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Baldi Child Care A Middle School

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Posted April 6, 2014

Me and my husband really loves the school because they have great teachers and there not only teaching your child but they're caring for them also and the dean there is wonderful they always give your child a second chance and also that makes them not judge mental they work it out with them an no words can express how great the counselor is I wish I could give them more than five stars I just love the school altogether
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Middle School children are at a very tough age. Baldi handles all these emotional and behavioral issues swiftly and compassionately. The school has excellent academics-so much so that my daughter discovered that her friend in a suburban high school was using the exact same science curriculum that she had at Baldi last year in 7th grade!! This school should be commended for doing way above and beyond the basics and the staff should be commended for their time and commitment to the school far beyond what the school district resources supply!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

CCBALDI is a great school. I have two that graduated from Baldi and attended Central High School. I have the last one starting this year. I felt my kids were prepared for the challenges at Central and did very well. Lots of activities available and many extra curricular activiies that enhance learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

CCA Baldi Middle School is a great school. My daughter will be entering 8th grade in fall 2013 and Loves it there. The teachers that she has had have been wonderful. I have never had a problem with any of them, they are not rude, but helpful if there is a problem. It is not to say that all the childrenAs for the children, there are those that do not do homework, do not do projects and are disruptive in class. The teachers handle them the best they can but Parents need to be actively involved in there childrens learning. I would recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

CCA Baldi Middle School is almost the worst school ever. The teachers give you attitude, the kids their don't have no idea how much they act disgusting towards each other and the kids aren't on the math and reading level they should be on.Don't put your kid into this school unless you want them to drop a grade average from A-B to a C -D and I won't be surprised if your child got an A to a F. The teachers don't understand how to grade properly, but grade how your child acts in that class. I would not let my child ever go there again and she's a straight A student , but ended up with Bs and Cs in classes. Right when I questioned the teachers they changed her grade right away. I'm disappointed in the the whole school policy and rules since it was highly recommended by the teachers and staff of Fox Chases Elementary. Shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

My son came from Fox Chase and has been going to Baldi since 6 grade. Next year is his last year at the school. I have to say I love this school and my son loves it too. How many people can say their son hates when the weekends come, because he rather be in school. He want from going to Baldi for summer school, to become an honor roll student and at the top of his class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

I was told by the principal that this was like a suburban school in the city. He obviously does not know what the suburban schools are like. There is no accountability for students. They are allowed to turn in assignments late and still get full credit as long as it is in before the end of the semester. I don't know any suburban school that does that. In most cases, one day late gives you an automatic drop to 50%. The second day gives you a 0% but you still have to turn it in or you get an incomplete for the semester and will not be able to graduate the grade until the assignment is complete. The standard of education is subpar to the suburbs as well. The students are not held to using correct grammar when writing or speaking. The assignments are ridiculously easy for middle school children at the average or above average level resulting in no academic challenge. The school itself is very worn looking and there are bars on the windows making it look like a prison. The parking lot always has trash in it as do the playing fields. Many of the walls have graffiti on them as well. Inside the halls are cramped and dirty looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I entered my daughter and now she has wonderful grades
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

I just tranferred my daughter from parochial school this year. Had I only known. This school is amazing. Adminisration and teachers top notch. Award winning robotics club. I feel guilty that I didn't make this move sooner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Baldi is awesome!All the teachers are nice,there are 100 clubs + 16 sports,and the homework is managable.I highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

C. C. A. has a diverse population of students from all over the world. The students love to learn and I love to teach them.... Our students are extraordinary.... Namely, they embrace each other's cultures and are passionate in learning about global issues.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

I love teaching at Baldi Middle School. It has the most diverse population and the sweetest young people in the entire city of Philadelphia.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

My daughter just started 6th grade at Baldi and I am soooo impressed already! For the first time since she started kindergarten she is in a school where she is challenged. And she loves it! What a breath of fresh air to listen to her rave about her teachers and classmates. We have such stimulating conversations about what is happening in school now! Baldi is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

this is my first 6th grade year at baldi and i love it!!!! the staff and students are wonderful and so welcoming its not like any other public school. i love it so much !!!GO BALDI BULLDOGS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

This is an amazing middle school. I am a graduate of the class of 2006 and I can honestly say those were the best 3 years of my life thus far. I wish I had appreciated it more when I was a student there. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed it until I reached high school. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

this is truly a very good school it has air condision in everyroom it has lots of activities and the teachers are great im a 6th grader and im loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

C.C.A Baldi Middle School is an amazing, amazing environment. I am graduating in a few months, and am incredibly sad to do so.The years fly by. In 8th grade, depending on your test scores from the year before, you may be put into one of the four IB classes. The teachers of 801-804 are very supportive, and know what they're doing. If you are looking for a friendly middle school that will benefit your child in many ways, choose Baldi.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

I am a 7th grade student at baldi and i love it so much there is so many extra curricular activites and the teachers and amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2007

I love baldi. This is the best school ever. This is my second year at baldi and i am in 7th grade, my teachers are mrs.mazzuca, mrs.sechrist,mrs. williams, and mrs.cohen. School is so much fun. I mean there are 16 sports to choose from and everything. I highly reccomend this school to anyone who is looking for a public middle school in philadelphia.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

I love this school its so much fun, it gives you many opportunities such as there are over 15 sports to play, music clbs and many more. In 8th grade its really fun. I am in 8th grade now and I can't wait to see what happens the rest of the year!
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

376 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

373 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

355 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

371 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black71%
Asian87%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learners71%

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Black62%
Asian66%
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learners23%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black77%
Asian91%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learners59%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black72%
Asian92%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learners39%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black72%
Asian93%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learners77%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black87%
Asian85%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learners52%

Science

All Students52%
Female46%
Male58%
Black37%
Asian56%
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners22%

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black77%
Asian90%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learners54%
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 53% 71%
Black 19% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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