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Berwick Area Senior High School Address 1100 Fowler Avenue Berwick, PA, Columbia County, 18603 United States Coordinates 41°03′57″N 76°13′48″W / 41.065864°N 76.230002°W / 41.065864; -76.230002Coordinates: 41°03′57″N 76°13′48″W / 41.065864°N 76.230002°W / 41.065864; -76.230002[1] Information Status open School district Berwick Area School District CEEB Code 390290[2] Dean Gary Campbell Principal Jonathan J. Cleaver Vice principal Patricia Leighow Staff 9 Faculty 73 FTE[3] Grades 9 to 12 Enrollment 992 47% Male 53% Female (2008-9 School Year) Grade 9 267 Grade 10 258 Grade 11 216 Grade 12 251 Student:teacher ratio 13.8:1 Color(s) Athletics conference Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association AAA Sports Football Baseball Soccer Mascot Bulldog Nickname Dawgs Team name Bulldogs Average SAT scores 977 (493 Math / 484 Verbal)  (2007[4]) Budget $11.8M Feeder schools Berwick Middle School Alumni Jimmy Spencer Ron Powlus Day Turner Bo Orlando Matt Karchner Mike Souchak Nick Adams Telephone Pennsylvania School Number 1605 Berwick Area Senior High School (also called Berwick Area High School, Berwick High School or BHS) is a public high school in Berwick, a borough located in Columbia County, in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. The school is the only public high school in the Berwick Area School District (AUN 116191103). Contents 1 Students and faculty 2 Academic performance 2.1 Dual enrollment 3 Budget 4 Sports 5 Notable alumni 6 References 7 External links // Students and faculty With 992 students and 73 FTE teachers, the student-to-teacher ratio at Berwick is 13.5:1, as compared to the state average of 16:1. The racial makeup of the student body is 96% Caucasian, 1% black, and 3% Hispanic.[5] Academic performance Graduation Rate: 2010 - 88%[6] 2009 - 88%[7] 2008 - 85% 2007 - 85%[8] 2006 - 81%[9] In 2010, the school remains in School Improvement I for lagging student achievement and a low graduation rate.[10] In 2009, the school is in School Improvement I for lagging student achievement and a low graduation rate. PSSA Results 11th Grade Reading 2010 - 60% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 67% of 11th graders on grade level. 2009 - 65%, State - 65% [11] 2008 - 62%, State - 65% 2007 - 67%, State - 65% 2006 - 69%, State - 65%[12] 2005 - 70%, State - 65% 11th Grade Math: 2010 - 52% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 59% of 11th graders are on grade level.[13] 2009 - 54%, State - 56% [14] 2008 - 48%, State - 56% 2007 - 44%, State - 53%[15] 2006 - 54%, State - 52% 2005 - 50%, State - 51% 11th Grade Science: 2010 - 39% on grade level. State: 39% of 11th graders were on grade level.[16] 2009 - 33%, State: 40%[17] 2008 - 39%, State - 39% [18] College Remediation: According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 25% of Berwick Area School District 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.[19] 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.[20] 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 math, reading or English. Dual enrollment The high school offers a Dual Enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards high school graduation requirements and towards earning a college degree. The students continue to have full access to activities at their high school. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offers a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books.[21] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions.[22] For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $6,779 for the program.[23] Other students, that reside in the district, who attend a private nonpublic school, charter school or are homeschooled are eligible to participate in this program. According to a 2006 report by the Governor of Pennsylvania, Berwick Area Senior High School was recognized by Standard and Poors as reducing the achievement gap.[24] However, according to Standard and Poors SchoolMatters.com website, Reading proficiency at the school is 67.8%, while math proficiency is 44.7%, and it has been determined that this school is not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward federal and state requirements, per the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) act, and is currently in "warning" status under the act.[25] Budget The total annualized budget for the Berwick Area Senior High School is $11.8M. Per-student educational costs are shown in the following table:[26] Category BHS PA average Total Revenue $11,891 $12,273 Total Expenditures $10,633 $12,312 Operating Expenditures $9,337 $9,696 Instructional Expenditures $6,252 $5,940 Debt Payments $3,726 $1,961 Capital Expenditures $21 $1,086 Sports Noted for football especially, the high school team has brought home the state championship six times.