School Details

Rowland School

1842 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-4500
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 637 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

20%
35%
73%
17%
26%
65%
29%
36%
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
  • Harrisburg City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
32%
77%
14%
25%
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
  • Harrisburg City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
44%
80%
34%
43%
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
  • Harrisburg City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
43%
76%
45%
51%
80%
12%
20%
60%
35%
39%
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
  • Harrisburg City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rowland School is a public middle school in Harrisburg. The principal of Rowland School is Ms Barbara Hasan. 637 students go to Rowland School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 86% of the 637 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rowland School is 11:1. Melrose School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 30% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 78%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    mr.burney is a helpfull tacher and make kids have high csores from amine at hamilton.

  • (4 years ago)

    wow i went to rowland before my teachers were Mr.Burney and Ms.Ijomah they were the best teachers i ever had.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school ever. The ciriculum is great. I recomend this school to the country.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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