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Knoch Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 642 students

 
 

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Posted January 31, 2008

Our teachers are very easy to learn from. Some are funny, some are strict but they all are helpful .
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2005

I am a student at Knoch School, formerly from holy Seplucher, and I can happily say that transfering was the best idea I've ever had at a school. Almost all of the teachers are great, and I have had no troubles with other students yet. The school has plenty of extracuricluar activites, and if a student has a good idea, he or she can MAKE a club/activity. I don't notice too many parents around the school, but I know that they do what they can to get their kids the best education possible. I think that Knoch Middle School/High School is the best possible educational facility in Western Pennsylvainia.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2004

We moved from the City of Pgh to this school district. I am simply amazed at how fabulous Knoch Middle School is!! The staff is very caring (teachers and administration). It was one of the best things I could have done for my children! The other students are respectful and kind. Bus transportation is nothing short of pristine! The teachers immediately alerted me to educational difficulties and helped me work through them with my child. I always felt comfortable contacting the school with concerns and questions. I was fortunate to be asked to chaperone a field trip with the 6th graders and had a wonderful experience with the students and teachers! Way to go Knoch Middle School!
—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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
75%
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

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

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

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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
White 99% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Saxonburg, PA 16056
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