York County School Of Technology

Public 9-12

 2179 South Queen St
       York, PA  17402-4628


 (717) 741-0820

District: York County School Of Technology

SchoolDigger Rank:
567th of 681 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  1,641

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.4%
Hispanic:
16.0%
African American:
9.4%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  53.1%

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Compare Details In 2015, York County School Of Technology ranked worse than 83.3% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.03. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.4%), Hispanic (16%), African American (9.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at York County School Of Technology is 14. (See more...)
Compare York County School Of Technology employs 117.2 full-time teachers.
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SchoolDigger Ranks York County School Of Technology 567th of 681 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See York County School Of Technology in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks York County School Of Technology 501st of 577 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for York County School Of Technology

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 7.94 528th 583 9.4% 0 star ranking
2004 8.06 540th 590 8.5% 0 star ranking
2005 19.93 513th 593 13.5% 1 star ranking
2006 27.36 508th 604 15.9% 1 star ranking
2007 10.46 568th 615 7.6% 0 star ranking
2008 24.73 527th 621 15.1% 1 star ranking
2009 20.61 553rd 632 12.5% 1 star ranking
2010 21.65 565th 649 12.9% 1 star ranking
2011 23.80 560th 660 15.2% 1 star ranking
2012 19.37 581st 664 12.5% 1 star ranking
2015 18.03 567th 681 16.7% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

York County School Of Technology Test Scores

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Test score data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

About the Keystone Exams: Keystone Exams are end–of-course assessments in designated content areas. The Keystone Exams serve two purposes: (1) high school accountability assessments for federal and state purposes, and (2) high school graduation requirements for students beginning with the class of 2017. The Algebra I and Literature Keystone Exams include items written to the Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts. The Biology Keystone Exam includes items written to the Assessment Anchor/Eligible Content aligned to the enhanced Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science.

Source: Pennslyvania Department of Edcuation - Assessment and Accountablility

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by a student
Sunday, September 2, 2012

Open Quote Worst nightmare of my life was spent going to Adult Ed, LPN school at YCST in 2010. The teacher they have teaching Fundamentals of Nursing is a diploma nurse from the 70's who they pulled out of a 10 year retirement to teach. During class, she would tell us she was too busy taking A&P at Penn State to read the teaching guidelines for our class so she would give us all the answers to our tests instead of actually teaching us the material. When she did give us instructions on how to provide patient care, she would give instructions that were in direct conflict with information we had just read in our texts the night before, which would state, "this is the old way to do this, but for the last 10 years, it is now done this way..." She taught us to measure in cc's only -- nothing about ml's. Early on our class president went to the director, Barbara, and she just shrugged her shoulders and said, well, I don t know what to tell you. Then we found both the director and teachers, Pat and Diane, would hold grudges against anyone who complained about the way they did things. I know a girl who is pursuing her Bachelor's just so she can go back and replace the teacher there because it is so horrible. Alot of people think YCST is a good alternative to college, but YCST fails over two-thirds of the class just to say they have a tough and great program ! The truth is they go out of their way to use "crazy-making" tactics to make you feel like a failure and then literally fail you to justify it. Ask anyone who's attended their program or google the term "crazy-making" and you'll see what we mean. They act like it is the students but I made it 5 months and saw a CNA with 14 years of experience make A's in class and yet they failed her in clinicals and kicked her out of the program just because they didn't like her. Buyer beware!! Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Open Quote York County School of Technology is by far one of the worst schools in York. Their teachers are mediocre at best; add to that that most are completely inept in their fields.

In certain shops, the students are used as free labor. In Baking, the students mostly do "production". This is where they make cookies and the occasional cake to be used in their in-school cafe. Not only are the students not gaining the proper training the school promised, they aren't even allowed to by the very product they made at a discounted price.

Another issue with the school is it's attempts at quieting any news of the violence instead of stopping it. Students and teachers live in fear of the more violent students and the rest of the faculty ignore it or keep it from becoming too public.
I know what some of you are thinking. Why haven't the parents done anything to stop it. Trust me, it's not for a lack of trying. Another side of YCST is it's casual way of punishing the students or students of any parent who "makes a fuss."
Essays and reports that were turned in on time suddenly get lost or a teacher blatantly accuses a student of not turning it in on time. A student who is constantly picked on and says something and the next time he/she is being bullied the teacher "by chance" happens to always be looking the other way. Students who make a fuss will out right be refused a pass to get to an appointment with guidance counselors and even classes in some circumstances.

Though there is much more, I'll lastly touch on one more instance of the ineptitude of the faculty. As students have now reached their senior year are the counselors "assisting" them in college options; something most schools begin freshman year.
Because of this, they are overwhelmed and are turning students seeking help with college options away or setting up appointments several months into the year.

