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Central Columbia Middle School

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Posted February 22, 2009

While there are a few excellent teachers in the Middle School, some of them lack the skills necessary to handle the behavior of their students who face the challenges of puberty & they do not communicate openly with parents, nor do they foster a positive parent-teacher relationship. They refuse to have a parent teacher conference unless they are having problems with a student, at which time you are 'invited'. In the combined 8 years my children have attended this school, I have had a single conference. The atmosphere they created was extremely uncomfortable. I felt like I was on trial. I was confused & asked why they sent home a report with all A's and positive comments. They said it was not their job to tell me 'every little thing'. There are not enough text books so the students are 'spoon-fed' the info leading to mediocrity in the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

Great teacher, new renovated facilities and wonderful program. Who could ask for more.
—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 73% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%

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 77% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 96% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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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4777 Old Berwick Rd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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