School Details

Drums El/Middle School

82 South Old Turnpike Rd, Drums, PA 18222
(570) 459-3111
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 834 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

93%
69%
80%
83%
63%
74%

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
  • Hazleton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
73%
83%
82%
63%
72%
97%
75%
82%

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
  • Hazleton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
59%
73%
71%
57%
65%
53%
63%
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
  • Hazleton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
77%
79%
63%
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
  • Hazleton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
67%
80%
85%
64%
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
  • Hazleton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
71%
76%
88%
73%
80%
69%
50%
60%
63%
57%
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
  • Hazleton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Drums El/Middle School is a public middle school in Butler Township. The principal of Drums El/Middle School is Mr Dan Diehl. 834 children attend Drums El/Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the 834 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Drums El/Middle School is 18:1. Holy Family Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 67%
Hispanic 4% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.06%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My son enjoys going to school at Drums. Drums is a very good school with caring Teachers and Faulty.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has provided a great place for the kids to learn and enjoy school programs. I am really excited about the K program knowing that my son will be able to read before he goes to 1st grade. Kindergarten is a great time for learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a great school. I came here in seventh grade and now I'm in eighth grade. I have lived in big cities my entire life and now I am more confident and comfortable in this school. The people and teachers are very nice.

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