YCST is more concerned with public appearance then it is with the education, training or the well-being of it's students. This school is the prime example of what not to do. Close Quote


by a citizen
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Open Quote York County Tech is more interested in numbers in the school then actually educating children. It has turned into a sad place. Once it was starting to get rid of an image of slow tech and now it is slow tech. Once it prized its students and now it counts its students. The test scores have dipped in the last three years and it is a result of Superintendents who beleive tech schools are alternative schools. With the best money can buy in equipment, they send kids who don't want to be there and their students who score poorly on tests so they can turn around and blame the tech school. The kids who should be gaining in technical careers don't go because to the stigma given to the school. York, you superintendents will have this school empty in 10 years with no full time students. A real shame and they ought to be ashamed of themselves. Close Quote


Enrollment information for York County School Of Technology

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1192 66 7 17 9 n/a n/a 0 1291
1989 1110 72 4 13 15 n/a n/a 0 1214
1990 987 66 3 25 10 n/a n/a 0 1091
1991 1005 61 14 24 2 n/a n/a 0 1106
1992 961 60 4 25 13 n/a n/a 0 1063
1993 938 68 5 38 19 n/a n/a 0 1068
1994 965 85 4 43 12 n/a n/a 0 1109
1995 892 79 6 54 6 n/a n/a 0 1037
1996 892 79 6 54 6 n/a n/a 0 1037
1997 909 70 4 30 3 n/a n/a 0 1016
1998 958 63 4 30 6 n/a n/a 0 1061
1999 997 62 5 30 10 n/a n/a 0 1104
2000 1074 79 6 34 12 n/a n/a 0 1205
2001 1111 77 4 48 10 n/a n/a 0 1250
2002 1102 117 6 88 11 n/a n/a 0 1324
2003 1102 117 6 88 11 n/a n/a 0 1324
2004 1234 114 4 84 7 n/a n/a 0 1443
2005 1186 106 6 97 2 n/a n/a 0 1397
2006 1175 102 4 115 5 n/a n/a 0 1401
2007 1215 117 5 131 1 n/a n/a 0 1469
2008 1146 148 3 170 0 n/a n/a 13 1480
2009 1073 177 4 177 1 n/a n/a 28 1460
2010 1060 194 6 214 2 n/a n/a 49 1525
2011 1037 209 6 240 1 0 83 0 1576
2012 1041 183 3 229 1 0 102 0 1559
2013 1036 157 9 244 1 0 117 0 1564
2014 1073 154 8 263 1 0 142 0 1641

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at York County School Of Technology

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1291 80.0 16.1 n/a
1989 1214 78.0 15.5 n/a
1990 1091 99.0 11.0 0
1991 1106 84.4 13.1 n/a
1992 1063 73.9 14.3 n/a
1993 1068 73.4 14.6 n/a
1994 1109 72.4 15.3 n/a
1995 1037 77.5 13.4 n/a
1996 1037 77.5 13.4 n/a
1997 1016 77.1 13.2 n/a
1998 1061 76.4 13.9 n/a
1999 1104 76.9 14.4 n/a
2000 1205 81.9 14.7 15.9
2001 1250 92.5 13.5 15.8
2002 1324 94.8 14.0 25.7
2003 1324 94.8 14.0 25.7
2004 1443 98.3 14.7 18.9
2005 1397 102.5 13.6 24.3
2006 1401 101.0 13.9 35.0
2007 1469 104.5 14.1 42.3
2008 1480 101.5 14.6 48.3
2009 1460 113.9 12.8 38.8
2010 1525 110.8 13.7 45.8
2011 1576 112.2 14.0 50.0
2012 1559 110.2 14.1 53.3
2013 1564 113.2 13.8 53.1
2014 1641 117.2 14.0 53.1

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio York County School Of Technology

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1291 80.0 16.1 n/a
1989 1214 78.0 15.5 n/a
1990 1091 99.0 11.0 0
1991 1106 84.4 13.1 n/a
1992 1063 73.9 14.3 n/a
1993 1068 73.4 14.6 n/a
1994 1109 72.4 15.3 n/a
1995 1037 77.5 13.4 n/a
1996 1037 77.5 13.4 n/a
1997 1016 77.1 13.2 n/a
1998 1061 76.4 13.9 n/a
1999 1104 76.9 14.4 n/a
2000 1205 81.9 14.7 15.9
2001 1250 92.5 13.5 15.8
2002 1324 94.8 14.0 25.7
2003 1324 94.8 14.0 25.7
2004 1443 98.3 14.7 18.9
2005 1397 102.5 13.6 24.3
2006 1401 101.0 13.9 35.0
2007 1469 104.5 14.1 42.3
2008 1480 101.5 14.6 48.3
2009 1460 113.9 12.8 38.8
2010 1525 110.8 13.7 45.8
2011 1576 112.2 14.0 50.0
2012 1559 110.2 14.1 53.3
2013 1564 113.2 13.8 53.1
2014 1641 117.2 14.0 53.1

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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