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Hamburg Area Middle School

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Posted April 26, 2014

Being a student, I think the Hamburg Area School District in general is a good place with oppertunity, but overall, I am having most meaning in the Hamburg Area Middle School. The teachers really cared about me, even though they annoyed the heck out of me while caring. The music association is my REALLY big thing. The music instructors, Mrs. Dowd, Miss Reimer, Ms. Saw, Mr. Peitch, and Dr. Ryan work their hardest to make sure that their students are satisfied with the music association. The choirs give big oppertunities for solos and such. The orchestras also give big oppertunities as well. I played double bass since 3rd grade, and am still supported as I go along through middle school. Middle schoolers are also able to join the high school musical every year, because they stopped doing the junior productions. That also gives more things to do. The schools have been doing a better job in general at having a variety introduced other than sports. One thing they could work on is music tolerance, though. When we only have rehearsel one day a week, the teachers should have tolerance with something and schedule a test retake on a day that has an activity that is more than once a week.


Posted March 24, 2006

A very very very good school to enter your child into with a supierior sports, drama, and music depatments and an excellent administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2003

I would like to thank the teachers for making my child's move into the middle school a big success.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

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%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female93%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Windsor St
Hamburg, PA 19526
Phone: (610) 562-3990

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