School Details

Upper Merion Middle School

450 Crossfield Rd, King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 205-8802
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1160 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

93%
93%
73%
78%
78%
65%
73%
73%
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
  • Upper Merion Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
77%
79%
79%
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
  • Upper Merion Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
90%
80%
87%
87%
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
  • Upper Merion Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
76%
89%
89%
80%
75%
73%
60%
82%
81%
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
  • Upper Merion Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Upper Merion Middle School is a public middle school in King of Prussia. The principal of Upper Merion Middle School is Mr John Adiletto. 1,160 students attend Upper Merion Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 24% of the 1,160 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Upper Merion Middle School is 12:1. Stewart Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 63%
Hispanic 6% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 15%
Asian 14% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.9% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I just graduated from Upper Merion Area Middle School just last year and i felt like they helped me accomplish what i needed to accomplish in the years that i was there the teachers are wonderful and helpful.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent curriculum beautiful facilities great teachers...just wish they had recess for the fifth and sixth graders.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went through all four grades of UM middle school and switched to a private school for high school. I wonder why I didn't do it sooner. After I switched I noticed that I was behind in English math and French compared to my new classmates. This was a wake-up call considering that I was one of the best students in my grade. Even as a middle schooler I had always known that UM was not up to par but I really enjoyed the extracurriculars especially band and Reading Olympics. Basically UM middle school is an okay school. Be warned if you switch to another school be prepared to play catch-up.

  • (7 years ago)

    Upper Merion Middle School is an okay school district but the math program is poor compared to other public schools in PA. Students that eventually graduate from the district high school also have lower test scores compared to students from neighboring school districts. Teachers in general are extremely supportive and there is a wide range of extracurriculars.

  • (8 years ago)

    I adore going to this school. The teachers are wornderful and the principal has a somewhat great handle on things.

  • (9 years ago)

    my daughter is in learning support at upper merion and I cannot believe the difference. She is so eager to learn and loves going. The teachers are on top of things and get parents in the loop.

  • (9 years ago)

    I agree that U.M in general lacks in the math area. I like the school and believe that it offers great activities. The teachers are alright. there's a 50/50 chance that you will get a very good teacher. But there are some great teachers there. It has ok test scores but there are many many doubts in my mind about sending my child to the high school when there are so many better schools in the area.

  • (9 years ago)

    UM is an awesome district. almost all of the teachers are really nice and helpful. It's only fault is the math program. I would have to say it is not up to par with many other schools in PA.

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