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Wagner Gen Louis Middle School

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Posted November 14, 2011

This school is okay. The children run rampant, while the teacher struggles to get the classroom's attention. The bullying is horrible, those students are some of the meanest children you will ever meet. Although, the teachers are very strict. But the students still feel the need to try the teacher. But, overtime the teachers feel somewhat like family. I've never been so close with any of my teachers in a long time! Not all of the kids are rude, some of them are really nice! I joke with them everyday. Although, I try to keep it at a minimum so I don't distract the class. Even though all the other kids are joking. So, I gave this school two stars. The student experience: Terrible, Teacher experience: excellent, Academic experience: Okay.....


Posted February 19, 2010

Wagner was just named a vanguard school by the School District of Philadelphia. It is one of only twenty-six schools in the district to receive this distinction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 18, 2009

Wagner is the best school your child can go to i recommend your child to go there
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2009

Wagner Middle School is a great school, they are strong on discipline which is a good thing it teaches how to take respondsibility for our actions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2008

I graduated from Wagner in 2007. My three years at Wagner were not good. The kids run wild while the teachers sit around and do nothing
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2007

I love Wagner cause I just graduated frm there june 15, 2007
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2007

I haven't had a good experience with Wagner, discipline is a big issue. The Dean is constantly suspending the children for nonsense. Which results in the children missing day's from school. Education is very important & this should be the last alternative. What ever happened to detention's? Wagner is a middle school, you have teenagers dealing with peer pressure,hormone changes, etc. I believe the staff at Wagner needs to attend training sessions that allows them to deal with teenagers in a positive way. You have to have a passion for working with children & I don't feel passion at Wagner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

I've relocated from Absecon, NJ to Philadelphia, and my kids are in the 8th grade and the special needs program. I have mixed feelings about the schoolin that, just picking my kids up I get just a small sampling of what the teachers face for 7 hours a day. My concern is that there is such an emphasis on discipline, attendance, that education seems to be last on the list of priorities. Initially I was upset with what my daughter was bringing home, but after talking to the teacher, and observing myself, I have to admit that the school has an uphill batttle, at best. That said, I still have the problem of a child who I want to achieve to her potential, and I'm just not convinced that that can happen in this environment. I say that realizing that I have the choice, but how many of the other parents dont?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

There is a lack of communications between teachers and the parents. You don't get cooperation from the Principal. The district office do not want to help you about the problem and the administration building don't want to help either. This school suspends children on how they wear their clothes and how their hair looks. I think somebody from the higher ups need to keep an eye on them.
—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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students32%
Female30%
Male33%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male29%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male44%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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 Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male53%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female18%
Male31%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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 96% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Resources

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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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Philadelphia, PA 19126
Phone: (215) 276-5252

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