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Spring-Ford Ms 8th Grade Center

Public | 8 | 583 students

 
 

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Posted September 28, 2012

The SF 8th Grade Center is a hidden crown jewel to be discovered. They have consistently achieved top scores in PSSA Math and Science. If you look into the 8th grade PSSA ranking in 2010, 2011, and 2012, they have beaten the performance of other "top school district", say TE, Great Valley, Unionville-Chadds Ford... The reason that SF district has been rated low lies in its senior high school performance. It is very puzzling to me why our top performing middle school students could not keep it up in 11th grade PSSA. The SF board and management has a lot work to do with senior high schools' leadership and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

This school is okay. First off, the principals sound like a very good people to be running the school. This school also received the national blue ribbon award, so the education is good. The principals run the school properly, and they do not allow bullying. However, I have experienced some very rude teachers in the process. My homeroom, reading minor, and science are good. All the rest are rude, selfish, and just very mean. I have been pointed at by some of the teachers, and those teachers do not even allow you to talk in class. On the way the school itself runs, it bad. If you talk in a fire drill, they will issue you two detentions. Also, the school was built in 1937, which means it is 75 years old. The school smells, so if you have respiratory problems, it would be a good decision not to go into the school as you may get splitting headaches and even pass out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2012

This school has its good and bad points. The good: there are some incredible teachers there that truly motivate my daughter and help her achieve her true potential. The bad: there are just as many teachers there that have no business being in education -- they are truly terrible - incompetent, lazy, and self-righteous. And, unfortunately, building administration does absolutely nothing about it. On top of that, while the district talks a good game about issues such as bullying, they do absolutely nothing. My daughter has had repeated issues where she was bullied, yet trying to get admin to do something about it has yielded no results. Little wonder that there have been several student suicides in the district over the past year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

The teachers are hit or miss: my daughter has a few teachers who sound great, and ones that have no business being in a position to influence a young person's future.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

546 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

542 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

548 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

560 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black93%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Black93%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian93%
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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 84% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 4% 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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Royersford, PA 19468
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