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York Suburban Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 670 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2009

Great Job. We are very happy with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

This is one of the best schools I have ever been to. It chalenges you, but not to the point that your overwhelmed and the staff and students are the best people in the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

my child hated it here her grades slipped here and she became emotionally unstable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

this school does not live up to its excpectations, If you are coming from maryland or new york I would not recommend this school many teachers lie and don't help the children. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

YSMS is awesome to the fullest, and is one of the best things in my life. I learn a lot and have a blast at the same time. In my opinion YSMS is the best middle school in the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2003

My son is learning disabled and I must say that YSMS has taken care of his needs to the fullest. They are understanding and willing to help my son succeed to his fullest potential. I as a parent appreciate the care this school provides for my son. Thank you YSMS for all your help.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

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 Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black75%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
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%
Female87%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female99%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 79% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
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455 Sundale Dr
York, PA 17402
Phone: (717) 885-1260

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