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Harrison-Morton Middle School

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Posted August 23, 2010

this school is great! the teachers and staff are nice and is safe thanks to the new principal. It has great teachers and a great environment for new students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

One of the worst schools, Kids are out of control. Not a safe school, once they buzz you in there is no security to stop you from going anywhere in the school. There is a classroom right by the entrance and any lunatic can waltz in to do whatever. My daughter goes to this school and she encountered teenagers that did not go to the school in the building looking for a student. They stopped to ask her. There is no follow up by any of the teachers when you email them or to meet with them. The principal and asst have no clue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I must say HMMS all the way around is a great school!!! Teachers, Staff, Assistant Principals, to guidance counslers and The main guy the Principal. He runs a tight ship but the kids respect him for that. I am glad the principal is tuff on them. kids can still have fun but they know when push comes to shove you are there to learm. Great Job HMMS!!!!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I think that harrison morton is a great school for young kids to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

School not very professional and the teachers dont know how work with individual children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

Harrison-Mroton Middle has excellent leadership from Principal Chapel, V. Principal Kuhns and V. Principal Rossi. Teachers care greatly for their students but overcrowding and inadequate funding leave a significant hole in the student's educational experience. Not enough textbooks for every student is my strongest complaint. Many talented teachers and administrators are lost each year due to inadequate pay in the Allentown School District (ASD). ASD is 500th out of 501 school districts in PA for amount of money expended on education per student. Better funding is necessary to start preparing more young Allentonians for higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

This is a great school, but has a bad reputation because of its location. Many people do not realize that H-M(Nickname) has great potential!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2005

Harrison Morton Middle School is more into science and tecnology than anything else the school it very nice though teachers are very educated too
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2004

This school needs more funding for one. Policies need to be changed such as punishing the whole class for the actions of a few disorderly kids. Obviously the PSSA and reading scores need to come up significantly. On the positive side I have talked to one of the vice principals and was informed of new programs for 2004-2005 and I am putting a lot of faith in what sounds like some very good changes for the kids at the school. One other thing is lunches at the school seem to be one of the biggest complaints at the school. Serving the same food multiple days in a row has got to go.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
36%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
42%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
52%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learners4%

Reading

All Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learners0%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
English language learners23%

Reading

All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners2%
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 Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
English language learners5%

Reading

All Students46%
Female55%
Male38%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners3%

Science

All Students16%
Female12%
Male20%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners3%

Writing

All Students44%
Female56%
Male35%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learners14%
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

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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
Hispanic 66% 9%
Black 16% 15%
White 16% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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137 North 2nd St
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: (484) 765-5701

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