[27] Berwick is now the home of the 2008 PIAA AAA Baseball State Champions. It is the school's first baseball state championship in its history. Also in 2008, the Berwick Football Team was the District 2, and District 11 Champions. This was also the first time since 2004 that the Dawgs have been to the state playoffs, losing to Selingsgrove for the second time this season with a score of 14-6.[28] The school mascot is the Bulldog, and the sports teams are called the bulldogs, or just dawgs for short. School colors and blue and white.[29] Notable alumni Jimmy Spencer, NASCAR #78 Chevrolet driver Ron Powlus Notre Dame QB and NFL player [30] Day Turner, WWII Medal of Honor recipient Bo Orlando, NFL Defensive Back for the Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers Matt Karchner, retired baseball player Gerald Vezendy, Minor League Pitcher affiliated with the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s Mike Souchak, Professional golfer Nick Adams, Actor ("The Rebel" TV show) Joe Colone, NBA player for the New York Knicks References ^ "Free US Geocoder". http://geocoder.us. Retrieved 2008-09-07.  ^ "Eastern.Edu". https://mail.eastern.edu/application/schools_cor.html. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "school-stats.com". http://www.school-stats.com/PA/COLUMBIA/BERWICK_AREA_HS.html. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "PA DOE". http://www.pde.state.pa.us/pas/lib/pas/PUBLIC_SCHOOL_SAT_2007.pdf. Retrieved 2008-09-21. [dead link] ^ "publicschoolreview.com". http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/68562. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ Berwick Area School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2010 ^ Berwick Area School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2009 ^ Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children - High School Graduation Rates 2007 ^ Berwick Area High School Academic Achievement Report Card 2006 ^ Berwick Area School District Report Card 2010 ^ Berwick Area School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2009 http://paayp.emetric.net ^ Berwick Area School District Academic Achievement Report Card 2005 & 2006 ^ 2010 PSSAs: Reading, Math, Writing and Science Results http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_assessments/7442 ^ 2009 PSSAs: Reading, Math, Writing Results ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Report on Science PSSA 2007 by Schools. August 2007. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Report on Science PSSA 2010 by Schools. released September 14, 2010. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Report on Science PSSA 2009 by Schools. August 2009. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Report on Science PSSA 2008 by Schools. August 2008. ^ Pennsylvania College Remediation Report http://www.scribd.com/doc/23970364/Pennsylvania-College-Remediation-Report ^ National Center for Education Statistics. IPEDS 2009 ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/24901214/Pennsylvania-Department-of-Education-Dual-Enrollment-Guidelines-2010-2011 Pennsylvania Department of Education - Dual Enrollment Guidelines. ^ Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement. site accessed March 2010. http://www.patrac.org/ ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Dual Enrollment Fall Grants 2009-10. August 2009 ^ "Pennsylvania State official webpage". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. http://web.archive.org/web/20080515020902/http://www.pde.state.pa.us/newsroom/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=120592. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "Standard and Poors SchoolMatters". http://www.schoolmatters.com/schools.aspx/q/page=sp/sid=14443. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "Standard and Poors SchoolMatters". http://www.schoolmatters.com/schools.aspx/q/page=sl/sid=14443/midx=DistrictFinancialInfo. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "Berwick, PA Official Website". http://www.berwickpa.com/. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "2008 P.I.A.A. Baseball Championships". http://baseball.pawrsl.com/?page_id=9. Retrieved 2008-09-21. [dead link] ^ "Northeastern Pennsylvania Times Leader". Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. http://web.archive.org/web/20080418003311/http://www.timesleader.com/sports/prepsports/berwick/6315117.html. Retrieved 2008-09-21.  ^ "NFLHS.com". http://www.nflhs.com/news/features/legends_ronpowlus_01232006_lcb.asp. Retrieved 2008-09-22.  External links Berwick Football Team website The Bleachers at Berwick Area High School Berwick Bulldogs Apparel