Karns City High School

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Karns City High School is located in Karns City, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Karns City Area School District. The school serves students residing in Butler County, Pennsylvania and Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. The boroughs of Chicora, Fairview, Karns City, Petrolia, and Bruin, as well as the townships of Parker, Fairview, Donegal, Perry, Sugar Creek, Brady's Bend, and Brady are within Karns City School District boundaries. The Principal is David Beck and Ed Conto is the Assistant High School Principal. The school colors are purple and gold. The school mascot is the Gremlin.

Graduation Rate:
2012 - 92%[1]
2011 - 93%[2]
2009 - 91%[3]
2008 - 96%
2007 - 94%[4]
2006 - 98% [5]
2005 - 98% [6] 2007 karns city football team was undefeated and won D9.

PSSA Results
11th Grade Reading
2009 - 83% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 65% of 11th graders on grade level.
2008 - 75%, State - 65%
2007 - 70%, State - 65%
2006 - 65%, State - 65% [7]
2005 - 59%, State - 65% [8]

11th Grade Math:
2009 - 77% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 56% of 11th graders are on grade level.
2008 - 69%, State - 54%
2007 - 63%, State - 53%
2006 - 51%, State - 52%[9]
2005 - 46%, State - 51%

11th Grade Science:
2009 - 51% on grade level. State: 40% of 11th graders were on grade level.
2008 - 46%, State - 39%

College remediation: According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 21% of Karns City Area School District graduates required remediation in mathematics and or reading before they were prepared to take college level courses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education or community colleges.[10] Less than 66% of Pennsylvania high school graduates, who enroll in a four-year college in Pennsylvania, will earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years.[11] Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, one in three recent high school graduates who attend Pennsylvania's public universities and community colleges takes at least one remedial course in math, reading or English.

Dual Enrollment The high school does not offer the Pennsylvania Dual Enrollment program which permits students to earn deeply discounted college credits (up to 75% off) while still enrolled in high school. Students retain full access to all activities and programs at the high school, including the graduation ceremony. The program is offered through over 400 school districts with the assistance of a state grant. There are minimal administrative costs to the school district for this program.

Graduation project[edit]

By law, all Pennsylvania secondary school students must complete a project as a part of their eligibility to graduate from high school. The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district.[12]

Secondary Reading I and II[edit]

Karns City High School requires summer reading as part of the curriculum in both Secondary Reading I and II. Students are mandated to read two books for a total of 400 pages. Additionally, the student regularly write reading responses which they submit to the teacher via email during the summer or on paper the first day of school in the new school year. A list of the books that may be read is posted on the district's website.

Extracurriculars[edit]

The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports.

By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karns City Junior-Senior High School Report Card 2012 http://paayp.emetric.net/School/DataTable/c10/104103603/1154
  2. ^ Karns City Junior-Senior High School Report Card 2012 http://paayp.emetric.net/School/DataTable/c10/104103603/1154
  3. ^ Karns City Junior-Senior High School Report Card 2009 http://paayp.emetric.net/District/DataTable/c10/104103603
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children - High School Graduation Rate 2007
  5. ^ Karns City High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2006
  6. ^ Karns City School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2005
  7. ^ Karns City High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2006
  8. ^ Karns City School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2005
  9. ^ Karns City High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2006
  10. ^ Pennsylvania College Remediation Report https://www.scribd.com/doc/23970364/Pennsylvania-College-Remediation-Report[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ National Center for Education Statistics
  12. ^ Pennsylvania Code §4.24 (a) High school graduation requirements
  13. ^ Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities, Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, November 10, 2005

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Coordinates: 40°59′16″N 79°43′36″W / 40.9878°N 79.7266°W / 40.9878; -79.7266