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Pennwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 955 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted September 26, 2013

My children have had nothing but positive experiences at Pennwood Middle School. The teachers they have had have been wonderful. The teachers have challenged them academically, taught them the organizational skills needed to be successful not only in school, but in life; and provided moral support to get them through the rough patches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

funny how this Pennwood in Yardley, PA is doing so much better than the Penn Wood in Darby, where I go


Posted June 21, 2013

Both my daughters spent 3 years at Pennwood Middle School. One is an average student and one is an IEP student. They both liked the team teaching approach, both found great support from the teaching staff, and both really learned and came away with improved skills and a good foundation for high school. As a parent, I found the school was very responsive and always willing to bring teachers together to talk to me about concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

My son just started this year and he loves it. I have joined the PTO and all the parents are great! My son is special needs and the teachers that are placed there through the IU are awesome :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

Pennwood has surpassed my expectations. They do a fantastic job of supporting the kids in the transition from elementary to middle school. The team teaching approach creates an environment that is able to cater to multiple learning styles. I have an independent kid and a disorganized, dependent kid, and they both found their way and got the input and direction they needed. I was warned that my kids, who are neither high achievers nor low achievers, would get lost in the middle. But they both developed warm relationships with key teachers. My sixth grader is excited for 7th grade, and my high schooler stayed engaged and interested for all 3 years. And teachers and counselors have always been welcoming and responsive when I sought off-cycle feedback or had questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

I chose to move from the city of trenton into PA and my son went from grandview elementary/morrisville high and boy what a difference in grades attitude envolvement in teachers and parents. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

This is an awsome school and I'm lucky to be a student here. The students, teachers and faculty are great! PENNWOOD ROCKS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2009

i love my frnds and school and stuff but i don't like how a certain administrator keeps changing our dress code. overall a good school. nice teachers. good times. lotts-o-learning=)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

I think that this school is really great. The teachers are willing to stay in for lunch or after school to help you out. The sports programs are excellent and some teams are even undefeated. It may be the older of the other three middle schools, but it has still kept its spirit alive!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

This is one of three middle schools in the district and the largest of the three. I find that the education at this school is lacking as compared with what I have seen the students at the 2 other schools getting, both by way of teacher quality involvement and motivation. Also, the other schools offer a wider variety of student groups
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

very good school i like the progress and the activities .the teachers are wonderful.thank you so much for exelent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

amazingg! i absolutely love this school. there are great teachers and they help out us students as much as they can. theres just enough going on to keep you interested and the sports programs are awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2005

This school is 1 of 3 middle schools in our district. Our schools all offer band, choral, acting, sports , reading olympics, odyssey of the mind and so many other activities for our children to chose from. Foreign language is also offered in 8th grade as well as advanced math and english. The parents can be involved through the PTO, our principal is always open to parent comments, conferences and suggestions. I am honored to be a parent in this district.
—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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

319 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

319 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

327 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

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

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black93%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black59%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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%
Female88%
Male93%
Black86%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)81%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black68%
Asian93%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black90%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Black35%
Asian81%
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black82%
Asian94%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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%
Black 8% 15%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1523 Makefield Rd
Yardley, PA 19067
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