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Upper Perkiomen Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 716 students

 
 

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Posted July 6, 2012

Both of my children went through this school. It is where their interests blossomed. The teachers were understanding and very approachable. Both have grown up and are enjoying successful careers. Don't know what all the sour grapes is about in these other reviews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

This school has an excellent curriculum, and as a student I felt the teachers were very thorough and explanitory in my subjects. However, when I was a student at this school, there were several bomb threats in a semi-consecutive time frame. Though they were just 'pranks', for lack of a better word, pulled by unruly students, I found them disrupting to my education and very frightening. There were also several fights over the year, which was unnerving as well. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I am a 9th grader who just passed the 8th grade from Upper Perk middle school and I loved how the teachers were and are great. This is a great school I loved it so much the teachers are nice and they are very good at their jobs. They make sure school is fun and helpful of the childs learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

Our special needs child was never completely evaluated, if an evaluation had 10 subtests, only half or less were given. A complete evaluation was not done until the end of 4th grade, after much prompting from us. When we found out our child's primary disability fell under the autistic umbrella, the IEP, although wonderful on paper, could not be carried out, not only for lack of qualified staff, but also denial of the problems existence. This school lacks qualified teachers, accreditation, and desire to become proactive in education, not only in special education, but also regular education. Tenure allows for non-accountability, and hostility towards parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I am unhappy about the way this schools handles disapline. Oh they were bad let's give them an in school or detention. Most kids enjoy that stuff.I am also unhappy about the teachers. They choose sides. When another teacher walks in the room they go to the back and whisper about some kid. We get way to much homework and we are being taught what i was taught in 2nd grade. We have at least 3 or 4 tests a week. These teachers discust me how they like to pick on other kids who are working hard to boost up their grades. If it was up to me I wouldn't be at this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2005

Ive been at UP for 4 years and you parents dont know anything about what goes on in the classroom. Its all a show when principals/parents actually observed the classes! the teachers are ridiculous! you ask for help and they say that they already went over it and if you dont understand it then its ur problem. Every single year all of my teacher have been like that. Upper Perk Middle School is just a joke.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2004

A great school. My three kids are enrolled in the 3rd, 6th and 8th grades, respectively and I have so far been impressed with their performance: grades have steadily improved as well as discipline. I give the Principal and staff a lot of credit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

As a parent of a special needs child, I have found the staff at UPMS most willing to make accomodations for those needs. Teachers, non-teaching staff, administrators and counselors have been working with us to make certain that our child is able to thrive and excel in middle school while laying a firm groundwork for high school and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

Yhe lack of responsible care is alarming. I cannot rely on the staff to consistently ensure my child gets on the bus to come home. The administration is unable and unwilling to provide the proper assistance to special needs children. The cheapest and easiest alternative is as far as they are willing to go to help students that do not fit their 'normal child' profile. Their solution is to transfer the 'problem' child out of their Blue Ribbon School. The teachers are not held accountable for lack of student performance in their classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

The UP Middle school provided awesome experiences for my children. The teachers and staff were wonderful, experienced, professional, and truly cared about each and every student. Thank you UPMS!
—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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

206 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%

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 Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
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 93% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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East Greenville, PA 18041
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