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Chichester Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1011 students

 

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Posted November 18, 2014

i gu ti theyt skool threiir thi bestest un thi hol entre wurld i nuw no huw tu spiill katt rit imm su smarrtt nuw i kan cont 2 firgtruc. mi mimmei seys em spekials -steedent


Posted March 25, 2014

So sad for the kids trying to do better in this school. It's a crime that there are not other options for these kids. To the parents....I feel sad for you if you have a child striving to be their best; what a struggle it will be for you and them. We moved out of this district a few years ago and while things may appear OK at Chichester School district you are totally being underserved by this district. It's a very sad and depressing thing that my child had to spend a few years at the middle school; you people should try to do better by your kids, there are much better district in PA and NJ, but you have to move and see for yourself the differences. I didn't realize what a total disservice I was subjecting my child to until we moved into a much better, move academically advanced school district. The differences are amazing when you see a more cutting edge school and what can be offered for your child. If you have an academically advanced child there would be much, much more invested in them instead of this border line education they are receiving at Chichester. let's face it, your tax dollars are going into programs for troubled kids. you are not getting your money's worth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

This school, the district and the townships that comprise this district are pathetic. You have absolutely outrageous taxes in this district and the middle and high school are a mini version of our neighboring Chester high school. Foul language is the standard among the student body. Graduation rates is somewhere in the 60% to low 70% range and post secondary acceptance in even lower. The parents are fooling themselves if they think "Chi is the place to be." Congratulations to the few kids who rise above all the rubble and go on to be productive members of society. This is a horrible district with these poor kids having no choice but to attend these horrible schools or choose cyber school. They need to create a charter school; there are plenty of kids that want to do better and have the abilities to achieve more than the average student;that will never happen because the students with problems are the focus. In my opinion they do not do enough for the high achieving students in this school. Honest, the teachers seem great, but all the great teachers have a hard job because the behaviour problems take up so much of their time. My advice: Move right across the bridge to N.J.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2013

The teacher's and all of the staff members are great. It is the kid's using bad language and threatening other kid's has to be stopped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

Nothing like having you child come home and tell you the kid sitting next to them says they will "f**k you up if you don't give me the test answers" almost every day. Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. Put my home up for sale the next day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Honestly I think the middle school is in recovery from bad leadership. The teachers at middle school have to work extra hard to bring students up to speed from a elementary level. I do believe the new principal is going in the right direction with student accountability. I have met some great teachers as well. Teachers want to motivate the student to grasp a concept while holding him or her responsible for their work construct. If your a proactive parent your child will get a great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

i am a student at chichester middle school. i absoulutley hate that school. there is a fight almost every day. theres poor people that parents don't know how to control there kids. tattoos in 7 and 8th grade! someone please shut my school down! i barley learn anything because the teachers are alwys yelling at the students.


Posted September 14, 2009

This schook is greaaaaat ! The tachers give 200% to the kids and dont give outrageous amounts of homework. The food is pretty good. The principal isnt that great. She doesnt really get involved but besides that chi is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2009

this school is a great school, it teaches my child to be the best they can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Overall I think Chi is a good middle school. I like that the 5th graders are on a seperate floor from the other grades. They don't give much homework. They need to give spelling test. I don't understand the need for gym every day. The buses usually get the kids to school late every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

There my be some fights but it is a very good school and my child seems to love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

Chi is a wonderful school! The teachers are great but the principle is okay. I liked Mr. Salamone better, but Ms. Husar is okay too. The school's sports programs are also great! The track at the high school, which middle school students go to, is the best one i've seen so far! overall, this school is great! Im currently a student at chi...and i love it there! The foods bad, but you'll live! Trust me...I did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

This school has definitly changed since the new principle came
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

I think the teacher at this school give 110% to their students. I think the principal needs to be more of a impact at this school. She needs to disaplin more and stay out of her office. Also I feel parents need to be more involve in their children. For the most part I feel it is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

Parent involvement, web site improvements, and improved guidance personnel should help Chi move forward. Teacher quality is headed in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

Chichester is an up-and-coming school district and it is trying very hard to improve in all levels of education. The middle school is the 6th largerst in PA but it's very well divided among grades. The facilities are lacking compare to other school but the teachers are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

My children have had wonderful teachers at Chichester, especially at the middle school. The principal and Mr. Moon have always been willing to listen. The teachers in every grade go out of their way to help their students. I have always been treated with respect when dealing with my children's teachers. I know parents in other districts who have a hard time getting a hold of a teacher. My son and daughters teachers were after school for help, returned my calls right away, and I was never turned down for any conference I requested. Chi is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
62%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female64%
Male39%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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%
Female78%
Male70%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
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 Students64%
Female59%
Male68%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male53%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female71%
Male37%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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 69% 71%
Black 24% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Speech and language therapist(s)
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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925 Meetinghouse Rd
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Phone: (610) 485-6881

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