McGuffey High School

McGuffey High School
McGuffey High School
86 McGuffey Dr,
Claysville, PA 15323 Coordinates: 40°08′29″N 80°21′48″W / 40.141304°N 80.363313°W / 40.141304; -80.363313

United States
Type Public
School district McGuffey School District
Principal Mr. Keith A. Kucherawy [1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 934 students (2009-2010 School Year [2]
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold
Athletics conference WPIAL, PIAA
Mascot Highlander

McGuffey High School is one of four schools that make up the McGuffey School District in rural Claysville, Pennsylvania. The school is approximately 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school's official colors are navy blue and gold and "Highlanders" has been adopted as the official school nickname.[1] The McGuffey High School building is jointly used by McGuffey Middle School. The school and the district are named for William Holmes McGuffey, author of the McGuffey Reader, who was born within the district boundaries.[1]


Academic Achievement

The school ranks 102nd of 123 high school in western Pennsylvania for academic achievement based on three years of PSSA results on:math, reading, writing and one year of science, by Pittsburgh Business Times in May 2009.[3]

PSSA Results
11th Grade Reading
2009 - 63% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 65% of 11th graders on grade level.
2008 - 61%, State - 65%
2007 - 59%, State - 65%[4]

11th Grade Math:
2009 - 56% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 56% of 11th graders are on grade level.[5]
2008 - 49%, State - 56%
2007 - 47%, State - 53%

11th Grade Science:
2009 - 43% on grade level. State: 40% of 11th graders were on grade level.
2008 - 41%[6]

The school does not offer Pennsylvania Dual Enrollment Program which offers access to deeply discounted college credits to high school juniors and seniors. In 2009, 405 Pennsylvania school districts offer the program.[7]


The students have access to a variety of clubs, activities and sports.

By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students 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.[8]

The Mascot

McGuffey's mascot is a Highlander.


  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education McGuffey School District Enrollment and Projections 2009
  3. ^ Guide to Western Pennsylvania Schools - 11th grade Rankings, Pittsburgh Business Times, May 15, 2009
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education 2007 PSSA Math and Reading Results by School.
  5. ^ 2009 PSSAs: Reading, Math, Writing and Science Results
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Science PSSA Results by School 2008
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education Report on Dual Enrollment Program 2009-10.
  8. ^ Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities, Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, November 10, 2005

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