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Franklin Regional Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 912 students

 
 

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Posted November 23, 2005

This school is great. I am currently enroled in it and am learning a lot. The bad parts are... homework- theres lots of it, teachers- some are great some are, well, not, and finnaly some good things, friends- lots of good people, xtra curricular- tons of sports, atmosphere- good learning enviorment
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2005

I truly love this school. It has a wonderful princable, and absolutly great teachers. The academic programs are really update, and many many smart kids go to this school. The school has a pool, and the school is not too big, so that your child won't get lost. Trust me, if you send your kid to this school, they will love it! The chorus is tremendous. There are so many extra classes your child can take including multi - media, babysitting classes, home ec., Visual arts, band, etc.There are many ,many sports including swim team, football, soccer, baseball, and so so much more! parents, there are so many ways for you to get involved with this school. You may help with fundraisers, or feildtrips, or pto! Trust me, this is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2005

There is not much parent involvement. Franklin has a lot of music and art. Sports also play a big role.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2004

My son and daughter attended FRMS for all three years. The quality of the in-class teaching was mixed; from a science teacher who gave everything to his students to a math teacher who wasn't competent, but was thankfully shifted to a lower grade. Where the school shone was in its outstanding academic extra curricular enrichment program. There were weeks when my son was away on three days to compete in math, science, general knowledge, chess, and debating contests. My thanks to the teachers who gave their evenings and weekends to coach and escort the students on both day- and weekend trips. Neither my son nor my daughter complained about discipline problems, or being personally subjected to harrassment, or bullying. In one incident involving their classmates, the school reacted swiftly and forcefully and put an end to the problem. Overall, it was a very positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I love the curriculum that is taught at this school. However, most of the teachers at Franklin Regional Middle School are unable to stop harassment or teasing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2004

Franklin Regional Middle School has a horrible learning enviroment. The teachers are unable to prevent their students from harassing and tormenting each other, even during class. It is impossible to learn anything.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
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 92% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4660 Old William Penn Hwy
Murrysville, PA 15668
Phone: (724) 327-5456

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