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Francis D Raub Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 874 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2014

I went to this school in 1974-1975 school year and this school was awesome I loved the teachers & counselors great school then


Posted October 29, 2012

I am a parent. The teachers in this school really care for your child! My child was bullied and they took care of it and the other student now has community service and out of school suspension. The asst. principals took care of the problem. I never did see the principal get involve though. Like all parents, you must be involved in your child's education! It is not always the teachers fault other children aren't disciplined! It is usually t the parents that say "Not my Johnny"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I SEEN SUCH A HORRIBLE SCHOOL........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Worst school I've ever come across...my daughter has been bullied severly since the 1st day of her 7th grade year to the point that I have her seeing a psycologist. Teachers act just as bad...there constintly having lock downs because of the kids....there uncontrollable and the faculty is doin nothing about it...I put her name on the waiting list for charter school, until then she is gonna be transferred out of Raub...I really want her out of the school district all together but we were told my the Allentown school didtrict that we would have to pay $8000 because its a whold different district....I fear for my daughter everyday....DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

I agree raub has gotten better over the years but it still needs a lot of work to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

BEST SCHOOL EVER! people keep speculating that this place is terrible. Im tell you right now, its better than texler or southmountain! i love it here! this is my last year, and 3 years ago, we would get a bomb threat everyday. But now, he havent had ONE for over 2 years :) its not as bad as people say it is. It's a very good school, they got soooo many aftrschool activities too! DO send your kids here! thumbs up
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2009

worst school ever dont send your kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

I'm a gifted student that attends here. I wouldn't call this school the best but it is not the fault of the staff. The students are the problem. There are too many and carry an attitude of disrespect and superiority. The teachers and staff are wonderful though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

Bless the teachers and the administration. My child went to Raub for 3 years and I prayed for his safety every day. I am appalled at the disproportionately high percentage of violence that occurs at this school on a daily basis. I got my child out of this school district as soon as I could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I'm a parent and I don't recomend this school to no parents , Kids with bad attitude it look the school for a movie the Subtitude , they have good teacher like the music teacher but the true it is the some of the teachers with my expirience with my two daughters no was the best one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I attend Raub Middle School right now I see fights almost everyday. Parents dont send your children to Raub Middle School. It has a very bad reputation, and has to many problems with finances. Even as kid that goes to this school I'd be able to tell someone that. The teachers there are pretty cool though. I dont like Raub at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

Raub middle school is the school I went to as a child and is not what is used to be, my son attended this school as a gifted student and now my daughter started 6th grade this year, she tells me there's 48 kids in her class, the majority so reckless they make the teacher cry! I'm definitely moving out of the district this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

Best school for a kids education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2005

Raub middle school is in my opinion, an average school. Their overall criteria is average. For the above average student, life in Raub is excrutiatingly boring, even in the honors program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 11, 2005

My children have never experienced problems with any of the Allentown School District's academic programs, and they have always excelled. As with any program, I'm sure improvements can always be made. Extracurricular activities are available, but not well organized. Planning, organization and communication skills need improvement at both the Middle School and High School level. Although there is some parental involvement, it's not enough. It could be the demographics, or it could be lack of parent-friendly leadership on the part of the Raub MS administration.
—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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
30%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
38%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

261 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
49%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners16%

Reading

All Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners12%
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners19%

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Male42%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learners12%

Science

All Students23%
Female19%
Male26%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students53%
Female66%
Male40%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners35%
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 69% 9%
Black 21% 15%
White 9% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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102 South Saint Cloud St
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (484) 765-5301

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