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Sandy Run Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted March 20, 2013

This school is the ugly step child of Upper Dublin schools. The elementary and high schools are very good. I think this is where the lowest performing teachers are sent. My daughter received a study guide that said Bonn was the capital of Germany! How about giving the kids some information that is not decades old. My daughter pointed this out to the teacher and instead of being appalled, the teacher dismissed her. If this was an isolated incident, I would not be concerned, but seems to be all to common in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

I have had three children attend this school since 2002. The administration, teachers and education continues to get better with each passing year. This middle school will provide your child with an excellent education which rivals any private school. The new administration is a breath of fresh air and has the best interests of students in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

VERY overrated. If your child is already a top performer, you will love this school. Other parents of top performers are very active in school PTO. For the other 80%, there are few resources, other than sink or swim. The administration is unresponsive to these concerns, or attempts to put parents to sleep by stating they have few resources. For children who need assistance with organizational skills, social skills, or don't qualify for an IEP (and even if you do qualify), you will find brick walls everywhere. Expect to spend $$ to hire tutors who will work for you. The administration has a poor reputation, protects poor teachers, the students come last here, unless state law requires them to receive attention and help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

High technology, enough new books, good teachers, eduacation for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Great teachers, wonderful staff, solid students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2007

Good teachers. Smart students. Many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2005

I think that Sandy run is a good school for any student. I t provides the rigors of intense learning with extra-chiricular activities and sports. Any student looking for a school that can help them excel in their lives should condider Sandy run middle school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

337 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

351 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

350 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

349 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
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%
Female94%
Male95%
Black76%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black60%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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 Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black91%
Asian97%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black71%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black55%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black63%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black42%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Black74%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
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 77% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Black 9% 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

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520 Twining Rd
Dresher, PA 19025
Phone: (215) 576-3251

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