Pequea Valley Intrmd School

166 South New Holland Rd, Kinzers, PA 17535
(717) 768-5535
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 387 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
62%
77%
48%
47%
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
  • Pequea Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
80%
80%
80%
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
  • Pequea Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
76%
76%
81%
80%
80%
66%
66%
60%
83%
83%
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
  • Pequea Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pequea Valley Intrmd School is a public middle school in Leacock Township. The principal of Pequea Valley Intrmd School is Mr Erik Orndorff. 387 children attend Pequea Valley Intrmd School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 42% of the 387 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pequea Valley Intrmd School is 14:1. Cattail Parochial School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers needn to give us more attention and time when they teach us stuff.

  • (6 years ago)

    There is a little academic challenge of the students who attend the intermediate school. SMATH is a joke and the kids will tell you this themselves. Basically a couple kids do the work and complete the packets and the rest of the kids copy the information. The gifted program offers no challenge or enhanced academic programming for those kids identified and if you are not an idependent learner you simply don't get the attention you need from the teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Okay but a better attitude on the teachers may help us get the good grade because its not the class your in its the teacher your with (

  • (6 years ago)

    Pequea Intermediate Schools curriculm has been on a decline for over two years now. The adoption of SMATH (Science and Math) combined has resulted in extremely large class sizes and a 46 to 1 ratio of students to each teacher. The district definitely needs to raise the bar with the teachers requirements in order to see improved standardized testing scores. I remain optimistic that things will improve this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pequea Valley Intermediate has been a disappointment for my sixth grade child. The curriculm is unsupervised especially with the combination of science and math into one course with one teach for nearly 50 children. The children are not receiving the needed science and math instruction which is clearly resulting in declining state tests each year at Pequea. The curriculm and staff need to be upgraded to ensure the students education is meeting state levels and requirements consistently and not continuing to decline.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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