School Details

Ephrata Middle School

957 Hammon Ave, Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-1468
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1218 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
81%
73%
68%
68%
65%
72%
72%
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
  • Ephrata Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
77%
67%
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
  • Ephrata Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
80%
82%
81%
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
  • Ephrata Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
76%
89%
89%
80%
72%
72%
60%
74%
74%
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
  • Ephrata Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ephrata Middle School is a public middle school in Ephrata Township. The principal of Ephrata Middle School is Mr Kevin Fillgrove. 1,218 students attend Ephrata Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 36% of the 1,218 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ephrata Middle School is 16:1. Durlach Parochial School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 88%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I go to this school. It's the best school ever don't listen to the other reviews. Sure we have a few 'bad eggs' but doesn't every school. We have great teachers and a friendly environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    EMS is the best kept secret in Lancaster County. They have always had good teachers but now the school has a leader in Mr. Cuciuffo who cares about every child. He is in the halls and hes knows every single of the 700 plus students. Kids are starting to love to come to school at EMS. The students who are good students are feeling valued and safe and the students who are causing problems are being held accountable. Kudos to you Dr. Rosati and the school board for putting a top notch principal in the school and changing the culture of the school. It is about time.

  • (5 years ago)

    A bad school under my experiences because of the bad teachers and students...

  • (5 years ago)

    Great choice for the new principal...he has turned one school around in the district its about time that Ephrata Middle School become more student friendly. Mr. C really cares about every student his attitude is infectious and he is a great principal. I am eagerly watching what chanes happen at the middle school for my son.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's difficult to tell students to follow the rules when certain teachers do not provide a good example and bend and twist the rules to suit themselves. What message is being sent to students? Rules are only important when they benefit you. Otherwise ignore them. This does not apply to all the teachers at Ephrata Middle.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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