Loyalsock Township High School (Grades 9-12) is located in Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania (near the city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania). According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010, the school reported an enrollment of 443 pupils in grades 9th through 12th, with 71 pupils eligible for a federal free or reduced-price lunch. The school employed 32 teachers, yielding a student–teacher ratio of 13:1. According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 100% of its teachers were rated "Highly Qualified" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Enrollment declined to 429 pupils in 2012.
The mascot for the school is the Lancer, and the school's colors are maroon, white and baby blue.
In 2013, Loyalsock Township High School's graduation rate rose to 92.5%. In 2012, Loyalsock Township High School's graduation rate was 88%. In 2011, the graduation rate was 92%. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate. Loyalsock Township School District's rate was 90% for 2010.Former calculation graduation rate
2010 - 96%
2009 - 89%
2008 - 94%
2007 - 94%
2005 - 89%
The Loyalsock Township High School was named a silver medal high school in 2007, 2008, and 2012 by the US News & World Report. These rankings are based on performance in testing, least-advantaged students, and college readiness.2013 School Performance Profile
Loyalsock Township High School achieved 91.6 out of 100. Reflects on grade level reading, mathematics and science achievement. In reading/literature - 88.46 were on grade level. In Algebra 1, 77.88% showed on grade level skills. In Biology, 66% showed on grade level science understanding. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2,181 public schools (less than 73 percent of Pennsylvania public schools), achieved an academic score of 70 or higher.AYP History
Loyalsock Township High School achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status each year from 2004 through 2012. In 2003, the school was in Warning AYP status due to lagging student achievement.PSSA Results
11th Grade Reading
2012 - 77% on grade level, (% below basic). State - 67% of 11th graders are on grade level.
2011 - 81%, 43% advanced, (9% below basic). State - 69.1%
2010 - 79%, 47% advanced (14% below basic). State - 66%
2009 - 78%, 45% advanced (12% below basic), State - 65%
2008 - 74%, 45% advanced (10% below basic), State - 65%
2007 - 85%, 52% advanced (9% below basic), State - 65%
11th Grade Math
2012 - 78% on grade level (6% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 59% of 11th graders are on grade level.
2011 - 71%, 39% advanced, (6% below basic). State - 60.3%
2010 - 87%, 46% advanced (3% below basic). State - 59%
2009 - 71%, 38% advanced (12% below basic). State - 56%
2008 - 70%, 40% advanced (12% below basic). State - 56%
2007 - 83%, 50% advanced (9% below basic). State - 53%
11th Grade Science
2012 - 58% on grade level (3% below basic). State - 42% of 11th graders were on grade level.
2011 - 60%, (5% below basic). State - 40%
2010 - 58%, (12% below basic), State - 39% of 11th graders were on grade level.
2009 - 61%, (9% below basic). State - 40%
2008 - 52%, (4% below basic). State - 39%
Science in Motion Loyalsock Township High School did not take advantage of a state program called Science in Motion which brought college professors and sophisticated science equipment to the school to raise science awareness and to provide inquiry-based experiences for the students. The Science in Motion program was funded by a state appropriation and cost the school nothing to participate. Susquehanna University provided the science enrichment experiences to schools in the region.College courses through Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology
Comprehensive Career Development Program (K-12)
SPACE (Senior Professional and Career Exploration)
Career & Technical Program Partnership with the Williamsport Area High School
Virtual Learning Opportunities
Lycoming county career and technology center
In 2016, 10 AP Courses are offered at added costs to the District.AP Literature
AP World History
AP Calculus AB
AP Art History
AP Calculus BC
Honors English (9-11)
Students who take the AP course have the opportunity to take the College Board AP exam for that course. If the student earns a 3 or better on the exam they may be awarded college credits. The awarding of course credits is at the discretion of each institution of higher education. Some accept a score of three while others require at east a 4 to be awarded college credits at the university. The College Board does not require students to take an AP course in order to take the exam.
