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Twin Valley Middle School

Public | 5-10 | 1090 students

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Posted October 26, 2014

Middle school sucks. You have to be an attentive active parent to produce a good student or you could use a Christian or cyber charter school until the high school grades. We transferred our son onto the high where we were Very very pleased. I kept him out of the middle school though. We have a couple sets of fermi ends whose students are doing famously in the middle school but they are proactive, participating parents who haven't left teaching solely up to the middle school faculty. Any school could have the same issues. It has much to do with lazy parenting and Puberty related issues. The High School is terrific though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

Nothing special. The students are awful, the administration is inexperienced or can't connect with the students. The teachers are the best part, and even they can't control the students enough for them to learn properly.


Posted May 6, 2013

Horrible school. This is not the school you want your kids to attend The teachers are aweful and cannot teach at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

This school is terrible and they have a severe bully problem that needs to be addressed its so bad we moved out of the distract. The teachers also say that when you report it if i didnt see it im not gonna do anything about it be warned when you send your kid here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

We have had nothing but great experiences with this school! The teachers my son has had are excellent. They take a very individualized approach, making sure the kids who need extra help get it, while still challenging those that are ahead of the curve. I also don't get the sense that they are test-obsessed like I hear other parents at other schools complain of. In fact, in 5th and 6th grades, they do not even get letter grades. Their report cards are more of a dashboard of where they are at on a multitude of skills within each subject--way more helpful than traditional grades and very innovative! We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2011

Some of the earlier reviews for a couple years ago are untrue. Twin Valley has given my children a superb education. My children are learning so much and I am very pleased. Yes, there is not a lot of homework, but studies have show that you do not need homework to be successful. There is a wide variety of clubs and activities. The right size school: not too big not too small. For the parents worrying if their child who is entering 5th grade will be nervous around 8th graders, don't worry. The district has done a great job on making sure your student will not be around the upper classmen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The middle school is a great place for our kids to gather the information they need to go onto the high school. They get to meet all of the children from all 3 elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

TVMS give the students the tools to be success while in middle school and is a great stepping stone to move up into the high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

We love TVMS because of the caring teachers! The teachers and faculty have been the most supportive to help my children succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Our school is not only academically fantastic, but they are very diligent about maintaining high behavioral standards as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

The teachers and Dr. Lloyd have been both professional and caring to all of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Amazing students, wonderful administration - great place to work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Great District with great staff and mission towards quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The principal has really made great changes in standards, accountability and behaviors at the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Caring teachers who are irreplaceable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

purposely moved into the school district 6 years ago, 3 kids later, no regrets and would highly recommend the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

small, community feel and teachers who truly care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love that the fifth graders have gym every day. This helps replace the recess they've lost moving from the elementary school. My son has really enjoyed his first year at the middle school. He is being challenged in all of his classes and looks forward to those challenges. I don't know if it's just how middle school is, but I don't feel as connected to the school as in the elementary school. There aren't as many opportunities for parents to be involved, although we are told differently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The committed and caring teachers who go the extra mile for our children, this is what makes Twin Valley rise above other districts. Our excellent music and art program and having Dr. Lloyd as one of our Principals. She has made a very positive difference for our children. We would like to see the bar raised for academic standards which will prepare students for high school and homework. The administration seems to be moving in the right direction but very slowly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Caring, passionate administration that truly wants the best for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


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 73% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
60%
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 77% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

238 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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%
Female84%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Susan T. Lloyd
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (610) 286-8656

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Twin Valley High School
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770 Clymer Hill Rd
Elverson, PA 19520
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Phone: (610) 286-8660

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