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E N Peirce Middle School

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Posted August 24, 2014

My daughter was overweight when she attended this school and wanted to be in plays and the drama teacher was just nasty as heck toward her. Not much help for my son with diabilities. Alot of inflexible rules for the sake of rules and not for the good of students. I had a total of 5 kids go through various grades and I found the whole district overrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love Peirce because it's all in all just a wonderful and great school. They have really nice and fair teachers and I really think that Peirce deserves to win this money and to be reconized in this kind of way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

It's a beautiful school with good parental involvement. This school is a great choice if your child succeeds academically at a high level. If your child is average or struggling the supports are just not there. All the resources are focused on the bright kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2005

This school is good organized, well maintained and very well supplied with media and computers. The district has an online program where parents are able to reach students grades and teachers. Teachers are helpful and always come back with the needed answers for parents. It is a well organized school, principals and assistant principals are connected and know the kids well, guidance councelours too. My son has a very good experience at this school. He is in the gifted program of the district. I like the school and would recommend to a newcomer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Excellent teachers that really care and take the time to work with the students. They are quick to point out strenghts and weaknesses. As a working parent I am pleased to know my child was in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

Peirce Middle School is a wonderful school. The principal changing should not have had any affect on the childrens learning and based on my kids opinions it did not at all. The teachers are for the most part coopertive with the parents needs, and for the most part find time to fit them into their shedule if there is a problem. All 4 of my children have gone through Peirce and have had 3 wonderful years there. The staff is great and they really connect with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

Peirce has fell well below my expectations for a middle school. I have had numerous problems with them in communications whether it be teacher/parent, teacher/principal/parent, or teacher/teacher on the same team. There is no follow through and I believe they help children to fail not to succeed. I think the constant change of principals has had an impact. They have definitly hurt the learning process of my child. I can not wait until my children are out of Peirce. If I could send them to another school- I would!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

This school has the potential to be a leading academic institution. In my opinion the administration does not look out for the best interest of the student.
—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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
81%
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%
Female89%
Male92%
Black58%
Asian92%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black67%
Asian96%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black82%
Asian100%
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black89%
Asian95%
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male90%
Black75%
Asian100%
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black86%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black64%
Asian88%
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
Black72%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 81% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 6% 15%
Hispanic 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1314 Burke Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 266-2500

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