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Cedarbrook Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 719 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

Amazing teaching staff that is fully supported by the administration. Activities and sports that engage students. My son is not a great student, not a "joiner" and would easily fly under the radar someplace else, but not at Cedarbrook where he has been encouraged, cajoled and challenged by his teachers. Incredibly responsive administration has contacted me about issues, teachers let me know when academics are off track-- so I am impressed! This is a tough age and they know how to deal with it! I feel like we are on the same team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

As with all Cheltenham schools, Administration is the biggest problem. Cheltenham has forgotten the purpose of school and education. Administration is too concerned with federal red tape and testing. The next problem besides the school building itself is the bullying and very poorly behaved students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

I have been very pleased with the academic enhancement, fabulous music program, and diverse social environment that is offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

My 7th grader is thriving at Cedarbrook Middle School. I can't say enough about the wonderful teachers and staff who care about the students, challenge and inspire them daily. Both of my children have had great experiences in the Cheltenham School District. It is consistently top rated and considered one of the best high schools in the country. That coupled with the fantastic, tight-knit community and proximity to the city makes Cheltenham a fantastic place to live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

My 8th grader loves her school & so do I. Her teachers are great. Plenty of great programs for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I have nothing but great things to say about the school, the teachers, and activities. The challenge program is second to none.


Posted November 3, 2011

This is my daughter's first year at Cedarbrook and it has been an amazing experience so far. The academics are top notch, especially if you have a high achieving child, and the activities are amazing! There is something of interest for almost any child. I find the school to be very communicative, organized, and well managed by its principals and administration. The teachers are enthusiastic and really excited to be there to teach my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

Cedarbrook Middle school is a very great school. All of their schools are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2009

I have a very high achieving child...he seemed very connected to the teachers there, did well, was given lots of acknowledgement, worked very hard...he is about to go to the HS, my daughter, more of an average student is about to enter Cedarbrook and I hope she can be successful there too. I love how well Cedarbrook communicated (unlike others) and they have wonderful extra activities for the overachieving type...good luck to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

Rigid, unresourceful uninsightful management and misplaced priorities limit the effectiveness of reasonably good teaching staff and decent resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

The school lacks constant communication with working parents. No school closings nor delays.They are good however when there are school events such as concerts, trips and outings
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

this is the greatest school ever! they have great academic opportunities, for on-grade and the double- accelerated students ( the double accelerated classes are difficult to keep up with, but it's definately worth it!) the teachers know what they're doing, and we have had some pretty great times here. we love cedarbrook! -Anonymous
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

Cedarbrook is a superb school. My child goes there and I am so proud of him when he walks in the door with a big smile on his face holding his test paper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

Many of the teachers go above and beyond the call of duty for the children. However, the administration needs to get with the program or the school will go down the tubes. Parents also need to get more involved with their child's school work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Most of the teachers are wonderful, but the administration is weak, inexperienced, and inconsistent when it comes to administering discipline.
—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 80% in 2012.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black78%
Asian96%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black77%
Asian96%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
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%
Female95%
Male86%
Black84%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black95%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black58%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female89%
Male65%
Black66%
Asian86%
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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

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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
Black 52% 15%
White 37% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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300 Longfellow Rd
Wyncote, PA 19095
Phone: (215) 881-6423

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