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Moon Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted May 20, 2014

If you are moving to the area consider Quaker Valley, Upper St. Clair or South Fayette which are all higher rated schools. That being said, this Middle School has pros and cons. Pros: Beautiful high-tech building; two fantastic Assistant Principals who are definitely on top of the discipline and better with parents than the Principal; good athletic opportunities; a great Arts program. Cons: teacher competency varies greatly; students in the same class are broken into teams, each team gets different projects/homework/ instructions. .. they should all be equal. Some kids get pounded with homework and some get none. Science program is pitiful. Kids are forced into music program instead of being given other opportunities. I would rather have my child learn computer programming than being forced to sing when he has no interest in it. Way behind in terms of math/science/technology preparedness. Community in general is very snobby and cliquish, but there are good people. Both MS and HS have issues with drugs but no more than other districts and definitely less than Mt. Lebo, #1 district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

The quality of the academic programs is wonerful. There is a chorus, band, and many sports teams. Parents are involved with many activities.
—Submitted by a former 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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black94%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black77%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Black77%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
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 87% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8353 University Blvd
Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: (412) 264-9440

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