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East Pennsboro Area Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 902 students

 
 

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Posted December 26, 2012

This school is OK. Recently, some teachers were laid off due to funding cuts. The school has good sport and activity programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

I am a student at East Pennsboro Middle School. This year I will be in 8th grade. Upon reading some of the other reviews, I disagree. The school takes matters on safety very seriously and find it very important. The teachers can be tough but it doesn't get any easier when you are in the real world. The teachers are very helpful and understanding. We are awesome at sports, have great school spirit, and have very smart kid in the school. Yes they may have some issues but really, no school is perfect. It is a nice size and amount of kids in a class and they have many clubs and after school activities. I think they would be a good place for you kid or kids to go to school. Have a great day! I hope you take my advice and realize that East Penn works hard. Bell L. =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2008

I am very disappointed with this school. The teachers were not helpful at all with my child who was struggling academically. I did not feel that we, as parents, were taken seriously when we approached the school with concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2007

Overall I am pleased with the new curriculum. However, the administration is lacking on the part of the principal. Throughout the district I have found the counselors and some staff to be very condescending and often times they take parental matters and decisions into their own hands. I find this to be unacceptable and not something I am willing to tolerate. Otherwise, my daughter is happy at the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Very nice school in a super school district. Good blend of students with a semi-rural flavor. Excellent academics, very good sports, adequate facility, poor leadership at the principal level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

My son currently attends EPMS. I am horrified at the difference from elem to Middle. The teachers and overall education were/are acceptable at the MS. The discipline however, is definitely lacking and the students know it. There is no control and the principal and assistant principal definitely bring the school down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

Teachers are good, smaller than alot of schools but bigger than some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

The quality of instruction is excellent in all classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I feel our school is a pretty good school. We have a great Spainsh class in 7th and 8th grade. All of the teachers are very nice and willing to help. The counslers are a little rude. We have a great assistant principle. I think it is a pretty well rounded school. We have differnt races and differnt kids of familys.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2004

My son has been moderately happy there. I've had a few issues- Some of the counselours are condescending and border on rude. Most of the teachers are pleasant and helpful. I hate the grading system- my kid has to earn a 93 for an A, an 85 for a B, etc and he has to compete nationally for scholarships and college admissions because of this ridiculous grading system. It proves nothing and potentially hurts my child. Not a whole lot of communication between school and parents...
—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 73% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

224 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

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 76% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic73%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic80%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic87%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
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%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
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%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnic86%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnic71%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnic71%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnic93%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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 80% 71%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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529 North Enola Dr
Enola, PA 17025
Phone: (717) 732-0771

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