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Nitschmann Middle School

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Posted August 13, 2014

NMS IS A WONDERFUL SCHOOL. My child graduated from this school this past year and is now going off to the high school and I must say I am very proud of my son and the education he shows each day that he's received at NMS. I'm looking forward to this continuing throughout his high school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

Nitschmann is a very great school. The teachers are wonderful and The students have great spirits. Everyone is kind and respectful. The 5 important rules that every students lives by is Be There Be Ready Be Respectful Be Responsible Be A Focused Learner Be Actively Engaged In Learning Nitschmann is the Oldest school in The BASD but is the Best School in the BASD.


Posted November 25, 2010

If your in PA and you are newly move here, and you have a middle school child you have got to enroll them into nitshmann. Nitschmanns a great school. Yes it lookes very old and it smells bad, but i garenteed you that by the time your child is ready to go to hish school she will be an A+ student! no matter what grades they get in elementary.


Posted April 5, 2010

I'm a 6th grader at NMS and I absolutely love it! All of the teachers are nice, but some can be pretty loud. Nitschmann has a great band. : ) They also have awesome sports teams. I love NMS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

I am a parent of two children who recently went through Nitschmann Middle School. This is a fine school, with committed faculty and a dedicated administrative and support staff. It proves that a great school can be anywhere because the building is so old and the school is without technological advantages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I am a kid that goes to nitschmann middle and its the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2006

Average After-school activities. Parents are involved and interested. Most of the teachers are good, however, some people can be very rude and judgmental.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2006

Last year my daughter started 7th grade here and she was nominated for Student of the months 3 times. I think this is great for students to be nominated for this it really boosts thier self esteem. Great job for Nitschman staff. Proud Nitschman Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

nitschman staff and teachers are truly concerned about their students, whether it be the students need for academic help, personal items of interest or the help in dealing with problems outside of school, such as family life they really do care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Nitschmann has a lot of extracurricular activies avaliable to the students. They also have sports clubs and ski,swimming,and other clubs were they have to travel outside of the school building. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The adminisration is very respectful and they strive to make Nitschmann the best it can be.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

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 80% in 2012.

296 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

296 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

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 Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black72%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male71%
Black68%
Asian90%
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black74%
Asian86%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black87%
Asian86%
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Black48%
Asian92%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black88%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
Black46%
Asian100%
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black88%
Asian92%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 71%
Hispanic 21% 9%
Black 9% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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909 West Union Blvd
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: (610) 866-5781

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