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J T Lambert Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 | 995 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2013

To be honest, I was a student here a year ago... I absolutely fell in love with this school. They had amazing teachers that provided fun activities and plenty of help when needed by a student. It's hard to find teachers that actually care about their students and how well their performances are in the class room. I never understood why teens my age never liked this school and called it boring, horrible, stupid, etc... I guess they just didn't realize what was being handed to them. While others hated the teachers lectures about how it's basically a competition out there in the world just to get a job, I loved them cause they kept pushing me towards things I wanted to achieve in life.


Posted February 3, 2013

I have had a great experience with this school.The Principal is doing a fabulous job.The response to discipline and academic achievement have been exceptionally great .Had problems with 1 teacher and heard alot about the V.P. But once my child is getting a quality education in the classroom and learns something at the end of the day, its all that matters. You will always have an odd teacher which may be difficult to understand.The VP I have to say. have toned down alot recently and gotten better in her mannerism. If your focus is in Academics and Sports you do have the resources to achieve at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Lack-luster education/high school preparedness unless student is self-motivated. Disappointing parent/school relations particularly regarding students with disabilities, a disturbing lack of communication along that line. This school seems more focused on absurd regulations and negates the real needs of its pupils! Personally had 3 children go through this school and grandchild. Very disappointed. Interpersonal skills training and more disabilities training sorely needed.


Posted May 22, 2011

This is my second child through this school. I've seen many changes since my first child went through, all for the best. I the teachers are great. The extra curricular activities are excellent. Something for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

* Poor communication with parents regarding student placement and progress *Teachers seemed competent and caring *The grouping of children seems more politically based than academically based.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Amazing school with teachers and staff that care about the children. Hard to find in today's public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

There appears to be considerable inequities in the level of instruction and overall academic rigor among the different grade level teams. I do not believe the administration is being honest with parents about how they are homogeneously grouping children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

Since Mr. Catrillo has taken over this school it has made huge improvements. He runs a tight ship and I hope they don't lose him. And he may be strict but the kids love him. There are some great teachers here, and some that just don't care. As with any school. But it is the safest school in the district and the only well run one too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Overall academically, the school is wonderful. However, I have an ADHD child and wish that teachers were required to take classes for ADHD to learn tips on how to handle situations in class. With a Zero tolerance policy, quite often ADHD student's behavior is treated with Detention and ISS (In School Suspension), unless they have an IED or one of the Chapters. Guidance Office is Knowledgeable and Responsive! Lettergrade is an excellent tool for checking up on your child. I've never had a problem scheduling a meeting with my child's team (Teachers).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

My son has Asperger's Syndrome w/ADHD. He is in regular ed with some modifications in his IEP. He has done exceptionally well at JTL and has had the support of every staff member from day one. We have had a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This is probably the best school is the district. Our new principal is doing a wonderful job, he is strict but fair. Which is more than I can say for a few of the teachers that seem to be on power trips. The office staff and security are all a great bunch of people. For the most part this school is run very well. I would agree with other reviews that this is not a parent friendly school. But hopefully in time with a new principal that really does his job that will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Poor teacher ability/quality. No real concern or parent contact when student is faltering. Seems to just keep pushing kids along. Entire district is anti-parent friendly and they don't truly address student needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

no rating given(February 2006) I have two children that have been attending the school, and I believe its an excellent school over all. The administration is great! JTL has a new principal, that came from another school within the district and he is doing well and its wonderful to have him aboard. I would like to see a peer mediation program,and more parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

This school is very crowded, but I wouldn't want my child to go anywhere else. The acidemic programs are exellent, and music, art and many sports programs are available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I have a concern that there is not enough tutoring programs for the students. Everyone is very interested in passing the state exams. There needs to be more focus on what the children are obtaining each and every day. Also there needs to be a better process when there is open school the teachers address only their classroom agenda not that your child may be failing or that your child may be having difficulty in certain classes. There are more afterschool activities that are surrounded with sports then education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

273 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

288 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

308 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
81%

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

All Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 56% 71%
Hispanic 21% 9%
Black 20% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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