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.
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).
The Chariot - December 2016
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District Newsletter, Insight - November 2016
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WAEF's Annual Report and Annual Campaign
Join WAEF in supporting the Wyomissing Area School District through the WAEF Annual Campaign. Check out the Annual Report to the Community to see how your donation can help enrich education in our schools.Online donations are accepted. Thank you for your generous support! Click here for the Annual Report. Online donations can be made at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LQZGBSZB9QH3N
WASD Receives Grant for School Safety Improvements
As part of our ongoing measures to improve school security, WASD submitted an application through a $2.6 million Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant program to fund security-related equipment that addresses school safety and violence. The monies will be used to defray the cost of additional cameras for WHEC and the JSHS as well as door access systems. WFMZ recently reported on our successful application in the article below which is reprinted with permission from WFMZ.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Millions of dollars in state money is being distributed to schools across Pennsylvania with the goal of boosting safety for students and staff, officials announced Friday.
Two schools in Berks County -- the Wyomissing Area School District and the Berks County Intermediate Unit -- are among the recipients, according to state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Berks County Democrat.
Wyomissing will receive $15,598 for cameras and door access controls; the BCIU will receive $24,979 for a metal detector and cameras.
"These funds will help keep our students safe and allow them to focus on their education," Schwank said.
The money, officials said, is intended to help prevent violent incidents in schools through programs and the use of security equipment.
The statewide total of $6.5 million in funding was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.