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Pottstown Middle School

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Posted September 8, 2013

We are happy to continue our son's public school education at the Pottstown Middle School. The teachers have high standards and expect a lot of the kids. Any concerns have been addressed by the teachers and/or principal immediately. The music program is exceptional. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities available to the students - our son especially enjoyed the Environmental Science Club. The 21st Century grant offers after school programming to kids that need homework help and also some fun classes like cooking, votech or drama. We are thrilled with the school so far, and the entire public school system in Pottstown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

My kids love this school. It's challenging and racially diverse with very committed teachers. Music program is phenomenal, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Pottstown Middle School is a great neighborhood school with teachers that truly care about their students and their student's families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

My daughters transferred into Pottstown from St. Aloysius two years ago. The teachers and administrators are positive and provide an excellent education. I have been particularly impressed with the Principal. I had concerns about my daughters' placements and she listened, and responded to my concerns. I appreciate the efforts of the teachers and staff in challenging the students to give their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

I'm a Pottstown Grad and Pottstown is different from some of the other local schools. Pottstown is a melting pot. The students meet people with different backgrounds. We are in a global world, it certainly doesn't hurt to experience that diversity early in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I have a daughter at the Pottstown Middle School as well as Rupert Elementary and I happen to be very happy with both of these schools & my children's education and experience here! I would prefer with the high cost of taxes I pay that it would include busing and the cost of the required uniforms. But the teachers and faculty themselves do an outstanding job & genuinely seem to care about the children and their success! The small town feel, and my elementary school being within walking distance was the main factor in my purchasing the home I did here! Keep up the great work Pottstown School District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Unfortunately Pottstown suffers from a poor reputation which is baseless. My now grown daughter attended Lincoln for one year and it was a great experience for her. I now have a Foster Child attending the MS and I am so thankful for his teachers going above and beyond the call of duty every day to help him succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

We moved to Pottstown when my child was in middle school. I worried so much about the move but I was pleasantly surprised by the school. The principle met us before the school year ( we didnt get to do the orientation) and gave us a tour and introduced us to some of the staff. When my child had any issues the teachers were very quick to respond to either my phone calls, letters, or more often emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

I feel that the school is very good at educating the students. I myself is a student at Pottstown Middle School.But they treat you like you have no freedom. Lots of my friends parents and also mine feel that it is more like Military School than a public school. I am a honor roll student and feel that it is important to learn as best you can. The disipline area of the scool is very strict. The things I and other student feel that forgetting your ID and gettin detention for it is a stupid disipline. I mean of course the students shouldnt forget there ID but one time and they get a detention that is dumb. I mean they trying to teach student to be responsible but the truth is that sometimes you forget to do stuff. That is basically the major problem in the school, Students feel no freedom.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%

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 80% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
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%
Female60%
Male55%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male36%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
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 Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female49%
Male61%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 45% 15%
White 40% 71%
Hispanic 12% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 North Franklin St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (610) 970-6665

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