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Miller Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 489 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 8, 2014

Wow is all I an say about this school. The principal is our of this world. She knows each and every child be name! My children are in 1 and second grade and have loved every teacher so far. The PTO is very strong and really involves the parents in nurturing the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Pulled child out after 2nd grade. My child was bored and unchallenged since K. I was told by principal and teacher wouldn't test for gifted program till end of 3rd grade. My child had lots of friends, A student but did her homework in 3 minutes and was bored! Not good to have a student getting the idea that school is boring and too easy. Staff was nice but uncreative like most teachers now must teach a certain way and dumb down the lesson to the lowest student not the middle like it use to be. Was told by teachers their hands are tied. 1st grade had students who didn't know their days of the week. However they are taught to pass their tests. PTO and parents are busy and was a nice social group
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

Miller Heights is a very nice neighborhood school. There is lots of parental involvement and this always makes for a better school experience for the kids. The staff is very responsive to parental concerns. The teachers are very professional and highly qualified. It really feels like a family.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%
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 83% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
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 77% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 7% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bethlehem, PA 18020
Phone: (610) 868-6441

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