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Sandburg Middle School

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Posted January 6, 2013

Awesome school! i moved out of this school in sixth grade and after a year i still want to go back! They offer many EC activites and the teachers are fine. Big school with a very nice atmosphere. The education is great but a little more challenging would be better.The only thing is that the backrounds are not very diverse and they could increase the diciplinery becuz i have seen bulling there. I highly recomend this school. Plus the studetns will love ms.lennon MS.LENNON U R MY FAV TEACHER


Posted September 27, 2009

Excellent school. I'm very impressed with the teachers. The school environment is very supportive. I have two 6th graders at Sandburg and they enjoy going there every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The teachers are wonderful and make the kids love school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

This school has a wonderful, nationally recognized physical education program. This group of phys ed teachers try to get every child involved in extracurricular activities. The special ed department leaves much to be desired, especially in reading. Reading program for special needs kids is new after much need. Great music and arts programs also. Parent involvement is super. Admin staff is super.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

i think that from our high test scores we have turned this school around both teachers and parents and also sandburg has many extra curricular activitys for the kids outside of school they provide a safe learning enviroment
—Submitted by a student


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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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
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%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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 90% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Levittown, PA 19056
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