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Hopewell Junior High School

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Posted March 8, 2014

My daughter is in her last year here. Thank goodness! Entirely too much bullying and mean girl cliques.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

Unless you are a Teacher or employed within the school system, Hopewell Area School does NOT care about your child. The staff shows extreme favoritism towards particular students. My child is a High Distinguished Honor Roll Student and a member of Student Council, NJHS, and Class Club and is DISCRIMINATED against when it comes to field trips and particular functions, they always find a way to tell her she is not permitted to attend, however, teachers children and children whom are not involved in the clubs are permitted to attend??? I suppose this is because she is the only African American / Caucasian member! However they are proud to use her for fundraising and volunteering her time to help CLEAN! If you are white and considered high class, you may be okay! I give this school NO STARS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

I have two children who are currently attending this school. Generally the academic work is challenging. As in most districts, there are excellent teachers and some not so good teachers. For the most part my children have had excellent teachers who not only have taught them but also mentored them. The school does maintain discipline - which apparently some students do not appreciate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Our school is not that great. The only thing we realy do good is our sports teams. The varsity girls basketball team recently won state champs. The second year in a row.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2005

Over active disciplineary practises. Conformity to every aspect of the way 'they' like to see things is a must. Creativity is not incouraged well, and when it is incouraged it can only be in specific clases. At least 50% of the teachers are hypocritical, most could care less about student mental health, so long as the student will meet their standards and isn't shooting other students.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 73% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania 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: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania 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: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania 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: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female57%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania 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: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Aliquippa, PA 15001
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