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Schuylkill Valley Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 609 students

 
 

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Posted June 17, 2013

The teachers at this school are great but the one principal is terrible at taking sides of students that he knew and there parents. He will not always believe what your kids says because of him knowing the other kid better he believed her cause he was friends with her parents. After all of that he wouldn't believe a word my kid was saying cause he wanted to take the other girls side in the whole fight. Also this school has a ton of bullying here mostly on Facebook and the internet and they try to take it into there own hands when it's happening outside of school. My kid comes home saying she wants to move cause she gets talked bad about her at school and she doesn't like the principal she believe he treats her unfairly. I would not go to this school if i were you.


Posted September 2, 2012

Last year my son had nothing but issues mostly stemming from bullying by the girls, then he was in trouble when he exploded. We tried to work with the school, had him in counseling, put him on a behavior plan for him to "earn" back privileges, work with him to help him make better choices, etc. He was constantly spinning his wheels, feeling worse and worse about himself and the intense hatred he developed for the principal was very disturbing. There was even an incident where my son claims that the principal called him swear names behind closed doors, of course the principal denied saying "that is absurd." We have decided to send our son to private school for the remainder middle school years and the change (and space the summer provided) has already made a huge and positive difference in his attitude. We also have a daughter who started 5th grade this year and on day 1 the principal managed to single out another child (a kid who was never in trouble before) during a meeting with the new 5th graders. He yelled a this child, demanded he leave the room and go to the office all for forgetting to cover his mouth when he yawned. The kids are now scared SICK to go to school. UGH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This is my daughters first year in the school and the experience has been amazing. She is so happy and comfortable with the school environment and I am more than satisfied with the programs that are offered to the students. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This is a wonderful school with great teachers. Some parents are just lazy and they don't keep their kids on track. If your child can follow the rules and do homework, they will excel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

this middle school is excellent. The teacher are fantastic. Thankfully they push the kids to do their best. Detention isn't a problem as long as your child follows the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

It's a very good school, contrary to the last comment. You only get detentions for 3 missed homework assignments. I've been to a few different schools and Schuylkill Valley is definitely the best. As a former student of the school I Highly recommend it. I had some of the best moments of my life in that school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 13, 2004

The middle school treats the children like dirt. They are harder on the 6th graders than they are on the high school kids. I have a high schooler now, and am so glad they are out of that middle school! Also, the 6th graders get detention for missed homework, but the 7th -12th graders don't.
—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 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
75%
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 77% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female66%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female99%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
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 88% 71%
Hispanic 8% 8%
Black 3% 15%
Asian 1% 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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