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Poquessing Middle School

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Posted May 7, 2010

This is my son's 1st year at Poquessing. He previously attended a catholic school in Philadelphia, which I do not miss. We both could not be happier with Poquessing. My son told me that he feels more challenged at Poquessing, and enjoys the school and its teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

It is a great school academically. Teachers are very nice and my child likes going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Poquessing is a great school. They have amazing teachers. They win 1st place in many things. It aslo has a very low violence level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

Everyone here is very equal. Everyone gets along and their arent 'groups'. Even thought some people are left out they are put in in other ways. The teachers are awesome, but there are some teachers that no one gets along with. The teachers need to be some sort of role model, instead of just being paid to teach us something.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2008

i think this school is great,but some of the teacher here can be rude to student.also i attended a school meeting one time and i would never go to one again some of the staff for the meeting were very rude to me. i would never go again.but other than that the school is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

First is the teachers. I think that they are involved with the students. In science my child does 2-4 labs per week! They watch milkweed bugs grow and record observations. Second is lunch. There is a great choice in lunch. Third is classes. There are many different classes such as math, english, science, social studies, gym , woodshop, metal shop, keyboarding, music, sewing, health, spanish, french, cooking and more. This is an excellent school. Im very happy with the safty in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

The teachers are magnificent. The only bad part is that the building is beat up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I am having much difficulty with Poquessing this year. The teachers are very apathetic and do not teach the material. My child has serious health problems and the faculty does nothing to accomodate special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Good academics, good selection of activities. good home and school association and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I think that the academic program quality is high. Also, availibility of extracurricular activities are plenty. They always involve and include parents every step of the way. But the children aren't having enough high self asteem as I hear from a lot of bullied kids. But I hope it will be better in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

For the most part the teachers are wonderful with a few that are quite outstanding! However, improvement is needed. I agree with the statement about teachers showing respect to ALL the students but I would like to include the Aides, Secretaries, and Athletic Coaches. I think they also need to set higher standards for their behaviors toward the students. Lead by example. You are their role models. You are the professionals the parents rely on to demonstrate civilized behavior. You have a great opportunity, resposibility and special purpose in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

I do not feel all the teachers treat the children with the respect they deserve. Teachers should have he same expectations of themselfs as they do of the students.
—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 77% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)84%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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

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 89% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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