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Evans City Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 458 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 24, 2014

I love all the different things that this school offers. The teachers are great and they offer really great evening programs for parents. Really strong PTO too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

I am a former student who attended this school for all 7 years from K-6. I liked the fun days we had. I got very lucky and did not have any bad teachers until 6th grade, but all bad in 6th grade. I kind of in a way like this school better than the 7-8th grade building on the main campus because it was a good difficulty/pace. Once you hit 6th/7th grade it REALLY starts to pick up. Now for the main three things I disliked about the school (in order from least to most disliked). 3. All the substitute teachers are mean, and leave bad reports, so we get in trouble when the regular teacher comes back. 2. Although I never really bought lunch here, people often complained about the food. You pretty much have to eat what they served that day, pack your lunch, or go hungry. 1. Now time for my least favorite part about this school. No air conditioning. The only rooms that are air conditioned are the library, and the computer labs. Most parts of the building don't even have air ducts, and are heated by units under the windows, that are basically radiators with fans to blow the air out, and covers so you don't get burnt. On a hot day, It can get hot enough to pass out, especially on top floor.


Posted February 15, 2012

Both of my children attended this school and I found that the teachers were uninterested in their performance and frequently use student correction of homework, which is a sign of laziness on the teaching of our children. Children with high functioning Autism are not handled well at all and some students suffer because of this situation. The principal is not a strong leader and does not require excellence of his teaching staff. There is absolutely no support for any children with social behaviors. I am very disappointed with the school for there lack of support and there is NO after school learning enrichment programs offered.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

Our experience with Evans City Middle School has been very good. Every teacher we have had has shown a great interest in our child's success as a student. The administration and office staff are extremely helpful and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

Mr. Waugaman has been an incredible 5th Grade teacher. I have found that he has become an honorable role model for all of his students and is significantly learned in his field of expertise.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 2, 2006

My son is about to complete 5th grade at Evans City Middle School. As a parent, my experience of the school was mixed. There are great 'enrichment' classes like art, music, gym, chorus, and band. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved through the Parent Teacher Organization. There are great extracurricular school-based activities, such as the yearly Art Show, Science Fair, Literacy Night, Book Fair, and more. Regarding my son's classroom experiences, the results were somewhat less inspiring. One of the highlights was the two night stay at the McKeever Environmental Center. All 5th grade students attend this conservation/ environmental awareness-raising program, and my son seemed to enjoy it. I also think the Social Studies curriculum was interesting and well-taught. There was no flexibility with the Language Arts and Reading coursework. Advanced readers were given no opportunities to read beyond grade level in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

Both of my children attended this school and I found that the teachers were uninterested in their performance and frequently use student correction of homework, which is a sign of laziness on the teaching of our children. Problem students and student harrassment are not handled well and some students suffer because of this situation. The principal is not a strong leader and does not require excellence of his teaching staff.
—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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%

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

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)89%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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

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 95% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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345 West Main St
Evans City, PA 16033
Phone: (724) 538-8800

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