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Exeter Twp Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 663 students

 

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Posted November 20, 2012

I found the Exeter area a difficult nut to crack. Coming from out of state, Pennsylvania people are very guarded and do not seem very friendly at first. This made for a very difficult transition into the schools here. There was no effort on the schools part to help integrate a new student. Also, be aware that there are two gunclubs nearby as well as several landfill sites that compromise quality of life in the area, adding to noise, water and air pollution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

I really like this school - The teachers keep the kids engaged and make their learning first priority. I have nothing poor to say about this district. Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

Fantastic school! The teachers take the time necessary to make sure the kids are learning and are happy. We considered this school district and Daniel Boone - we're very happy with our decision to move into this school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

We LOVE this school - actually, we're very happy with all of the schools in the Exeter school district. The teachers keep the kids engaged and make their learning first priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

As a past student, I believe this junior high deserves a lot more credit than it is given. It is one of the best in PA, and the teachers are unique and caring towards every student.


Posted August 26, 2003

I was shocked to find our 'testing scores' so low in comparison to the surrounding suburban districts. Perhaps one of the reasons may be the teaching/administrative staff's interpretation of 'enriched classes'; it doesn't mean MORE work, it means a better quality of work and new teaching methods. If there was more emphasis on education, and less on the dress code, maybe we would see a difference. ALL the kids are important and need to be supported and enriched, not just the catered 'gifted' students. Obviously, the Gold and Silver Eagle club,(honor roll) isn't skewing the scores high enough to cover for this school's lack of a quality teaching standard. If 50% of the kids fail a test, that doesn't mean 50% of the kids are not bright enough, it means the teacher failed to teach 50% of the kids...in my book, that is a failing grade overall. You can put up all the new buildings you want, but if we don't do something better with our learning curve, we are in trouble in this district.
—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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

323 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

334 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male79%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
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 87% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 5% 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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