School Details

Northwest Area Intermediate School

21 Sunset Lake Rd, Shickshinny, PA 18655
(570) 256-3649
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-6 361 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
67%
80%
68%
68%
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
  • Northwest Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
83%
64%
64%
72%
90%
90%
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
  • Northwest Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
61%
73%
72%
71%
65%
62%
62%
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
  • Northwest Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
77%
72%
72%
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
  • Northwest Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwest Area Intermediate School is a public elementary school in Hunlock. The principal of Northwest Area Intermediate School is Mr Andrew Sorber. 361 students attend Northwest Area Intermediate School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 37% of the 361 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northwest Area Intermediate School is 16:1. Ross Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 0.8% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.08%
Asian 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 37% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    No Art Class...No Library...But the staff has a new parking lot. Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy but they don't follow it...My son has only been going to this school for 4 years and hates it already...has been bullied for 3 of those and that was marginally taken care of that says something about the district and administration. Teachers are over paid we are paying them so much money we had to drop programs...educational programs. No budget because all the money goes to the teachers who aren't as dedicated as some think and the ones that were are now retired and a very small few that remain. Not a good ratio when there are ALOT of teachers there. Looking for other possibilities for education for our children.

  • (8 years ago)

    this is a great school i have been here for 6 years i like this school i am in 5th grade

  • (8 years ago)

    Being a first time Kindergarten mom I feel that the school playground is very old and mildly safe the library could be updated. The teachers seem to have the students' education at heart and are very dedicated.

  • (10 years ago)

    Dedicated faculty working for the best education possible for students with a very limited budget and non-supportive school board.

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