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.
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Senate Bill 76 may be introduced in the near future which will ultimately eliminate school property tax with a shift to a higher personal income and sales tax. This calculator can be used to estimate what potential financial impact this legislation would have on each taxpayer in the Wyomissing Area SD. Click here for the calculator.
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WAHS Students Chosen for Region V Chorus
Samuel Botterbusch (Tenor II) and Jesse Kaufmann (Bass I) were chosen for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) 2017 Region V Chorus. These students are among the best singers from every public, private, parochial, charter and cyber high school in 15 Pennsylvania counties. They will participate in the PMEA Region V Concert to be held on February 23-25, at the Lehigh Valley Charter Arts HS. At that festival they will re-audition for All-State Chorus – the highest level of choral achievement in our state. Congratulations!
Chariot - January 2017
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