School Details

Charleroi Area Middle School

100 Fecsen Dr, Charleroi, PA 15022
(724) 483-3600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 396 students 12 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

63%
63%
77%
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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
  • Charleroi School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
80%
76%
76%
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
  • Charleroi School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
76%
83%
83%
80%
69%
69%
60%
65%
65%
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
  • Charleroi School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charleroi Area Middle School is a public middle school in Fallowfield Township. The principal of Charleroi Area Middle School is Mrs Mary Tickner. 396 children attend Charleroi Area Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 54% of the 396 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Charleroi Area Middle School is 12:1. Monessen Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 7%
Hispanic 0.8% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's very disappointing that the faculty and adminstrative office can't see that our children need more access to technology and resources. Charleroi Area students come from poverty strictened broken home or drug abusive families. They need more direction and guidence. The children are mostly good but have no family life. They seem to huddle around poor and harmful environments. We need to be able to teach these children but yet the School District ties our hands and refuses us proper funding. I've seen my collegues just stop caring and many of the children suffer from this. We need to do more these children are not to far gone that they can't be saved.

  • (2 years ago)

    The staff is't the best the school is poor the principle treats every student differnt bad and good ways. You have to remeber the school is poor. Everybody says they wasted there money on a new stadium and other stuff but you have to look into it. It was falling apart it would cost more to deal with the stadium crubbling on people then building a new one. The staff cares about the kids but dosen't give up on the bad kids they just stop trying so hard because the know its not going to work. The good thing about the schoolis that they have school dances every couple of months $3 a ticket. We have events for holidays and sometimes we have a free class I should say. Like a study hall. You get a mix a kids good or bad or decent. Most of the kids dont have money to spend. Thats fine. Like every other school there's bullying drama ect. Your really not gonna find a school that dosen't have drama bullying ect. if you do then thats a once in a millon lucky chance for you. Really right down to it its a poor average school with bad/good kids with problems. I would say see how your kids do at this school for a bit if your kids hate it go to another school. That simple. Try it out!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents You need to wake up! 12 years old and kissing in the halls. Children having babies. High heel shoes make up cell phones. Where is the staff? Look what is happening to these girls. They are not 18. They are our babies. Giving them what they want is not right. Are future is in their hands.

  • (5 years ago)

    Charleroi Middle School has great teachers who love teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    Had to remove my child from this school because of severe bullying over the past 5 years.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our child is in 6th grade. We are extremely pleased with the teachers. Decent amount of homework challenging classroom work and the school handbook has been a tremendous help as our student learns to be more independent and organized. We are impressed with the proactive 'Study Skills' class teaching some of the key 'tricks' to more effective study habits. The principal is accessible and responsive. More positive parental involvement would strengthen our school community.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awsome! All the teachers there are caring and try to make it as fun as possible!

  • (10 years ago)

    The Charleroi Middle School has been an enormous disappointment for both our son as well as my husband and I. The parent/teacher relationships are seriously hindered by the lack of communication to the parents by the teachers. When I confronted the teachers and the principal about why I was not notified my son's grades had fallen by as much as two letter grades I was informed that the school did not imform parents of fallen grades unless the student had a failing grade. Based on our personal experience as well as the state standard test results I would not recommend this school to any parent that cares about the education that their child receives.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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