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Norwin Middle School

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Posted October 2, 2013

If your child is smart, send them elsewhere! Norwin does not want to pay a gifted coordinator for middle and/or high school, so there is no gifted program. They are the masters of BS in trying to make it look like there is one, but the "opportunities" (honors, AP classes, clubs) they say are there for the gifted students are also available for all of the other students. The "accelerated" classes are a joke, they are the same classes everyone else takes, but they put all the gifted students in together and then call them accelerated. I bet every other school that values their smart kids laughs at us, because Norwin obviously considers gifted education a joke. If I could do it over, I would have chosen private school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

FINALLY the quality academics kick in, in middle school. The rules are a little severe, you would almost expect the place to be run by a bunch of nuns, but they are actually teaching here as opposed to babysitting for 7 hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I recently graduated from this school I am at the norwin highschool i though the middle school was 2 of teh best years of my life its not as bad as every one makes it out to be some teachers are wrong and some are awesome but if you thinking about moving to norwin I belive its a great school cant believe how fast middle school went
—Submitted by a 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 80% in 2012.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

390 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

390 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

389 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
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%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10870 Mockingbird Dr
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Phone: (724) 861-3010

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