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Bangor Area Middle School

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Posted December 16, 2009

I love going to this school everybody has a uniqe perssonality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

BAMS is awesome. Mr. Gunnels is an awesome principal, adored by the students and respected by parents and administration. He is a true advocate of education. Middle School is a tough time for any student, but the environment here and the attention to the needs of these children is ever evolving. We are very pleased with the school and their involvement in our child's academic and emotional journey through middle school.
—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 80% in 2012.

224 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female75%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female55%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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

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 92% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 3% 15%
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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401 Points Richmond Rd
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 599-7012

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