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Walnut Creek Middle School

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5 stars

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Posted May 27, 2014

I attend WCMS and I think that this school is one of the best schools in PA! The staff here is so friendly and they teach and explain well. The teachers know what they are talking about and if your child decides to go to WCMS and they are confused about anything the teacher is talking about, make sure they ask the teacher and question these great teachers. Not to mention the school pride here is just out of this world and everybody is so involved in sports and extra activities. WCMS has great test scores on the PSSA's which is a state assessment . In fact Walnut Creek took 2nd in the state for the higest scores on the PSSA's. The PSSA's will test you on multiple subjects such as: Math, Reading, Science,and Writing ( Science and Writing are only taken in 8th grade) So what ever needs or qualities you are looking for, I'm sure Walnut Creek has it!!!!!!!!


Posted April 26, 2013

I am currently a student enrolled at Walnut Creek and I think that this is an awesome school. There is ZERO tolerance for bullying and nastyness. I am actually pretty new here, but I still like it. The kids are all nice and everything. So I would recommend your child to be enrolled here! -Madison Kennedy 7th Grade


Posted March 2, 2011

Walnut Creek is an OUTSTANDING example of what a middle school should be! The administration is exceptional! Students and families of this school deserve to be proud of their efforts. I feel very fortunate to be a teacher in this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2009

The principal is very accessible at this school. The main complaint I have is the three grades are divided up into two teams, and there are many differences in the teams in each grade.Some teams are alot harder on the students and give alot of busy work, and a team in the same grade has totally different expectations. My son in 7th had a ton more homework and harder tests than his peers on the opposite team, and that becomes frustrating for the sudent. Also one particular team in 7th grade has extremely punitive policies. If you forget something in your locker you get a zero on the assignment, even if you did it. One mistake can lower their grade by a full letter. These policies lower the student's self-esteem, and cause them to totally not like school. One strike your out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

My daughter is in 8th grade at WCMS and she loves it! The kids, teachers, and the general feel of the school are fantastic!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
87%
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%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
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%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
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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5901 Sterrettania Rd
Fairview, PA 16415
Phone: (814) 835-5700

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