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Pittsburg Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 599 students

 
 

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Posted September 12, 2009

Nice school the best in Pittsburg. Many chances to meet new people. Most but not all teacher are great. They now what they are teaching very good but many are boring but all in all a very nice school. But the lunch time is not handling very good. But don't that keep you away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

PCMS/PMS was the best place that I could have gone I have learned so much from there and everything from there has been a postive experince looking forward to high school this coming year cause I've been in a lot of schools but none have even been close to what Pittsburg offers. Great leadership and teacher quality they can actually give the students one on one attetion if needed it is defenitly one of the best schools in kansas! I know this is supposed to be for parents tho I think a past student is a bit more accurate.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

190 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnic74%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students89%
African American80%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities68%
Proficient in English88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities62%
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
African American75%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities61%
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students88%
African American92%
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnic90%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students77%
African American58%
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities54%
Proficient in English52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnic50%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities39%
Proficient in English40%

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnic67%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in English60%

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 67%
Hispanic 12% 17%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Black 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1310 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 235-3240

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