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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McGuffey High School is a public school located in Claysville, PA. It has 563 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
86 Mcguffey Drive
Claysville, PA 15323
Telephone
(724) 948-3328
Website

McGuffey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
52 responses
Average ACT
28
12 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$70,559
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$819
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Football games
    40%
  • Mr mcguffey, teen action, football, basketball gam
    33%
  • Basketball games, volleyball tournaments
    27%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
563
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,489
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,357/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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McGuffey High School Reviews

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Some things are nice, but the bottom line is it's a country school. Most of the students are racist and hicks. Chewing tobacco can usually be spotted at least once walking from one class to another. If you aren't a part of the "popular" clique, everyone treats you differently, even administrators. It's a small town so a lot of kids know teachers out of school. If you break it down the cliques are popular kids, hicks, athletes, smart kids, stoners, and then everyone else kinda just floats around. Being gay, colored, or anything out of the norm will get you odd looks from the popular kids and made fun of by the hicks. Everyone knows mostly everyone in their grade, if not personally they at least know who they are.
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A few teachers like Mrs. Mizell, Mrs. Brown, and Mr. Cunningham were willing to go above and beyond to help students. Some teachers (Mr.Mcbeth) were great teachers but showed favorites occasionally. I think the worst teacher is Mrs. Gusky. She is a nice lady but is more of a friend than a teacher, looses assignments then claims they were never turned in, and barely teaches anything.
Our school's safety policies are taken very seriously by our administration. Our security is rotated throughout the elementary school and the high school/middle school based on a two week schedule. McGuffey's health policies are very secure. The school itself is health hazardous at times, but very safe other than that.