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Penn Treaty Middle School

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Posted February 13, 2012

I+ am Deaf Mother of Hearing Child. I considered about my child would transfer from another school to Penn Treaty Middle School. I talked with someone on phone. She/He hung up on me very rudeness! What is that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My child loves this school. I think the staff is wonderful . Every person in this school puts the children and parents first. When i call with any concerns I may have or just general questions someone always has time to talk to me.The teachers are the best and really motivate the kids. Whenever I stop by the office staff are helpful and the principle and vice principle make themselves available to parents .They are involved with the students not hiding behind a closed door.I SAY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PENN TREATY!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

This school is terrible. The teachers are lazy, the children are uneducated and unruly. The school should be shut down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

this school was the best .....penn treaty rocks and i love all the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

my daughter was in penn treaty middle school and she had so many problems that i tranfer her to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

When i first went to Penn Treaty I did not have an ygood greads now i am a all a student in high school i have a lot of friends at Penn treaty and my favorate teacher is Mr. Grecie he loves math and he loves all of his students go penn treaty Michelle class of 2008
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2009

i love this school so much. you have great friends and great teachers. when i was at harding school all i use to get is d's and c's. now since i got here ive been getting a's and b's or honor roll. Go Penntreaty!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

I am a former student of the wonderful PTMS! That school helped me so much! I was very shy until I began attending Penn Treaty. And every teacher I ever had there was amazing! They were the most helpful, caring people you'd ever meet. I love PTMS and thank God everyday that I chose to go there for middle school. Oh, the education I received was top notch. The teachers really care about the students. Don't blame the lack of supplies and/or books on the school or the principle! They can't help that the school district is a run by a bunch of unorganized retards.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2009

i loved this school it is absolutely the best... the staff is very helpful,i loved all my teachers. The programs where also very good i no i kept me out of lots of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

this school is very organize and loving my favorite teacher was miss.paicsaik your former student shantall
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

Penn treaty is an awesome school ! at penn treaty , we have a great staff & some of the best students in the city. I have been to many schools in phila. & I can truly say 'our staff goes so far out of our way to help our students learn.' I wish it were also true in more of our other philly schools. The student population here is very diverse & yet there is a harmony amongst us. If i had a child of middle school age i would proudly send him/her to penn treaty, knowing they would get a fine education as well as a cultural experience that will benefit them for a lifetime ! sincerely, steve fleisher teacher penn treaty m.S.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2008

The children are not taught at Penn Treaty. They are prepared for the PSSA and nothing else. This school is lacking an ability to prepare children for the real world as are most of schools in Philadelphia. I sincerely pray that the crime rate drops so that Mayor Nutter can focus on the real problem that plagues this city.. LACK OF EDUCATION!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

This school is not very well run.There are never enough books or supplies.My son did not have a regular teacher for 6 weeks.When asked about the problems the principal says there is nothing he can do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Sadly Penn Treaty has become a disaster over the last 2 years. The principle has no control over the students. Most of the teachers have left the school and the new teachers try hard but are clearly overwealmed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I think this school is a blessing for our family. Since we put our child in this school last year, He has improved in his work and his teacher is really great with the kids she has in her room. I think Penn Treaty is a great school, However I think they need more aids, and also the children should have their own books also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2003

I am very disapointed with the quality of learning that goes on in this school. My son is a very intellengent student and he is not challenged at all. He recieves no books to do homework . Some of the children in this school are free to act anyway they feel fit with no punishment. We need better structure and better was of education.


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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.
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The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

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31%

2010

 
 
18%

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17%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
38%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
28%

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10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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30%

2011

 
 
41%

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46%

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41%
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

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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 Students55%
Female67%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Male30%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male54%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female42%
Male32%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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 Students49%
Female39%
Male57%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male30%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners13%

Science

All Students12%
Female4%
Male17%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students30%
Female39%
Male24%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners14%
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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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
Hispanic 46% 9%
Black 26% 15%
White 24% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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Resources

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  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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