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Pennridge Central Middle School

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Posted November 9, 2012

This school is excellent about working with children with any type of special needs. My daughter is Asbergers and I found the learning support and teacher assistants did an incredible job in working with and helping my daughter be successful! Most of the teachers were open to my concerns and made my daughter feel valued. There is much to be said for a school that pays attention to the challenges and needs of your children and takes the time for meetings and update of IEP's. After moving to a new school district this summer, I have only begun to realize the worth of a school with trained, knowledgeable, involved staff. We really miss Penn Central! This is a great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

I was at this school for both seventh and eighth grade during the redistricting. Now I am in the high school, and want to come back to Penn Central. The principals care about the students, the staff try their best to help the student get back up on their feet if they're struggling, and they have so much to offer. This school was by far my favorite. They might not have air conditioning, but I'd take this school with no air conditioning than the highschool anyday simply because it seems like the principal at the highschool does not care at all about any of the students but the seniors.


Posted December 3, 2007

I like all my teachers and pretty much all my peers and I love it. Ever since I switched schools I've learned so much more here at my school Pennridge Central Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

I am an 8th grade student at Penn Central, and I love it here. Sure, we don't have air conditioning, and some of the teachers I wish would dissapear. But hey, it's like that in most schools. Out of all of the schools I have ever been to this is by far my favorite. Most teachers are amazing and we have so much fun, which is a very important part of school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2006

i'm a former student of central and i find myself missing it now that i am at the highschool. central had some flaws, but it's overall been the best school i've attended. the teachers were very good, i learned a lot, and more important i actually was able to have fun in school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2006

I can't believe someone would complain about this school because there is no air-conditioning. So what? I bet 90% of schools in this country have no air-conditioning. This is a fantastic school with a wonderful, caring staff of teachers and administrators (most of them). The principal is articulate,smart and compassionate. There are numerous clubs available, and as many sports as the number of fields and facilities can accommodate. I don't believe there is a lot of parent involvement, as it should be, we are burnt out from over-involvement in elementary school. You will miss this school and its teachers when you get to the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

I am a student at Pennridge Central Middle School in 8th grade. I am a little disapointed in the fact that we do not have air conditioning in a school filled with well over 500 kids. I also believe that we need more time for lunch we only get 30-45 minutes.
—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 77% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

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

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)88%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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 91% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 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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