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6-8
Public
Yardley, PA
Students enrolled: 1,026

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1524 Derbyshire Rd
Yardley, PA 19067

(215) 428-4280
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October 09, 2014
This school is completely pathetic! The teachers are nice but some of them give way too much homework and its completely unacceptable! The school lunch is horrible and the pizza tasted like hand sanitizer! They need to give less homework, get bigger lockers for 7th and 8th grade, they need to have a better understanding of some students, and they need to be less strict when it comes to grades!

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
Since my daughter started in William Penn her grades have started to slip as well as her self-confidence. She was a very high preforming student and did exceedingly well in school. There is no transparency when it comes to course placement and what courses are offered. I have been paid lip service by the counselors, teachers and the administration. I don t think they are capable of helping the students who are not in NJHS or lower preforming students. After meetings with the teachers, counselors and administration I never get a clear explanation about things like, why did you forget to administer a full day of Keystone exams and why are they still effecting her course placement? I have no confidence in the administration at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
I am going into eighth grade at William Penn. In the Pennsbury School District, William Penn is the only middle school with air conditioning in every room (very thankful for that). All of the teachers I have had are extremely caring and pay attention to every student. I am in Talent Pool Language arts and will be going into Algebra 1A. I get straight A's with help from my teachers. As a student, I highly recommend this school to any incoming students. Bullying is minimal. Very addressed as a punishable behavior. The guidance counselors are always there to talk to. Schedules are non-stressful and the school has a program where kids in regular classes can spend time with kids in the Intermediate Unit (kids with special needs and have disorders such as Autism). I participated in "Buddy Program" this year and enjoyed working with them. This school is of exemplary standards. During fire drills, everyone is out in under 2 minutes and the school has issued more security measures. Principal Meehan is a kind man who will help your child(ren) get the education they should. I hope you find this review helpful! :)

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 26, 2009
i am in 6th grade and i think the amount of homework as well as the teachers are fantastic. is till get to see my friends, while still making learning my priority .

- submitted by a student
March 16, 2009
I am in 6th grade, and I LOVE it here! I'm in talentpool, which is an advanced reading and english class, and that's probably my favorite class! The classes here are challenging for those who are up tot eh challenge- for those who aren't up to the challenge, they are put in the easier classes. The teachers here are amazing as well. I've actully become friends with many of the teachers, and the way they teach is extraordinary. I am trying to appreciate my time here as much as I can, and any kid is lucky to go to William Penn.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 21, 2008
I am an 8th grade student at this school. I find it very helpful with the way of education. Its only the 3rd week of school and i have already had 5 projects. It is very difficult sometimes. I am also in Talent Pool and right now, and it will be getting harder. At my old emelmentry school the Gifted classes were Social Studies and Science, my two best subjects, but when you get into middle shcool its Reading and English, they were my worst. It was a very hard ajustment and right now i am a little worried. I almost didnt make the honor roll last year because of Talent Pool and this year its even harder. I hope i make it. Overal it is a very nice school with minor problems. (:

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2008
I am new to the area. My son and daughter are both enjoying the school. They love the teachers. My daughter get alot of extra help for her teachers. I am thrilled with the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
Overall the school is excellent. Education is a priority and the work is challenging. Concerns: Ocassional lack of homework. Administration needs to focus on bullying, building confidence and self-esteem.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2006
Excellent school! My daughter (7th grade) has had a wonderful experience thus far at William Penn and I am very pleased! With the exception of 1 teacher, I have found the teachers to be very caring (i.e., meeting with children at lunch time to help with studies, taking an interest in their lives, encouraging participation is school activities). I can't speak to the parent who commented that her child was functioning below grade level but strongly feel that the school would be responsive if a parent requested an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for a child. I do believe that William Penn is preparing my child for the high school years. It is a great environment for the social, emotional and educational grooming of our children.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2006
Some teachers at Wm. Penn are non caring.They worry about what the students wear(if it's to short etc) then if they read or if the children are learning anything.My child is in 8th grade and reads on a 5- 6th grade level.I feel that she is pushed to the side all the time. And the counselors there are totally useless. I can't wait till she's out of there.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
Middle school is a tough time for most children, they are caught between being children and being true adolecents. We have found that at William Penn the experience our child has had has varied greatly from year to year. Some of the teaching teams carefully guide the children toward self advocacy and responsibility while others use a heavy handed 'my way or the highway' approach. The administration worked with us to find the correct environment for our child moving forward, but was only moderately effective in dealing with the immediate pressures facing our student. Be sure as a parent that you are stay involved and constantly maintain contact with the educational team and your student. This will ensure a good middle school experience. Overall the experience has been good.

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May 18, 2005
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March 19, 2005
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William Penn Middle School
1524 Derbyshire Rd, Yardley, PA  19067
(215) 428-4280
Last modified William Penn Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William Penn Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top