very easy to do. Read less
Posted by a former student on 05/04/06
The sports teams may not be great, but the music department makes up for it. Ephrata has a strong music department with a concert choir, concert orchestra, and concert band. They provide a quality education from qualified professionals. Parents are free to email or call teachers at any time. The teachers
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Posted by a student on 02/01/06
Music program is excellent, especially the marching Band. The sports teams are mediocre but Ephrata has exciting 'other' extracurricular activities. Academic programs push students to develop their skills. The german program is one of the best in pa.
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Posted by a student on 07/24/05
This school is a very hard to review school. The teachers are good. The school does try to help with 'Special needs' children. But, yet, I feel they just pass students along, without the student actually learning the content of what was taught.
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* 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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Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Ephrata schools — Ephrata Senior High School is located at 803 Oak Blvd, Ephrata PA 17522. 803 Oak Blvd is in the 17522 ZIP code in Ephrata, PA The school district for Ephrata Senior High School is the Ephrata Area School District. Ephrata Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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