School Details

Holicong Middle School

2900 Holicong Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902
(267) 893-2700
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 1192 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

97%
96%
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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
  • Central Bucks School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
76%
96%
96%
80%
85%
84%
60%
97%
95%
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
  • Central Bucks School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holicong Middle School is a public middle school in Buckingham. The principal of Holicong Middle School is Mr Joseph Bucher. 1,192 children attend Holicong Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the 1,192 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holicong Middle School is 16:1. Tohickon Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 89%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at Holicong middle school and it is great! Halls are not to small they are huge it is just that more kids are going to the same places at the same times. It is good how it is! The teachers I know of are super nice and teach really well. They all know what they are talking about they are very knowledgable. The lockers are kind of small but they fit what you need it to. This school is the best!

  • (3 years ago)

    We are fortunate that Holicong is here. It is a school that has tons of opportunities... you have to jump in and take advantage. This school gives you the solid high standards you need to achieve in high school. Our kids are all different but thrive at the top universities now because of Holicong and CB East with more coming through now. Life is what you make of it - you can complain and not join in or you can encourage your kids to be the best they can be. Embrace this educational jewel in your town. Save your private school dollars for your ivy league education.

  • (3 years ago)

    the halls in this school are always over crowded. especially at the end of the day. halls need to be bigger so their lockers before the buses leave

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is so fake. everyone that goes her is so insecure of themselves and dont know who they are.

  • (5 years ago)

    Holicong is the perfect place for a teenager to grow.

  • (5 years ago)

    HOlicong is just OK. The teachers are not that well educated mostly having graduated from low end State schoools. The extraccurricular activites especially the sports teams are over crowded and the average athlete has no where to fit in. The music program and chorus as well as the theatre program is great.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is one of the best schools and is part of the number one school district in PA. My kids love it here and I love it too! there are so many sports and activities for my kids to get involved with and to develope a great future that lies ahead of them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. my children go here and enjoy it alot.

  • (8 years ago)

    Holicong is a great school but the students who attend it are lacking. They are overly concerned about appearance. The curriculum is considerably slow compared to other schools in the area. The is very little cultural diversity. Because of that students have a narrow understanding of other cultures and a somewhat racist outlook. The students are also book smart but lack common sense. They have no view of the real world and feel that everything will be handed to them on a platter. The school is great but more should be done to education the student body more than intellectually. Because of the area (many rich families) more should be done to teach common sense because it is lacking.

  • (9 years ago)

    Holicong is a phenominal school with many great teachers and programs. The music department is amazing and produce quality performances for every concert. They have amazing academics and the teachers engage and do their best to interest students. It is an extremely safe school and most students and all of the staff are very positive and friendly. Holicong is a great school that I recommend to anyone who is looking at schools in the greater Philadelphia area.

  • (10 years ago)

    Holicong is the best school ever. There are so many things to do. Team teaching (A group of students with a set of teachers in science math social studies English and Reading) is a great thing. Most students are way above state levels and all to well on the PSSA's. The many things do do after school like choirs bands and sports. Overall Holicong is the best place to be!

  • (10 years ago)

    School is overcrowded. Sufficient education but many teachers do not explain what they teach--i.e. students are required to memorize facts but not their explanations so that the student can actually figure them out on their own in the future. Music department lacks funding though we have very good band/choir directors. Overall Holicong is 6 out of 10.

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