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Cecelia Snyder Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 439 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2013

I am glad to see this school has good rating.I went here back in the mid 70s.I myself had a sarcastic math teacher and came in the middle of the school year and was forced to take sewing because i needed one more class.The teacher of that class stuck me in a room in the dark because i couldnt set the thread up in a sewing machine.Never forget her she had an X cut into her head.Sounds made up but what can i gain by this but to let you know that if this school is good now for youg kids im glad of that.0ne star for my old engish teacher Mrs Gabriel..0 for the school


Posted November 9, 2009

The school is great the staff and everyone involded in educating our children and preparing them for the future but I suggest if your child would like to participate in after school activities then I suggest you personaly pick them up beings the after school bus drivers like to drop children off at any given spot on busy Bensalem Blvd while its dark out and not care so much for the safe and well being of the children reaching there designated stop. Please keep in mind this road is dark no street lights, no sidewalks and very highly traveled, be careful kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

I love this school! I graduated this year, and I love it. Some people are annoying, but every school has something like that. Overall, this school was awesome!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

the reason i rate this school as #5 is because this was the best school i ever attended from 6th to 8th grade i loved all my teachers and staff at the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2003

This was a clean and pleasant school when I was a student. There were some race problems while I was going there back in the sixties, but these petered out over time, but didn't vanish altogether. Teachers were generally pleasant-natured and egalitarian, often with decent senses of humor. When I was in the Bensalem school system, the system recognized bright, talented students and went out of their way to make things pleasant for them.


Posted September 21, 2003

Cecelia Snyder is a great school because they have a dedicated staff that goes beyond what the average teacher will do to reach a student during, after, and even of off school hours. There are teachers who have been teaching since the parents went to school there and they are still going strong.
—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 80% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%

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

All Students81%
Female74%
Male88%
Black83%
Asian90%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black61%
Asian65%
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
Black45%
Asian87%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female91%
Male73%
Black76%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black24%
Asian63%
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female88%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian83%
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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

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 64% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Black 12% 15%
Hispanic 11% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School counslor
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School counslor
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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3330 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 750-2800

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