JSHS Earns Newsweek National RankingWyomissing Area JSHS has been ranked #367 among the top 500 schools nationwide in preparing students for college. The ranking was based on two steps – Threshold Analysis and Ranking Analysis. A high school achievement index based on performance indicators (i.e., proficiency rates on state standardized assessments) using data reported by state to EDFacts at the US Department of Education was used for the Threshold Analysis. Through the Ranking Analysis the schools that met the threshold criteria were surveyed for additional data on college readiness indicators including the number of counselors; college acceptance and enrollment; SAT and ACT participation and performance; AP, IB, and AICE participation and performance; and dual enrollments.
JSHS Earns National RankingThe Daily Beast ranked Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School 317th in the nation among top public high schools. Six indicators including graduation and college acceptance rates; college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with free or reduced lunch, as well as SAT and ACT scores were used from school surveys to compare public high schools. Using 2012-13 data from the Department of Education, Daily Beast contacted U.S. schools who had graduation rates of at least 85 percent. Approximately 1,200 public schools completed their survey. Crunching the numbers further, the over 700 schools that made the final list were praised for providing an academically rigorous program for the most students while best preparing them for college.
WASD-One of the 50 Best Places to Teach in PA
Wyomissing Area School District was named by Niche.com as one of the 50 Best Places to Teach in PA! Matter of fact, it is ranked as the 16th Best Place to Teach in PA. Niche.com considered data on teacher salaries, experience and attendance to determine the rankings.
Additionally, the recently-released rankings also considered our academic, safety, and resources. According to Niche.com, "A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers who are offered excellent support and compensation." Additionally, the ranking provides a "comprehensive assessment of the quality, support and compensation provides to its teachers."
Early Dismissal Wednesday, September 28, 2016
As a reminder and for planning purposes, Wyomissing Area Schools will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, September 28.
Committee Meeting Date Changes
The Wyomissing Area School Board announced a change in the previously advertised Committee Meeting schedule. The Facilities Committee will meet Oct. 4, at 8:00am and the Finance Committee will meet Oct. 5, at 8:00am in the Community Board Room of the Junior-Senior High School, 630 Evans Ave., Wyomissing, PA.
Questions may be directed to Mrs. Julia R. Vicente, Superintendent, 610-374-0739 ext. 1106.
School Café (formerly My School Bucks) is Ready for Online Payments
Recently, we received notice from the Wyomissing Police Department that a traffic project will begin on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The project will begin on Sunday evening and is expected to last approximately 4 weeks. The purpose of this communication is to share the scope of the project with you so that you can plan accordingly during the construction.