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Good Hope Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 964 students

 
 

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Posted April 9, 2014

Absolutely great school. The surrounding area has a number of really good schools, but Good Hope has exceeded all our expectations. Our child transferred mid-year from a local private school and has never been happier. The teachers are very friendly and the curriculum is well structured and organized. Administrators assigned a buddy to help make the transition, but also took the time to check-in on students themselves. Afterschool activities for every child's interest. Also, all assignments, grades, text books, and supplemental materials are available online and are up-to-date. Students use the same system in the public high schools so it's a seemless transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

i havent gone here yet but im going into 6th grade and im really excited about it. :) and i know itll be an amazing school :) :) :) :)


Posted September 15, 2010

Good Hope is AWESOME!!! I just entered it for my 6 grade year, and so far it is awesome. I've been at Good Hope for two weeks. The principal is so nice! Most of the teachers are awesome! When you are in the parking lot of the school, the school looks really big. When you are in the school, it's not that big. It's very easy to get around. There are cameras everywhere, so if someone's bullying you, they'll get caught by the camera. The guidence counsler is awesome and funny. There are four gym coaches so that everybody gets a chance to participate. The hallways are a little narrow, but very tidy. The IMC (library) is huge. The librarian is really nice. The IMC has a lot of books and computers. The cafeteria line takes a while even though it's split. Over all, Good Hope is the best school ever!!!


Posted August 11, 2009

I'm going into my 8th grade at Good Hope, and I'm here to say that this is one of the best middle schools in the state. The staff overall was great, and I'm sad to be leaving them after this coming year. Sure, the work was hard, but it's all worth it in the end. I can't think of anything negitive about the school. Your children will make many life long relationships at Good Hope. This school will take your children places. This is the perfect school to prepare your child for high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2006

QWe have been pleased with how 'new family' friendly this school has been. Even though my 7th grader is only here for this year, they have taken a lot of time to make the whole family feel welcomed and involved. The electives are broad and the curriculum has been excellent. My introverted son has come out of his comfort zone and really gotten involved in everything the school has to offer with the help of the 7th grade counselor who truely takes an interest in each student. We are sorry to be leaving, but know that Good Hope has given Ryan a great stepping stone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

This is a really good school. There is a strong academic emphasis, rounded off with good art, music and sports programs. However, the band director leaves something to be desired. Discipline is important at Good Hope. There are a lot of extracurricular activities and school-sponsored events. My daughter was really prepared for high school after attending this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I think good hope middle school is one of the best middle schools in the area. It also have the best teachers.
—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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

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 80% in 2012.

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
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 81% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 2% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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