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Middletown Area Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 552 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 12, 2014

The middle school here is great, my boy is in his second year here. The school is new with good facilities but most important is that the teachers are real professional. They don't fool around but expect results from the students. The kids are not overwhelmed by homework but they need to study. The teachers really want the kids to be successful and ready for high school. I think the overall school grades would be higher if some of the parents spent more time studying with their kids rather than playing grand theft auto with them, but that doesn't affect the education the serious students will get. Very good school or I would have moved away by now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2010

My son is an 8th grade student at MAMS and he loves it. The students all seem to interact well with one another and every teacher he has had since 6th grade has put forth an outstanding effort to encourage learning and achievement! This is what school should be about and I would recommend our school district to any parent who wants to see their child or children succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

The staff and teachers are professional and completely enjoy their jobs! :) The students are the kind, caring, and engaged in learning. The parents care and are involved.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

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

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnic82%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnic68%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnic69%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnic56%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male65%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
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 75% 71%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Black 6% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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215 Oberlin Rd
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone: (717) 930-0739

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