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Southern Lehigh Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 721 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2011

My three children attended Southern Lehigh Schools. I had two children with an IEP. In middle school I didn't feel there was the support and encouragement they needed. As is fairly common children, especially at this age, don't want to be labeled as "different" and may act as though they don't want or need help.Teachers should see through that attitude. And some teachers don't want to go the extra mile. High school was a train wreck. Maybe I should have pushed the school more, but that was only half of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I am a student currently attending slms. some of the teachers are good. others are bad. some teachers dont care if you succed , others do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2008

Some teachers are great and others are terrible but there's more good than bad. Almost the entire school makes honor roll. But a few kids fail. But only a very small number.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2008

This school is a very good institution for learning. The environment created by most teachers is positive, but there are a few that challenge the students beyond their potential as it would be as a college graduate. The activities provided by the school are enriching, and the students are mostly kind and helpful. Athletics are wonderful, with this year's football team going 9-1 and the field hockey team presiding over their field. The concert band boasts award-winning trombone and trumpet sections. As for academics, the students are provided with a wholesome learning experience by their eighth grade year, learning about the Greeks, modern economy, the environment, and Colonial America. This school is a wonderful place to be a part of, and I hope it continues to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

I think that this school is an 'ok' school. Some of the teachers are really great and they make the subject they are teaching a challenging and fun experience. On the other hand, there are teachers who don't even care of we become smart or not and barely teach us anything. Additionally, the school's dressing code is a little too lenient. Athletics/music is all right, not perfect, but not bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2007

this school is amazing! their boys soccer program is awsome!
—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 80% in 2012.

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

259 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

238 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%

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

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
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%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
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

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 87% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black 2% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
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