School Details

Perkiomen Valley Ms-West

200 Big Rd, Zieglerville, PA 19492
(484) 977-7210
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 636 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
88%
77%
79%
85%
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
  • Perkiomen Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
94%
80%
92%
92%
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
  • Perkiomen Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
76%
97%
97%
80%
80%
81%
60%
93%
89%
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
  • Perkiomen Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Perkiomen Valley Ms-West is a public middle school in Lower Frederick Township. The principal of Perkiomen Valley Ms-West is Mr Ryan Stanson-Marsh. 636 students go to Perkiomen Valley Ms-West and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 11% of the 636 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Perkiomen Valley Ms-West is 13:1. Vfkh Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 87%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a current 8th grader at Perkiomen Valley Middle School West. I just love the School's Architechture. Last year I was Principal for a day and I loved every minute of it.The the Cross Country team is amazing. If you are entering 7th or 8th grade you would definently want to take German and have Mr.Ponzio for 7th and Mr.Murphy for 8th.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my school and I think it is one of the best schools in the state!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student in 8th grade and I think this school is not very good. The only good part is the overall appearence of the school. The interior and exterior designs are AMAZING! But that's it.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a former student of west and i can say from experience that the teachers are so easy to get along with and the principals are so fair and fun and the work isnt that hard either.

  • (7 years ago)

    All of the teachers and staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and I know my son and daughter loved it here and were very sad to leave.

  • (7 years ago)

    Every year my 8th grader spends in PV schools I can not believe how lucky she is to have the teachers and administrators she does. They are the finest group of educators anywhere. Every one caring and highly educated. With such great public education I couldn't justify sending her to a private school. There is no better education. I went to a wonderful private school I know how great my daughters education has been and she has the test scores to prove it! Submitted by Lynn Cassel a parent

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is the best. The administration and teaching staff are enthusiastic highly qualified and perfectly suited for teaching this difficult age group. My daughter loves to go to school! I couldn't be more pleased with this school. Everything and everyone at this school is first rate. Yes our property taxes are high but you get what you pay for here.

  • (8 years ago)

    Perkiomen Valley Middle School West is one of the finiest schools and knewest there is. It is a public school and with the great staff to the great students and principles this school would be great for a child in the 6th through 8th grade. S/he will learn to read and write with better skills and their teachers will help your child if he or she is having trouble in school the teacher will help him or her after school on certain days that the teacher is availible. This is why if youu live in the Zigglersville area your child should attend this school.

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