Mars Area Centennial School

100 Winfield Manor Dr, Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-2601
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 506 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

93%
93%
73%
87%
87%
65%
83%
83%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Mars Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
96%
77%
88%
87%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Mars Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mars Area Centennial School is a public middle school in Adams Township. The principal of Mars Area Centennial School is Mr Ian Magness. 506 students attend Mars Area Centennial School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 12% of the 506 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mars Area Centennial School is 19:1. Mars Area Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am happy someone is having a good experience. We have had a terrible run with two kids passing through this school. We finally left the district all together. The principal is a nice man but he is lacking in leadership skills. There are some good teachers but there are also some really bad ones who engage in corporal punishment and yelling to control the children. Also the cafeteria is very chaotic the lunch ladies are mean and horrible to the children. My kids learned absolutely nothing there and are very behind at their new school. Luckily they are in private school and the they have an academic coach helping them get back on track. This was just last year so I am not certain how much the place has changed. It was a hard decision for us to leave the district because we love the community. It is unfortunate that the school is not on par with some of the other districts. Do your homework before settling on this school district.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great. The principal is very engaging and great with the students. The teachers really care about the students.

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Overall score

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