School Details

Conestoga Valley Middle School

500 Mount Sidney Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-1294
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 649 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
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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
  • Conestoga Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
76%
87%
87%
80%
69%
69%
60%
87%
87%
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
  • Conestoga Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Conestoga Valley Middle School is a public middle school in East Lampeter Township. The principal of Conestoga Valley Middle School is Mr Robert Houghton. 649 students go to Conestoga Valley Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 33% of the 649 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Conestoga Valley Middle School is 14:1. Smoketown El School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 76%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm rather pleased with this school. Seventh grade was a rather difficult year simply because I am not one for change but I immediately got involved in the numerous extracurricular activities the school provided such as school newspaper and school play. All the students were decent and I made two friendships which I have carried with me into high school. I am in the gifted program. In seventh grade I had an excellent teacher; in eighth grade my gifted teacher was in my opinion unqualified. That was really the only thing that marred my wonderful eighth grade experience. (Both gifted teachers left though). This school's social studies teachers really stand out. My seventh grade geography teacher and eighth grade history teacher were both teachers who were not only warm and fun but also mentors who worked not for salary but to educate us to be informed and responsible citizens of our nation and of our world with strong opinions we would not be afraid to adhere to. The principal was fair and wanted what was best for the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school and it was the worst experience of my life. The faculty teaches great but when it comes to bullying and fight situations; the school acts as if it never even happens. It is a very rough school to attend.

  • (5 years ago)

    CVMS is a great school to attend. We have very good teachers classmates and everything about this middle school is great.

  • (6 years ago)

    CVMS was a great experience for me in 7th and 8th grade. I learned backround info on my subjects that help me now in HS. Also the teachers are really into the sports we play and come to games. I think the parent above is talking about the High School....which is great. The administration does a great job with disipline. Obviously there child/children were bullied and/or didn't have a good time at CVHS. That is a shame but that's HS today. CV is a great enviroment and parents should be happy that they have a safe place for there kids to go.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had all of my children grow up going to CV and have been more than happy with the administration and their staff. This school provides a wonderful arena but it is still up to us as parents to provide our children with he background they need to be good students and school citizens.

  • (9 years ago)

    discipline and safety problems are as bad as any other schools in the area. the staff and administration just choose to ignore them and hope they go away. the school district has a township police officer on staff with an office at the high school. that keeps the school's reporting numbers down becouse they keep it internal. students are allowed in classrooms unsupervised giving them time to go into the teacher's desk drawers.

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