According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 5% of Loyalsock Township High School graduates required remediation in mathematics and or reading before they were prepared to take college level courses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education or community colleges. Less than 66% of Pennsylvania high school graduates, who enroll in a four-year college in Pennsylvania, will earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, one in three recent high school graduates who attend Pennsylvania's public universities and community colleges takes at least one remedial course in mathematics or English.
In 2013, Loyalsock Township School District students took the SAT exams. The District's Verbal Average Score was 505. The Math average score was 518. The Writing average score was 495. The College Board reported that statewide scores were: 494 in reading, 504 in math and 482 in writing. The nationwide SAT results were the same as in 2012.
In 2012, 94 Loyalsock Township School District students took the SAT exams. The District's Verbal Average Score was 502. The Math average score was 507. The Writing average score was 496. The statewide Verbal SAT exams results were: Verbal 491, Math 501, Writing 480. In the USA, 1.65 million students took the exams achieving scores: Verbal 496, Math 514, Writing 488. According to the College Board the maximum score on each section was 800, and 360 students nationwide scored a perfect 2,400.
In 2011, 81 Loyalsock Township School District students took the SAT exams. The District's Verbal Average Score was 500. The Math average score was 515. The Writing average score was 483. Pennsylvania ranked 40th among states with SAT scores: Verbal - 493, Math - 501, Writing - 479. In the United States, 1.65 million students took the exam in 2011. They averaged 497 (out of 800) verbal, 514 math and 489 in writing.
The Classroom for the Future state program provided public school districts with hundreds of thousands of extra state funding to buy laptop computers for each core curriculum high school class (English, Science, History, Math) and paid for teacher training to optimize the computers use. The program was funded from 2006-2009. Loyalsock Township School District was denied funding in 2006-07 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In 2007-08, the District received $81,173. For the 2008-09, school year the District received $44,414 for a total of $125,587. Of the 501 public school districts in Pennsylvania, 447 of them received Classrooms for the Future grant awards. In Lycoming County, the highest award was given to Jersey Shore Area School District which was award $428,436. The highest funding statewide was awarded to Philadelphia City School District in Philadelphia County - $9,409,073. The grant program was discontinued by Governor Edward Rendell as part of his 2009-10 state budget plan.
The Loyalsock Township School District offers a wide variety of clubs, activities and an extensive, costly sports program. Eligibility for participation is determined by Loyalsock Township School Board policy and in compliance with standards set by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).
By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students residing in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.
The District funds:
According to PIAA directory November 2016Wrestling (AA) - 2004
Baseball (AA) - 2008, 2013, 2014
Semifinalists in 2009, 2010, 2015; Quarterfinalists in 2005
Softball (AA) - 2008
Undefeated in 2008
Girls Soccer (AA) - 2009
Semifinalists in 2008, 2010 & 2015, Quarterfinalists in 2001 & 2007
Boys Soccer (A)
Quarterfinalists in 2008
Semifinalists in 2007, Quarterfinalists in 2009
Boys Basketball (A)
Finalists in 1993, Semifinalists in 1990 & 2015
Girls Tennis (AA)
Semifinalists in 2012 Quarterfinalists in 2008 and 2010
Regional Competitors 2001
Boys Ice Hockey (PHL) Championship in 2006,2007,2009,2010,2011 and 2012.
>15 Chapter IV Marching Band Championships
11 District IV Boys’ Basketball Championships
5 District IV Girls’ Basketball Championships
5 District IV Girls' Tennis Championships
4 District IV Baseball Championships
3 District IV Football Championships
2 District IV Softball Championships
2 District IV Girls’ Soccer Championship
1 District IV Boys’ Tennis Championship
Many Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading Competition AwardsWilliamsport (Girls and Boys Basketball)
Montoursville (Boys Basketball & Football)
South Williamsport (Football)
National Honor Society
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Knight Music (Vocal Jazz Ensemble)
Odyssey of the Mind