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Northampton Middle School

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Posted April 27, 2010

I love the team concept. Makes for a great transition from elementary school. All teams are not equal, however. My older son was on an awesome team that actually worked together AS A TEAM. My younger son has a team that does not seem to interact. He has one teacher that bullies and is degrading to the students, namely the boys! She seems to thrive on humiliating the children, and is generally nasty. My son is a high honors student, and he is not direspectful. I have only even gotten glowing reports from his teachers, however I get sick when I hear how this woman treats the students. you's better believe that the principal is going to get an earful on the last day of school. Never encountered a teacher like this! Aside from that issue, the school is adequate, team concept excellent.
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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.

401 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

395 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

390 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

400 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

401 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
62%
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%
Male87%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male77%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female54%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female80%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 91% 71%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black 2% 15%
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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1617 Laubach Ave
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: (610) 262-7817

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