Manheim Township School District

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Manheim Township School District
Location
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania

United States
Students and staff
Studentsover 5,000
ColorsBlue and White
         
Other information
WebsiteManheim Township School District
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts. Manheim Township School District is in orange at the center of the map.

Manheim Township School District is a suburban, public school district of over 5,000 students in nine schools located in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The district is well known in the Lancaster County region for its academic achievement, popular quiz bowl team, and performing arts group. The district draws students from a single eponymous township of approximately 23 square miles (60 km2), with over 13,400 residential dwellings, and about 31,300 residents as of 2006. The district's public school population of almost 6,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades is distributed over twenty-four school buildings: there are six elementary schools (grades K-4), a single 5th and 6th-grade building, one middle school (grades 7 & 8), and one high school (grades 9-12). The district students are 67% white, 9% Asian, 5% black, 13% Hispanic, and 7% Multi-racial.[1] The district's high school finished construction in 2008. The district budget in 2017 was over $90,000,000. The district's Manheim Township Landis Run Intermediate finished construction in 2012.

The district's colors are blue and white. A traditional rival of the district is Hempfield.

Academic achievement[edit]

Manheim Township School District was ranked 39th out of 498 Pennsylvania school districts in 2010 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The ranking was based on student academic performance based on the PSSAs for: reading, writing, math and two years of science.[2]

  • 2009 - 34th
  • 2008 - 30th
  • 2007 - 38th out of 501 Pennsylvania school districts.[3]

In 2009, the academic achievement, of the students in the Manheim Township School District, was in the 85th percentile among all 500 Pennsylvania school districts Scale (0-99; 100 is state best)[4]

Graduation rate[edit]

In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate. Manheim Township High School's rate was 94% for 2010.[5]

According to traditional graduation rate calculations:

High school[edit]

Keystone Results(Percent Proficient or Advanced)

  • 2014-2015 9th grade Algebra I 81.03
  • 2014-2015 10th grade Literature 82.94
  • 2014-2015 10th grade Biology 79.38

http://Academic%20Performance%20Data[permanent dead link]

PSSA Results
11th Grade Reading
  • 2010 - 79% on grade level (9% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 66% of 11th graders on grade level.[10]
  • 2009 - 83% (8% below basic), State - 65%[11]
  • 2008 - 82% (6% below basic), State - 65%[12]
  • 2007 - 84% (6% below basic), State - 65%[13]
11th Grade Math
  • 2010 - 70% on grade level (16% below basic). State - 59% of 11th graders are on grade level.
  • 2009 - 77% (13% below basic). State - 56%
  • 2008 - 79% (11% below basic). State - 56%[14]
  • 2007 - 77% (8% below basic). State - 53%
11th Grade Science
  • 2010 - 58% on grade level. (8% below basic), State - 39% of 11th graders were on grade level.
  • 2009 - 64% (6% below basic). State - 40%
  • 2008 - 54% (6% below basic). State - 39%
College remediation

According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 29% of Manheim Township High School 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.[15] 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.[16] 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[edit]

The high school offers the Pennsylvania dual enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. The students continue to have full access to activities and programs at their high school. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offers a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books.[17] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions.[18] The Pennsylvania College Credit Transfer System reported in 2009, that students saved nearly $35.4 million by having their transferred credits count towards a degree under the new system.[19]

In 2010, the district received a $2,379 state grant to be used to assist students with tuition, fees and books. The grant program was discontinued in 2011, but the dual enrollment program remains available.

Comparison to other Lancaster County school districts[edit]

2016 SAT: average scores
Lancaster County schools
School district Reading Math Writing Total
Cocalico 514 524 495 1534
Columbia Borough 460 448 427 1335
Conestoga Valley 515 511 479 1505
Donegal 515 508 492 1515
Eastern Lancaster County 526 524 493 1544
Elizabethtown Area 529 532 495 1556
Ephrata Area 525 526 496 1546
Hempfield 535 556 505 1595
Lampeter-Strasburg 524 533 511 1567
Lancaster 425 436 407 1268
Manheim Central 507 510 483 1501
Manheim Township 539 553 515 1608
Penn Manor 516 523 483 1521
Pequea Valley 531 526 492 1549
Solanco 509 512 471 1492
Warwick 537 539 507 1584
County average 513 516 484 1514
Pennsylvania average 481 485 458 1424
U.S. average 494 508 482 1484
Each test section is out of a score of 800 points.
Source: Public School SAT Scores, PA Department of Education [1]
U.S. Average Source: 2016 SAT Report, CollegeBoard [2]
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
2016-2017 Average PSSA exam scores for Lancaster County schools
School district Elementary Reading Elementary Math Elementary Science Intermediate Math Intermediate Reading Intermediate Science
Cocalico 78% 53% 91% 74% 38% 62%
Columbia Borough 50% 35% 80% 41% 15% 29%
Conestoga Valley 72% 52% 81% 71% 46% 60%
Donegal 69% 51% 79% 60% 41% 66%
Eastern Lancaster County 67% 49% 87% 69% 49% 60%
Elizabethtown Area 72% 62% 86% 66% 48% 63%
Ephrata Area 73% 60% 85% 61% 46% 51%
Hempfield 76% 62% 88% 73% 48% 70%
Lampeter-Strasburg 82% 67% 86% 74% 56% 61%
Lancaster 55% 44% 70% 36% 16% 31%
Manheim Central 73% 57% 88% 63% 51% 72%
Manheim Township 83% 75% 91% 79% 57% 71%
Penn Manor 73% 65% 86% 68% 46% 64%
Pequea Valley 71% 57% 89% 57% 27% 50%
Solanco 57% 50% 86% 62% 35% 56%
Warwick 74% 44% 82% 73% 44% 71%
Source: [3]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times. "Diversity in the Classroom - Manheim Township School District". The New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (May 1, 2010). "Statewide Honor Roll".
  3. ^ "Three of top school districts in state hail from Allegheny County,". Pittsburgh Business Times. May 23, 2007. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "2009 PSSA RESULTS Manheim Township School District,". The Morning Call. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved March 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (March 15, 2011). "New 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate Calculation Now Being Implemented". Archived from the original on September 14, 2010.
  6. ^ "Manheim Township School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2010 data table". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Manheim Township School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2010".[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ The Times-Tribune (June 25, 2009). "Manheim Township School District Graduation Rates 2008".
  9. ^ Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. "High School Graduation rate 2007". Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
  10. ^ "2010 PSSAs: Reading, Math, Writing and Science Results".
  11. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 14, 2010). "2009 PSSAs: Reading, Math, Writing and Science Results".
  12. ^ "The 2008 PSSA Mathematics and Reading School Level Proficiency Results (by Grade and School Total)". August 2008.
  13. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education. "PSSA Math and Reading results by School and Grade 2007".
  14. ^ "Math PSSA Scores by District 2007-08 Manheim Township School District Results". The Times-Tribune. June 25, 2009.
  15. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (January 2009). "Pennsylvania College Remediation Report".[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ National Center for Education Statistics
  17. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education. "Pennsylvania Department of Education - Dual Enrollment Guidelines". Archived from the original on 2014-10-17.
  18. ^ "Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement". March 2010.
  19. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education. (April 29, 2010). "Report: PA College Credit Transfer System Makes Higher Education More Affordable, Accessible".

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