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Springhouse Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1145 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted May 19, 2014

My child had problems with sexting and the principal plays favorites. If you're a cheerleader or have money there is definitely biased outcomes. There is a lot of bullying that goes unnoticed. We didn't have problems with our son when Mr. Troutman was the principal, but the school and its leadership have definitely changed for the worse. Grades aren't updated in a timely manner. After school help is not always given and our daughter wasn't noticed until it was almost too late. Where is the equity in this? I would definitely consider Orefield Middle School as it appears to be more blue collar and the staff and administration is more approachable and personable. My sister's children attend the school my sister agrees that there is a disparity between the two schools. If I could have done it over, I would have purchased a house that is in the sending district of OMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Spring house is a very good school to be at if you are enrolled there. The teachers are great you are learning what you are supposed to and sometimes it doesn't feel like your at school. I read one of the reviews about spring house saying that it was a school for rich and snobby kids well I can tell you that isn't true you don't have to be rich to go to spring house and really no one acts like a snob at this school if it was for rich and snobby kids I'm pretty sure you would see everyone in uniform. Then there is the issues with bullying yes it happens sometimes and then people say that the principal doesn't answer them but when your a principal of a school you are very busy and you have a lot of things to do and honestly I can say I was on Team Sharks and nobody really bullied anyone Team Sharks was probably the best group of teachers I have ever had in my school career. Honestly overall I can say that I really miss going to spring house it was probably the best school I have ever gone to. The teachers the kids the classes I miss all of it. I wish that I could go back someday just to see what's happened since I left such an amazing school for some school in Palm Bay Florid


Posted March 26, 2014

No communication from administrators. No support in terms of bullying. I had to contact the superintendent's office to get results
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

I went to spring house until I moved to Florida and honestly I enjoyed it. Yes there was bullying problems and other "issues" but it was still an enjoyable place to go and the old principal is the assistant principal so he is still there.


Posted January 2, 2014

I JUST MOVED HERE THIS YEAR AND IM IN 7TH GRADE. THIS IS A VERY NICE SCHOOL. I AM ON TEAM SHARKS AND HAVE EXPERIENCED NO PROBLEM AT ALL. MY TEACHERS ARE EXCELLENT.


Posted July 28, 2013

This is a school with an excellent educational rating... above the 96 percentile. If there were systemic problems with the principal, the school moral and safety of students...the students would not be excelling across the board. There's always a dissatisfied few in every bunch. A 10 out of 10 rated school can't have an unhappy student body or a disinterested principal. Obviously these complaints are isolated incidents. Parkland is an excellent school district, with highly motivated parents, teachers and students and it shows- with test scores, awards for excellence and high participation in extra-curricular activivities, including the Arts which are highly supported by the district and the students. I specifically chose this district when relocating to the area because of the educational opportunities and scores. It was the best decision I made for my 2 children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

We transferred to Springhouse mid 7th grade year, from another state. I actually picked our apartment based on the ratings of the school. Much to my disappointment. Now I can't blame the teachers or the principal for this, but the kids, as a whole, are very mean, and rude. My daughter was very hurt that she couldn't seem to be accepted by any of her peers. The girls were so mean, and so rude to her. We quickly realized it seemed to be a school for rich, snobby kids. I was stunned at some of the things that were going on at lunch. Needless to say, we've moved, bought a home and GLADLY in another school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

school is excellent, have two kids in attending. excellent teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 77% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

338 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

363 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

371 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black91%
Asian96%
Hispanic97%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black64%
Asian96%
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black78%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black74%
Asian90%
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black94%
Asian96%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black82%
Asian95%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female75%
Male86%
Black71%
Asian82%
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black88%
Asian95%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
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 71% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1200 Springhouse Rd
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 351-5700

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