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Northeast Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 859 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2013

This is a wonderful school with great teachers and programs. My daughter loves going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

I feel that parental concerns are addressed haphazardly. One teacher used blatant sarcasm while on a phone conference with the Assistant Principal and he did not respond when I addressed it. Over all key staff such as the Vice Principal, Guidance Counselors are biased on the side of the staff of course and tend to hold meetings that do not lead to a resolution. Ultimately, your child will likely get talked into leaving it alone, or you as the parent will get told that they cannot possibly influence the behavior of the teachers or students. Additionally, the books in the class libraries are not scanned. Some of the books contain content for 18 and over. I am searching for other schools for my daughter. This school does the bare minimum, and with the number of students, it's truly no wonder. Smaller classes and better pay may help the staff at least look like they care what goes on here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

Wonderful school with an abundance of programs so that children have a good experience in and out of the classroom. Band and choral programs are particularly strong. Parent involvement is as well. Beautiful facility.Very positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

In Northeast Bethlehem parents almost apologize for sending their kids to Northeast and moan about wanting to go to East Hills: AND THEY SHOULDN'T!! Northeast is a great school with a superb principal, active parents, countless opportunities for the kids and commited teachers. I'm starting to think that the people who complain about this school basically don't want their kids going to school with the Pembroke/Marvine kids... If you look at the test scores by demographic, Northeast compares very well to any school in the LV. Their music programs are superb, and again - there's something for everyone to do. And don't forget - it's a beautiful building with modern classrooms, gym and one heck of an auditorium.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

this schhol is great they really work with not only the children but the parents too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

My grandson attended a Charter School where he was a very good student. We transferred him to public school because he excells in sports which the Charter School could not offer. He attented Nitchman Middle School where he and the family encountered a total lack of responsibility on the part of the staff. The Guidence Office was rude when we called to make appointment. We were quite concerned, because the child went from an excellent student to failing grades since attending Nitchman. The assistant principal thought he attented Lehigh Valley Academy instead of Lehigh Valley Regional Charter School and treated the family as if the child were a trouble maker. Quite the opposite was true. We placed the child in Northeast Middle School, explained the situation at Nitchman. The staff at Northeast was wonderful! Child felt welcome, attained Student of the Month and Honor Roll! TY to the Northeast Staff!
—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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

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

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learners47%

Reading

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learners6%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learners8%
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%
Female74%
Male66%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learners17%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male77%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learners25%

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learners8%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learners42%
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 43% 8%
White 39% 71%
Black 17% 15%
Asian 1% 3%
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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1110 Fernwood St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: (610) 868-8581

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