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Saucon Valley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 562 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted June 25, 2010

This is an ok middle school if you know how to play the system. If your child doesn't score well on a qualifying exam for a higher level class then just demand they retake it and retake it. If they aren't placed in all High Achievement classes then tear up the assigned class sheet and demand a new one. If your child isn't labeled as Gifted right away then you should look for another school district. They only look after the Gifted Ones and those who are deeply struggling. Everyone else is on their own and neglected. The private school in the area, Moravian Academy, is 1-2 years ahead on the curriculum so forget about trying to transfer there after 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I have three grandchildren who attended Saucon Valley School District Middle School and who have moved to Illinois. Their education in Saucon prepared them well for the transition into a new school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Very pleased with this school for my children, tough acadmics but not to overly stressful. good balance between fun and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

My daughter attends this school. We are consistently pleased with the high level of challenging education provided. The teachers are fabulous and very accessible. They communicate frequently with parents. The activities offered are first-rate. Students are held accountable to a very high standard of work. The band program is absolutely wonderful - a full period each morning is devoted to musical study. The community is a wonderful place to raise a family.
—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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%
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

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
82%
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%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female67%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
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 91% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 3% 8%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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