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Shaw Anna H Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 239 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2009

The school appears reluctant to exercise serious control over rampaging student behavior. I even, on one occassion, saw the Principal smiling at the antics of one student, while trying to correct misbehavior. Security tends to be avoidant. One officer said, ' It doesn't matter WHAT they do in there. Just don't let them out into the hall!' Student do not show concern for grades or threats of disciplinary action.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2005

I like what the team of teachers are doing to improve the school. They made AYP in 2004, I expect them to make it again.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 9, 2003

My son just started at Shaw Middle School. I know the principal will work with him. He was a good teacher and and vice principal was transfered to Shaw and expect him to be a good principal.
—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 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
33%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
8%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
27%
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 Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female45%
Male29%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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 Students35%
Female39%
Male31%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female47%
Male25%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students9%
Female8%
Male9%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students13%
Female16%
Male11%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 15%
Hispanic 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: (215) 727-2161

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