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North Pocono Middle School

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Posted June 15, 2011

Love the North Pocono School District! This district truly is top notch when it comes to education. Most teachers in this district go above & beyond to make sure your child does well in school. My son has been in this district since first grade & currently attends the high school. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

This school is awesome! I don't understand how they get these scores, but the scores are definitely not reflective of the quality of the school. I have moved around the east coast and I can say that North Pocono is the best school district by far. I went to North Pocono as a child and I learned so much. They definitely prepared me for college. I got a scholarship to and Ivy League school. My Sons go there now. They are also learning alot. I think the teachers are great. We have been to other states and the education does not compare to this school district. They should be rated much higher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

im going to this school now and i like it. my teachers are nice and go out of their way for what i need. my only complaint is that they always put the same people in the same class. butoverall it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2010

I attend this school. It has it's high and low points. I don't really care for most teachers, but they are good at there jobs. The place is actually well decorated and isn't as depressing as my last school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

My son hates this school. He is always complaining about the teachers (his science teacher especially) and after meeting them I agree that they are not very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

The teachers are the best, very dedicated and professional. The building needs major renovations, but the quality education out weighs the physical shortcomings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2004

This in my opinion is the worse school my kids have ever attended & I will be put my kids in private school, the teachers dont take the time to help the kids with their studies if a child has a problem they dont spend any extra time with the child and if a child is doing good they are constantly harrasing the child. They have no consideration for the parents of the children in the school and talk down to the parents like the parent should quit their job and stay home to teach the child after school! The school staff goes out of its way to make parents feel like failures when its the school not doing their job teaching the children. The bus system is even worse the bus drives by your house 2x on its way to and from school and doesnt pick kids up at the house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think the teachers are very involved and provide leadership in providing the education the students need and deserve. They stimulate the students interest with many fun projects and provide their time to further the social needs of the students. Classes are large, but they do their best with the limited space they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

If the school taxes weren't so extremely high, my child would be in a private school. I feel the teaching staff is just putting in time & don't care about the individual child. The classes are over crowded. What ever happened to school choice? It would not be mine.
—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 77% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

257 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

257 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
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%
Female85%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 96% 71%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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