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Brownsville Area Middle School

Public | 6-10 & ungraded | 579 students

 

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Posted November 24, 2007

The food is good,it is clean,but the teachers are very strict and that is what I like about it.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

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 76% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
49%
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 Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female41%
Male37%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male40%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male50%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female31%
Male18%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students16%
Female23%
Male8%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
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 83% 71%
Black 17% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Nurse(s)
Assistant principal(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Language learning

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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
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  • Painting
  • Sculpture
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Two Falcon Dr
Brownsville, PA 15417
Phone: (724) 785-2155

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