The Wissahickon School District is pleased to announce that Wissahickon High School (WHS) received the highest School Performance Profile (SPP) score in the state of Pennsylvania at 101.8.
“Wissahickon High School’s SPP score is a great achievement which reflects the district’s robust academic programming and the tremendous work of our students and teachers,” said Dr. James A. Crisfield, Superintendent of Wissahickon School District.
All Pennsylvania schools with an 11th grade received an SPP score this year. A school’s SPP score relies heavily on state assessment scores including Keystone/PSSA, but also includes college readiness tests, industry standards-based assessments, graduation, promotion, and attendance rates, as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses to prepare students for college and career. Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate exams.
WHS scored 98.49 on all academic indicators and an additional 3.3 in extra credit for advanced achievement.
“I am extraordinarily proud of the efforts of the WHS staff and students. It takes a lot of work to bring about such impressive success! We have a committed faculty and student body. I also appreciate the support of our School Board and Administrators because they continue to support our programming designed to encourage our students’ academic growth. We will continue to reflect on regularly collected data to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of our students and our efforts will continue to be focused on innovative teaching and learning,” said Dr. Lynne Blair, WHS Principal.