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Arcola Intrmd School

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Posted October 15, 2008

We recently moved to the Methacton School District. Believe me this district surpasses the previous school district. The teachers are fantasic. My child is getting a great education. Plenty of great students. Many opportunities. To the writer of the review posted of 7/16/07, most school districts do not have extra curricullar activities for 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Plenty of involvement opportunities for kids with sports, music, drama, clubs, etc. Plenty of opportunities for parents to be involved if they want to. Positive attitude throughout the school starting with the adminstration and all teachers and staff. Safe, happy kids who are leaning, too! What more can you ask?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

Arcola is TOP of the line. Most kids you know probably hate school but theres no reason to in Arcola. They have great sports like lacrosse and soccer. You can learn to play unique instruments unlike most schools. In chorus and band you get to go to dorney park in 6th and 7th grade but in 8th grade you go to hershey. its great.Their art program is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Arcola Intermediate School is awesome, with all-around great staff and teachers. Kids learn a variety of things, from wood-shop to playing guitar. Some specific staff and teachers can be strict or embarrass you at times, but the kind, fun teachers make up for it. The lunch choices are great, offering healthy snacks and drinks. Students also immensely enjoy the ice cream machine! The school offers lots of clubs and curricular activities including sports, cooking, reading, drama, and even animals. You won't find a better school for your children!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2007

I have a child finishing 6th grade. I am appalled that the 6th graders are not able to enroll in extracurricullar activites. My daughter has to join outside club teams instead of joining in on school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

This is a great school. The staff is excellent, and so are the kids. My kid moved here in the middle of the year and the kids were really nice, and he made friends quickly. My son says this is his favorite school, and he's been in 7 different schools. The extracullicular activities are great because there are a variety of different sports the kids can join.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2004

Mediocre at best. Arcola has been a disappointment in almost all areas, from extracurricular activities through academic achievement and support. Even the physical plant is an embarrassment with signage that is either incorrect or falling down to broken doors and poor or non existent snow removal from walkways. It certainly is not an environment that demonstrates or encourages excellence. I think most parents just hope to get through and make it to the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

This is a mediocre school that lives on a ten-year old reputation. There is no concern for individual students or parents. The atmosphere is at best neutral, often hostile. Needs a complete overhaul of administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I have one child who attended this school. It succeeds only because of the socio-econimic and educational level of the community. The parents take a very active part in the education of their children. At a time in these children's lives when study habits, organization and the relativity of school to life is of utmost importance, this school fails pitifully. Diversity is not reflected in the staff nor is it recognized as a necessary topic in school or life. The administration is pathetic. They have no idea how to communicate with these children or deal with their problems. And at this pre-adolescent time in their lives, they have many conflicts to try and deal with. This experience has not only given me insight into the violence in schools but has totally ruined my faith in the American Public School System. Luckily my 2 other children had positive experiences in the High School so I can only hope this will be the case for my youngest. If I had the resources I would never have let my child remain in Arcola Middle School.
—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 80% in 2012.

391 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

391 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

408 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

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

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black82%
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic84%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black64%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic95%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black64%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic83%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black71%
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic92%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black57%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic83%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female90%
Male72%
Black86%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic83%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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 77% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4000 Eagleville Rd
Eagleville, PA 19403
Phone: (610) 489-5000

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