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Four Indiana County schools' numbers now posted by Education Dept.



The state Education Department has released its corrected ratings of 3,000 schools as part of the new School Performance Profiles requirements.  The initial figures released two months ago were, by the state’s own admission, incomplete in some instances and inaccurate in others.  Many of the schools had requested delays while they corrected Keystone Exam results, but the state released the preliminary numbers so that schools that receive Title 1 funding would not have to wait for their federal stipends. 


In Indiana County, scores were not initially posted for four schools... 

  • Indiana Area Sr. High corrected score was 84.9 on a scale of 1 to 100, and Indiana Junior High scored 91.7.
  • The corrected scores for Marion Center Jr./Sr. High School was 73.2.  
  • The corrected score for United Jr./Sr. High School was 75.6.


The score for Indiana Junior High was the highest of any school building in the county. 

  • Indiana Area’s six schools produced the highest average score among the county’s school districts, at 87.7.
  • United’s two schools averaged a score of 79.4
  • Marion Center’s three buildings averaged 77.2
  • Homer Center’s two schools averaged 75.7.
  • Blairsville-Saltsburg, which operates five schools, had an average score of 75.12
  • Penns Manor’s two schools averaged 75.1
  • Purchase Line’s two schools averaged 68.9


The School Performance Profiles break down the statistics in much more detail, showing each school’s score in math, reading, science, writing, industry standards-based competency, andSAT/ACT college exam readiness.  The scores are online at paschoolperformance.org.   

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