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J R Fugett Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

My second child is currently going through Fugett Middle School and we are very pleased with the Principal, who really takes the time to get to know his students, and the teachers who really care to have the student be the best that they can be. Am very pleased with how things are handled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

We moved to West Chester recently. The school and staff have been extremely attentive to my 6th grader, helping him adjust both socially and academically. We came from the suburbs of Boston and my son has an IEP. The school was very cooperative and helpful in transitioning all my son to a revised IEP. He is loving the school and we have been very pleased with all aspects of his experience at Fugett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

i think this school is by far wonderfull no matter what you say. i am a student there so i think i would know how great it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2008

I think Fugett has great teachers. My mother has complained though about making contact with the guidance counsualors. Some teachers aren't teaching on the right level though and should be teaching higher level courses. I'm on the honor roll and teachers contribute that in helping before and after school in most cases.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2007

I am disappointed in this school. Only one or two teachers at the most respond to your questions. Each marking period my sons grades have gone down. I have tried to keep up with the teachers via e-mail because I have to work full time for a living! But, I am ignored!I am very frustrated with this school and most of the teachers. I am considering moving to place my child in a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

All three of my children have gone through Fugett Middle School. There are basic classes and honor classes. The studetns in honors classes seem to get the better classes. The students are very aware of what track they are in. There are a number of extracurricular activities especially in sports and band. I am disappointed in the music chorus and art classes at Fugett. There doesn't seem to be a lot of homework at this school. There is an active PTO at Fugett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

For a well funded district, this school is far below minimal expectations in its large class sizes, lack of teacher competency and high complacency in administration.
—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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%

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 80% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

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 76% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

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%
Female91%
Male92%
Black69%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black74%
Asian88%
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
Black63%
Asian92%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black83%
Asian88%
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black57%
Asian83%
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Black92%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
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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500 Ellis Ln
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 266-2900

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