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Harrold Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 435 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2014

Some of my friends from other schools tell me that they hate school and their teachers are mean. I really can't relate to that. My teachers are all pretty funny and easy to talk to. I hate some subjects, but the teachers all seem to care.


Posted July 30, 2011

I doon't not like Harold Middle School. The kids are very mean, rude, derogatory, and snobby. I feel like the teachers do not do enough to punish them for the bad behaviors. The teachers seem like they are out of tune with the school, giving a huge amount of homework on the night of the afterschool chrous concert. It is a major letdown.


Posted September 17, 2007

Harrold Middle School is a pretty nice school. I like the teachers and I have many friends here. There is many after school activities and sports offered. This school is great but there is just so many kids. but also there is two other middle schools in the hempfield district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2007

This school is great and is very fun. I learn a lot and I love my teachers! I have many friends that all love Harold! In the activities program there are many things for kids are age to get involved with. This School is pretty cool
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2005

Harrold is a great school with a friendly, hard-working staff. While the student population isn't very diverse, there are plenty of opportunities in art, music, and athletics.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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 77% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%

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 80% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

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

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%

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 Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 93% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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1368 Middletown Rd
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: (724) 850-2301

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