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Richboro Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 513 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2012

The staff and students work well together. There is a culture of learning at this school and parents are very supportive. Teachers have ample opportunities to help their students outside of regular class time with a scheduled resource period as well as a DROP period and an after school clinic once a week. I have never taught at a better school, and I was only there as a substitute.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2010

There are almost no extracurricular activities and many teachers are not very approachable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2009

This is only mi 3rd wk here at RMS but I already love it so much! in 7th grade there are 2 teams eagles and discovery (Im on discovery :) nd in 8th grade there are also 2 teams as well, gold and blue. Anyway RMS is such a great school and there is no problem finding classes cuz there all in one hallway, and even though some of my friends are on team eagles I still see them a lot! I love the teachers and I love the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

Richboro Middle is a great school! it has very nice teachers and it is a comforting school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

Richboro middle school is a great school. You learn while have fun and the teachers really help. The school is small, which is good so you can meet everyone, have a lot of friends, and get as much help as you need. The teachers are nice but i think everyone should alow extra credit. Only once a week you are aloud to stay after and get help, i think it should be at least two times a week.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2007

This is a well funded, ambitious school, consistently ranked within the top 20 middle schools in the state. By and large the administration, staff and students are all delightful to work with. That's the good news. Too often, parents, instead of acknowledging that their children should develop personal responsibility during these middle years, put all responsibility on the teachers for their child's performance. The pressure placed on teachers by parents to award students high marks for mediocre work, together with a resistance to any disciplinary measures, causes a decline in expectation, which in turn causes the students to move on to higher levels of schooling poorly prepared.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2007

Richboro Middle School has too many young teachers and not enough seasoned ones. Retirements through the years, and teachers moving up to the high school have caused a drain of talent. A student who is actively involved in the school has a very different experience from those who tend to stay on the sidelines. Nothing is done to involve these students. Communication with parents is not as good as it could be and parents do not know of events/activities that their student could benefit from. Some students need a parental push to try new things, and without information, parents cannot encourage their child. Academic preparation needs to be a focus as students are at a disadvantage when they reach the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

RMS is a great school. The teachers are really nice and so is the environment. There is a lot of things for the kids to do. We have Home Ec., Music, Technology, Intagrated Arts, Computers, Art, Gym and Health. There are after-school sports. The football and wrestling team were undefeated this year. we also have lots of school spirit. to get to the school's site, go to crsd.org click find schools and go under middles schools to richboro.
—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 80% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

206 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
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 89% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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98 Upper Holland Rd
Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: (215) 944-2500

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