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Rice Avenue Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted April 15, 2013

Excellent! I am currently a 7th grade student of the 2012-2013 school year. I love going to RAMS, but there's some things that aren't fair. They treat students somewhat like babies, always trying to babysit them. Other than that, academically it's awesome! The teachers do their best teaching and caring for you. We have fantastic sports teams, we're really big on basketball and football. Our extra-curricular classes are pretty good. I would recommend RAMS to anyone. The only thing I don't like about RAMS and Girard itself is that people are nosy and word gets around fast. But, what can you expect in a small town!? Girard and its schools, Elk Valley, Rice Avenue, and GHS are phenomenal!


Posted May 14, 2012

I am a Freshman at GHS now. RAMS is an okay school, academically. On the other hand, the administrators are extremely frusterating and irritating and there is no air conditioning and since it is a huge building it gets extremely hot for most of the year. Its not the best school around but for a small country town, its alright.


Posted March 21, 2010

this is a okay school, good teachers,good people, as soon as you go to the high school, you will have a blast!


Posted November 30, 2009

This is a very good school, i go to this school and i think its great! but the changes i would like to make are no cameras. For my opinion, thats crazy but its right! thats smart because what if you see someone doing something very bad and no one cought him/her. So whoever thought of that good thinking.. well even though i dont like them because i am scared that i'll get in trouble if i do somthing bad wich i dont rerely do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

I love the teachers at RAMS and staff and i think they really helped me with my learning skills and i thank them for that the only reason i rated it 4/5 is that i get bullied and they dont seem to care well at least some of the staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2009

This school is way to hard. If we do not do our homework three times, a detention is handed out. What if we have three emergencies?
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2006

This school is preofessional and has a well educated and caring staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

Great quality with academics. Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are available. Parent invovlement is limited, but that's by choice. Parents are always welcome. Block format allows 84 minutes of Language Arts and 84 minutes of Mathematics every day. PSSA Prep classes every day.
—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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
40%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
76%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female65%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
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%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female94%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female89%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 Rice Ave
Girard, PA 16417
Phone: (814) 774-5604

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