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Eastern York Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 626 students

 
 

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Posted May 13, 2010

I think they nit pick about too many things the kids do.I understand bullying but carring on with ur friends is a different story .They choose to pick at each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

The new principal Dr Marin is really doing a great job. Thank god we found him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Need better leadership from the Principal. Then maybe a little better leadership from the teachers.


Posted November 27, 2007

Our Middle School ranks in the top group. The faculty is friendly and helpful. Teacers are involved with Math Counts, Science Olympiad, Geography Bee,Student Council, newspaper, yearbook, clubs, plays, musicals, and so many wothwhile programs. The two female administrators are fair and honest. Building is well maintained. PTSO is very active with their fun nights, Winterfest, and other programs.My child was on the N team. They helped her with the transition from elementary and made her first year at the Middle School a wonderful,exciting, challenging year. We are so proud of our entire school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

My son has a high IQ, but also has developmental disabilities, and his years at middle school have been a challenge. The gifted program is wonderful and the teachers have been great, but is there was no help for him socially. I asked repeatedly for help, and got very little. Let's hope the high school is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

I feel strongly that eastern school district should act on their bully rules more strongly, and parents should not be in the same groups of there children when going on field trips. And in the classrooms, if they want to help other children that's fine, but they intend to favor their children over ours. I know we need parents to take part but that's why we have parent's day, sports etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

EMS faculty and staff have provide a friendly, nurturing environment for my children. Students for the most part are friendly and courteous. School recognizes students for their academic and social performances-RISE program to Hershey Park,Knights of the Roundtable,Honor Society, and an Academic Awards night. Sports programs are available for both girls and boys on the intramural level and inter-scholastic level. Music department-band,chorus, jazz band, students perform twice a year. Club periods meet once a cycle. Very active Student Council.Science Olympiad participants. Math 24 and Stock Market competetion. SNAP program for students with drug,alcohol, or other issues. Library readily available to students-several computer labs also for student use. Each grade divided into teams of teachers.6th grade with 3 faculty members and 7th & 8th with 5 faculty members. School very clean and well maintained. Very crowded hallways which could have been alleviated with construction of a crosswalk. PTSO provides support for 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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female98%
Male76%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 92% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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746 Cool Creek Rd
Wrightsville, PA 17368
Phone: (717) 252-3400

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