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Chartiers Valley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 790 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2014

I would have given this school 0 stars if that was an option. Bullying is a pervasive issue that neither the administration nor the teachers seem to care about, even when they witness it occurring. Attending this school was extremely detrimental to my mental wellbeing and, as a consequence, I have been in therapy and on medication ever since. I am now a junior in college. To say that my days at Chartiers valley were horrible would be a huge understatement. I was regularly called names in class and in the hall and words were written about me on bathroom walls that 12-13 year olds shouldn't even know. Once some students thought it would be funny to write a note saying that I was pregnant. When this was found, I was called to the guidance office to "talk" about it. Their solution was to call my mom and tell her what happened but that was it. The bathroom writing was obviously seen by staff who did nothing about it. I honestly hate this school and am still trying to get over what happened to me there. Luckily, I transferred to a private school after 8th grade. Had I not convinced my parents to let me transfer, I would not be alive today.


Posted May 22, 2014

My kid is just a number Not returning to this school sending children to a local private school in Bridgeville


Posted November 29, 2008

i am a student at chartiers valley middle school, i think this is the best school ever for a lot of reasons all of are sports are really good there are a lot of hott boys, and the theachers and faciltiy is really nice and i think this is the best school ever Go Colts
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2006

A great school that is student centered. A good place to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

My daughter was a student of the month, so I like the school. Swimming pool, excellent after school activities, drama classes. School delays during the winter. All at all, very satisfied with the school.
—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.

About these ratings

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 77% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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%
Female77%
Male84%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
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 89% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 15%
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

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Art teacher(s)
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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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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50 Thoms Run Rd
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Phone: (412) 429-2223

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