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Orefield Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1149 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 6, 2014

Excellent school, my kid loves the school. Excellent regular and gifted programs too. Teachers are very supportive of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

Mr. Gombos is a great principal because he is visible and returns our phone calls immediately. The staff is amazingly caring and dedicated. We missed Mr. Troutman but are quite pleased with Mr. Gombos's leadership. In fact we were so happy we picked OMS over SMS. The people are personable and ironically we were at SMS for one year. We are happy with our children's education at OMS. It's much more realistic and grounded and not as pretentious as the administration and teachers at SMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

This school is making me very unhappy. I think that Springhouse Middle School is a far better school than this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2005

Both of my kids attend OMS- I have been very impressed with the school and the staff since the very beginning.The opportunities for the kidsa re great and the staff are empathic and professional
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

My son enjoyed his first year at OMS. His teachers were organized, energetic and provided good feedback. I saw an efforts to keep my son challenged & engaged although there were a wide range of abilities in his classroom. School homework policy is 10 minutes per grade level. My son had little homework as he usu. completed it in activity period but other parents indicated the kids had up to 1 hour+ a night. In the 7th & 8th grade the kids may take more challenging versions of many classes based on their interest & abilities. The 6th grade is located in a separate part of the building from the 7th & 8th which helps the kids adjust to the transition. The school was renovated just a few years ago (former high school) so everything is fairly new. The PTO is active & provides some fun extras.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 77% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

329 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

381 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

376 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

352 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
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%
Female93%
Male95%
Black85%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)87%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black92%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female71%
Male83%
Black50%
Asian83%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black93%
Asian92%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
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 83% 71%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 3% 15%
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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2675 Pa Route 309
Orefield, PA 18069
Phone: (610) 351-5750

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