School Details

Nitschmann Middle School

909 West Union Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 866-5781
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 904 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
76%
77%
79%
67%
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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
72%
80%
81%
74%
76%

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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
69%
76%
90%
81%
80%
66%
51%
60%
82%
75%
73%

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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nitschmann Middle School is a public middle school in Bethlehem Township. The principal of Nitschmann Middle School is Mrs Jacqueline Santanasto. 904 children attend Nitschmann Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 32% of the 904 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Nitschmann Middle School is 14:1. Gateway School of Lehigh Valley is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 19% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Nitschmann is a very great school. The teachers are wonderful and The students have great spirits. Everyone is kind and respectful. The 5 important rules that every students lives by is Be There Be Ready Be Respectful Be Responsible Be A Focused Learner Be Actively Engaged In Learning Nitschmann is the Oldest school in The BASD but is the Best School in the BASD.

  • (4 years ago)

    If your in PA and you are newly move here and you have a middle school child you have got to enroll them into nitshmann. Nitschmanns a great school. Yes it lookes very old and it smells bad but i garenteed you that by the time your child is ready to go to hish school she will be an A+ student! no matter what grades they get in elementary.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a 6th grader at NMS and I absolutely love it! All of the teachers are nice but some can be pretty loud. Nitschmann has a great band. ) They also have awesome sports teams. I love NMS!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of two children who recently went through Nitschmann Middle School. This is a fine school with committed faculty and a dedicated administrative and support staff. It proves that a great school can be anywhere because the building is so old and the school is without technological advantages.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a kid that goes to nitschmann middle and its the best

  • (8 years ago)

    Average After-school activities. Parents are involved and interested. Most of the teachers are good however some people can be very rude and judgmental.

  • (8 years ago)

    Last year my daughter started 7th grade here and she was nominated for Student of the months 3 times. I think this is great for students to be nominated for this it really boosts thier self esteem. Great job for Nitschman staff. Proud Nitschman Parent.

  • (9 years ago)

    nitschman staff and teachers are truly concerned about their students whether it be the students need for academic help personal items of interest or the help in dealing with problems outside of school such as family life they really do care.

  • (9 years ago)

    Nitschmann has a lot of extracurricular activies avaliable to the students. They also have sports clubs and ski swimming and other clubs were they have to travel outside of the school building. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The adminisration is very respectful and they strive to make Nitschmann the best it can be.

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