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Central Dauphin East Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted January 27, 2011

Nice School, nice kids, nice programs! I highly recommend this school especially for the Arts programs. The pricipal is very experienced and helpful as well as all the teachers have been. This is my daughters 2nd year here and she loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

great school, I would recommend this school for the excellent math, science and arts programs offered. I dont understand why East gets the bad rep when Central Dauphin Middle has more problems than anyone. My kids love this school and learned a lot and coming from private school the kids are really friendly and real honest not fake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

This is a horrible school. The teachers spend most of their time trying to correct the children with disciplinary problems that they don't have time to teach the kids that want to learn. The environment is so negative. My daughter will not return next year, she will be going to a private school until we move out of this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

This school is excellent! the teamwork among teachers is way above other schools. The music and arts offered at this school are tremendous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has the greatest Arts program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

The teachers at this school, according to my daughter, are very nice. But as far as their attention goes with the students isn't very helpful. Some students at this school are very rude because of the teachers only punishing them and not trying to get involved and help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

This a terrible school. The teachers and staff don't seemed to be too concerned with making sure the children get the best possible education. They would rather see how many students they can give punishments out to for little frivilous things. The kids in the school are treated like prisoners and not human beings. I will not send my child there again
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

Terribly disappointing school. My 2 boys will not return next year. I am saddened by the lack of control and lack of interest of the staff. Perhaps if my children had disciplinary problems they would have received the attention they needed. If its possible, I suggest you consider a private or parochial school rather then subjecting your child to what lies past the walls of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

I love that xchool my son is doing perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

No control in this school at all. I am pulling my two daughters at the end of this year. Reminds me of what you think of an inner city school.
—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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black39%
Asian47%
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnic58%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male44%
Black36%
Asian50%
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnic50%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners0%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnic29%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male51%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnic64%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learners0%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male61%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnic86%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
English language learners17%

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnic86%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learners25%

Science

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black31%
Asian36%
Hispanic17%
Multi-ethnic46%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners8%

Writing

All Students63%
Female79%
Male46%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnic85%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners25%
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
Black 35% 15%
White 34% 71%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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628 Rutherford Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 545-4703

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