• Introduction:
     
    The 2008-2009 school year continued the tradition of successes and accomplishments for Greensburg Salem students. We have much to celebrate and be thankful for. The dedicated and conscientious efforts of all involved have contributed to those outstanding achievements.
     
    OVERALL DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS
    • For the third consecutive year, the Greensburg Salem School District was ranked 1st by the Pittsburgh Business Times for exceeding achievement expectations considering the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch. This comparison is based upon 105 public school districts in Western Pennsylvania. A state-wide comparison of overachievement and economic background ranks the District 2nd among 497 school districts for the second consecutive year. When comparing student achievement as measured by the PSSA, our district was ranked 20th overall in western Pennsylvania and in the top 15% of all school districts in the state.
    • The Pennsylvania Department of Education recognized the Greensburg Salem School District for having met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) criteria for attendance, participation, graduation rate, and student performance in both reading and math for all assessed grade levels. The 2007-2008 school year marks the fifth consecutive year that GSSD has met the AYP criteria.
    • The Greensburg Salem High School was recognized for the second consecutive year in U.S. News and World Reports as having achieved Bronze Medal status. Only 9% of high schools in the United States and 9.6% of high schools in Pennsylvania were recognized in this report. The criteria used for selection were: performance levels on state math and reading tests that exceed expectations based on poverty level, proficiency rates for minorities and economically disadvantaged students.
    • All Elementary schools received Title 1 Performance Awards from the PA Department of Education for exemplary performance by Title 1 students on the PSSA. Additionally, Metzgar Elementary was named a "Title 1 School of Distinction" for superior performance.