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Floyd C Fretz Middle School

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Posted May 16, 2014

While not mean or unsympathetic, I have found staff in this district very uneducated about dyslexia. I have often known more than the teachers about the subject. They have a hard time reconciling the idea that smart kids have dyslexia and don't seem particularly concerned with helping students who are still 'doing OK,' but who could be doing better. Helping children reach their best potential does not seem to be the goal. My advice is to do your research and advocate strongly for exactly what you want. When our daughter was not eligible for an IEP, we insisted she had a 504 plan to give her more time in some subject areas. I have a friend whose child's IEP is regularly disregarded, and she must fight every instance individually. It's exhausting. Reportedly, the district will be sending a few teachers for Orton-Gillingham training this summer, and I hope it's an eye-opening experience. I would love to see more teachers at all grades and subjects have a better understanding of dyslexia and teaching dyslexics. They'd not only better serve children, they'd probably see their test scores improve, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

I was just reviewing comments of some prior Fretz students because my daughter is about to attend there and is quite nervous. .. quite disappointed with what i read. I have a son that attended there and is now a senior and although he was not a saint by far was by no fault of his school. How can you justify blaming the actions of YOUR child on their school? We as parents need to take responsibility for what our children do. It is Our job as parents to teach them right from wrong and to pay attention to what they are doing and with whom...OUR job not their teachers. So if you're child's is making bad choices or decisions maybe you should question your parenting skills and Not the teaching of our public schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

this school is full of druggys and should be searched soon. i dont think that they are hard anough on rules i mean ok would you rather have a cell phone in school or drugs i mean you could let the kids have the cell phone out at homebase
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I am not very happy with the way that my son's education is going. I call the school to get information and calls are not returned. Plans that where made during parent teacher confrences are not implemented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

My son is a 7th grade student at Fretz. He has had an excellent experience with his classes, his extracurricular activities, his teachers and his classmates. I am very pleased with his overall experience at Fretz.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

The administrators, teachers, and students are working very hard to improve this school. There are many dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to meeting the needs of all learners. I've been very happy with my involvement with Fretz Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

What can the school do to improve safety for all students? The teachers need to open their eyes and ears to things that are going on in their class rooms, stop playing favorites. They are there to teach not to be popular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2006

My children have done very well at this school. It is innovative and has quality leadership. Teachers are working hard to make positive changes to increase student achievement. We are very pleased!
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
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%
Female94%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female90%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female89%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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

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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
White 97% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
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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