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.
Chariot - January 2017
Click here for the January 2017 issue of the Chariot.
JSHS Midterm Exams
A reminder to all JSHS students and parents/guardians: Midterm exams will be held January 12, 13, 17, and 18. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am on exam days.
Niche.com Recognizes District and JSHS
Both the District and the JSHS have been recognized as top organizations in the state by Niche.com! The District was ranked 20th in the state: https://k12.niche.com/d/wyomissing-area-school-district-pa/ and the JSHS was ranked 31st in the state: https://k12.niche.com/wyomissing-area-junior-senior-high-school-wyomissing-pa/. To learn more information, please click on the embedded links.
Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School recently became a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) to help solve a community problem. They won a GalaxyⓇ Tab and now have an opportunity to win over $20,000 as one of only five schools in Pennsylvania to move on to the next phase of the competition. Under the direction of computer science teacher Curt Minich, students will design technology specifically suited to help for the care of Alzheimer's disease patients. To learn more about the competition or help by providing info about Alzheimer's, please visit www.samsung.com/solve or contact Mr. Minich.
Music Educators of Berks County Orchestra
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected for the Music Educators of Berks County Orchestra: Sarah Fleischool (Violin), Talia Kowalski (Viola), and Andrew Zhou (Violin).