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Eisenhower Middle School

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Posted October 29, 2012

i believe the teachers go far and beyond teaching the children in school.my daughter is doing fantastic in school and that shows my her mid grade marks.there is a open line of communication with the teachers and they respond back to any comments you make if you feel something is not right.i would never say to anyone dont send your kids to norristown school because i feel they are doing a excellent job with the students.they ca improve on some hings but its only a matter of time and committment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

Eisenhower has come a long way. From the administration to the teachers all the way down to the students. I love the uniform policy. It is not only cheaper for me, but all the students look great and their behavior has benefitted from them. The administration is wonderful. You can call them at any time, they are walking around the neighborhood during dismissal and has made a positive climate that is visible when you walk in. My son loves the school and my daughter graduated last year and is always going back to visit the staff and administration....I believe that if you think the school is so bad you should stop by and visit....It will change your mind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

this school is horrible! the NASD brought in a new principal who is clueless as to how to educate young minds. she thinks that 'uniforms' = quality education. each year that my children have attended this school the administrative staff has gone from bad to worse. also the education would be ok if the other students weren't permitted to bully, disrespect, and torment the school environment. it's a shame because this is our only neighborhood school and with all the catholic schools closing this is our only choice.
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Posted April 13, 2009

I used to go to this school. The teachers can care less about the students. There is no dicipline here, and the other students are rude. I used to hate going to school everyday. I felt really unsafe and was not learning anything. The students really don't care for a good education, and will often make smart remarks to the teachers, who do nothing about this. Avoid this school! I now go to a catholic school with a much higher quality education and teachers who actually take the time for me and care.


Posted November 3, 2004

I think that the teachers at EMS are doing a great job. My son has had a hard time this year and every teacher contacted me to alarm me of his grades and behavior. I am happy to know that someone cares about his future. I went to the school to have a conference and all of his teachers were there to reinforce learning to him. I appriciate all of there efforts and support as I know my son has a great chance of becoming what he can be. Thank you, Rhonda Andrews
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 73% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
43%
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 77% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
51%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
45%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male48%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners31%

Reading

All Students34%
Female34%
Male35%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners8%

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male35%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners31%
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 Students66%
Female56%
Male75%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learners55%

Reading

All Students40%
Female36%
Male43%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners8%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male70%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male55%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female18%
Male28%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female76%
Male50%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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
Black 57% 15%
Hispanic 27% 9%
White 13% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: (610) 277-8720

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