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Central Dauphin Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 702 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2013

I am a student at CDMS currently. I love this school and all of my teachers (6-8) were very nice and made sure you understud everything. Our sports teams are also amazing and the coaches are very caring. Overall i think this is a great school and definatly consider sending your child here.


Posted December 20, 2009

i am currently in th e6th grade at CDMS and i love it so much. they help you wiht grades,social probles, ect. it is so easy to make friends there because they give you time to spend wiht them. my teachers are so nice except for one that i dont really like , but there is always going to be a teacher you dont like, but besides that i love the school. i went to a charter school from K-5 grade, im so glad my parents put me in CDMS it gives you alot more freedome that alot of other schools will. I hope i helped anyone that wanted their children to go to CDMS
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

I am currently in 7th grade at cdms and thier is so much to do. Also the teachers are really nice
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I have been in central dauphin for 3yrs which is 6-8th grade and overall i was very happy that i went to CDMS ! The teachers were excellent and the sports temas are very good and give every student a chance to show their talent. I hope that every kid who passes out of any central daupihn middle school becomes succesful because i myself became succesful. Now i am in 9th grade and i look back to all the memories i had in that school with friends, teachers, activites. You know what else ? There were some bad times too, yes there were. But the teachers at CDMS always made sure that i moved on and they would give me a clean slate to start out with. I hope i helped any parent who want's their kid to go to CDMS. By the way, CDMS also has a good high, so check that out too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

A good school with many choices of courses for the middle school level. This school is also an active participant in sports with good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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 77% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%
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%
Female93%
Male90%
Black71%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black69%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black53%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black33%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic79%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic86%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic71%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic79%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
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 78% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School leaders can update this information here.

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4600 Locust Ln
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 540-4606

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