School Details

Saucon Valley Middle School

2095 Polk Valley Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055
(610) 838-7071
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 562 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
91%
77%
81%
81%
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
  • Saucon Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
95%
80%
93%
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
  • Saucon Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
95%
76%
91%
91%
80%
74%
74%
60%
91%
91%
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
  • Saucon Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Saucon Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Lower Saucon Township. The principal of Saucon Valley Middle School is Ms Pamela Bernardo. 562 students attend Saucon Valley Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the 562 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Saucon Valley Middle School is 11:1. St. Theresa 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
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an ok middle school if you know how to play the system. If your child doesn't score well on a qualifying exam for a higher level class then just demand they retake it and retake it. If they aren't placed in all High Achievement classes then tear up the assigned class sheet and demand a new one. If your child isn't labeled as Gifted right away then you should look for another school district. They only look after the Gifted Ones and those who are deeply struggling. Everyone else is on their own and neglected. The private school in the area Moravian Academy is 1-2 years ahead on the curriculum so forget about trying to transfer there after 6th grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have three grandchildren who attended Saucon Valley School District Middle School and who have moved to Illinois. Their education in Saucon prepared them well for the transition into a new school district.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very pleased with this school for my children tough acadmics but not to overly stressful. good balance between fun and learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attends this school. We are consistently pleased with the high level of challenging education provided. The teachers are fabulous and very accessible. They communicate frequently with parents. The activities offered are first-rate. Students are held accountable to a very high standard of work. The band program is absolutely wonderful - a full period each morning is devoted to musical study. The community is a wonderful place to raise a family.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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