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Quaker Valley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 477 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2010

Great academics, great teachers, counselors and principal. Each kid has his/her own laptop during the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I love this school! All the teachers are really nice and pretty funny, I didn't have grades like these in my old school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

I loved it! The teachers are very nice and helpful. The school has great tests scores in everything. The school is very fun and i'm glad i went!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

Wow! What a wonderful school. My 6th grader loves it there, and the teachers are committed, engaging, and wonderful at communicating with parents. The school uses the PowerSchool system so that parents can arrange to receive daily or weekly emails to see theirs child's scores on all tests, quizzes,a ndassignments. I am extremely happy wit the school. Plus, bu son has own Apple laptop to use at school. Amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

I love going to Quaker Valley Middle School. We learn a lot there, ad all of the kids are so much fun to be with. Everyone is friendly, and I have like 20 close friends to hang out with. The teachers are top notch, and have really interesting ways of teaching. In QV, it's cool to be smart, all cool people in school are smart, i got a 4.25, and i socialize, that's how good the teachers are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2006

I am the grandparent of two Middle School students. I am also a semi-retired teacher in a private school. I am so very thrilled with the quality of education that my grandchildren are receiving, especially the I.B. program and the music opportunities. The standards and quality of teaching exceeds all of my high expectations for my favorite people in the world. Thank You QVMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

I feel fortunate to have attended QVSD. The quality education students receive is far superior to the vast majority of other public schools around the country.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2005

An amazing place...the laptops were wonderful and the teachers collaborate to give the students an enriching education and attitudes supporting lifelong learning. The children take pride in the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 1, 2005

All three of my children have gone to this middle school. The academics are top notch, especially math, science and English. They have an active music dept.including drama, choir, band and orchestra. They offer many sports. It is a small school and most classes have about 20 students. Each grade has about 130-180 students. Our school district has won many awards. The high school suppies each student with a laptop. A down side is that there is no air conditioning and limited parking.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%

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 80% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
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 87% 71%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Fax number
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618 Harbaugh Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
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Phone: (412) 749-5079

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