POTTSTOWN, PA — Although headlines last week proclaimed Pottstown High School an occupant of the state’s new “underachieving schools” list, that ranking, based in large part on a single standardized test, does not tell the whole story.
There are other ways to measure educational success and in several of them, Pottstown High School comes out on top, particularly when looking at the Career and Technology Program.
By several measures, these students, who study technical skills to prepare them for the workforce upon graduation, are succeeding in ways the Pennsylvania Legislature does not seem to consider as important.
This past year 100 percent of the school’s career and technical students graduated, compared to the 87 percent graduation rate for the general education students the same year.
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