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Holicong Middle School

Public | 7-9 | 1216 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted November 25, 2012

I am a student at Holicong middle school and it is great! Halls are not to small they are huge, it is just that more kids are going to the same places at the same times. It is good how it is! The teachers I know of are super nice and teach really well. They all know what they are talking about, they are very knowledgable. The lockers are kind of small but they fit what you need it to. This school is the best!


Posted February 6, 2012

We are fortunate that Holicong is here. It is a school that has tons of opportunities... you have to jump in and take advantage. This school gives you the solid high standards you need to achieve in high school. Our kids are all different but thrive at the top universities now because of Holicong and CB East, with more coming through now. Life is what you make of it - you can complain and not join in, or you can encourage your kids to be the best they can be. Embrace this educational jewel in your town. Save your private school dollars for your ivy league education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2012

the halls in this school are always over crowded. especially at the end of the day. halls need to be bigger so their lockers before the buses leave


Posted March 7, 2010

this school is so fake. everyone that goes her is so insecure of themselves and dont know who they are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2010

Holicong is the perfect place for a teenager to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

HOlicong is just OK. The teachers are not that well educated, mostly having graduated from low end State schoools. The extraccurricular activites, especially the sports teams are over crowded and the average athlete has no where to fit in. The music program and chorus as well as the theatre program is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

this school is one of the best schools and is part of the number one school district in PA. My kids love it here and I love it too! there are so many sports and activities for my kids to get involved with and to develope a great future that lies ahead of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

I love this school. my children go here and enjoy it alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2007

Holicong is a great school, but the students who attend it are lacking. They are overly concerned about appearance. The curriculum is considerably slow compared to other schools in the area. The is very little cultural diversity. Because of that students have a narrow understanding of other cultures and a somewhat racist outlook. The students are also book smart, but lack common sense. They have no view of the real world, and feel that everything will be handed to them on a platter. The school is great, but more should be done to education the student body more than intellectually. Because of the area (many rich families) more should be done to teach common sense because it is lacking.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2005

Holicong is a phenominal school with many great teachers and programs. The music department is amazing and produce quality performances for every concert. They have amazing academics and the teachers engage and do their best to interest students. It is an extremely safe school and most students and all of the staff are very positive and friendly. Holicong is a great school that I recommend to anyone who is looking at schools in the greater Philadelphia area.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2005

Holicong is the best school ever. There are so many things to do. Team teaching (A group of students with a set of teachers in science, math, social studies, English, and Reading) is a great thing. Most students are way above state levels and all to well on the PSSA's. The many things do do after school like choirs, bands, and sports. Overall, Holicong is the best place to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2004

School is overcrowded. Sufficient education, but many teachers do not explain what they teach--i.e. students are required to memorize facts but not their explanations, so that the student can actually figure them out on their own in the future. Music department lacks funding, though we have very good band/choir directors. Overall Holicong is 6 out of 10.
—Submitted by a student


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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 80% in 2012.

379 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

375 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
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97%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

389 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

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86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

403 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
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 91% 71%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2900 Holicong Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: (267) 893-2700

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