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Albert Gallatin South Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 407 students

 
 

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Posted July 10, 2010

Excellent Teachers and Challenging academic programs is what 's great about AG South Middle School. My chi9ldren love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

I am an eighth grade student at Albert Gallatin South. I receive A's and B's on my report card. We have some excellent teachers for eighth grade. One would has to be Ms. Filmeck. She is the english teacher for eighth grade. She helps us understand things and doesnt just use the book. She makes class very interesting and is very nice. Next would have to our geometry teacher here at South. I am one of the 13 students in geomtry. It is a very hard class but our teacher Mrs Foster makes it learnable. She is very explanitory with her work and she is there for you if you need extra help. Lastly would be Mr. Hamilla, our world history teacher. He acts out things and I learn alot of information in his class. He jokes and has fun with us. I love his class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

I feel the school is not up to standards. I also feel the principal lacks a backbone! I feel the principal and asst. principal are a waste of space. They are not here to help our children, but instead they are there to make them feel poorly about themselves. I guess it's who you know, if your from a hardworking honest family, you are one of the ones pushed aside or even worse, singled out as a troublemaker. And their so called 'Learning Support' program, is a joke. The student in that program are singled out more so than the main stream students. I guess because they are asking for a little more one on one attention. To sum my opinion of AG South up, I feel if there is not a administrative change soon, our children do not stand a chance of getting the education they deserve.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
40%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female53%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female59%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female82%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
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 94% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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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