School Details

Paxon Hollow Middle School

815 Paxon Hollow Rd, Broomall, PA 19008
(610) 359-4320
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 861 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

85%
84%
77%
82%
82%
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
  • Marple Newtown School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
80%
90%
90%
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
  • Marple Newtown School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
76%
93%
93%
80%
83%
83%
60%
84%
84%
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
  • Marple Newtown School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Paxon Hollow Middle School is a public middle school in Marple Township. The principal of Paxon Hollow Middle School is Dr Stephen Subers. 861 students go to Paxon Hollow Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 14% of the 861 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Paxon Hollow Middle School is 13:1. The Walden School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 11% %
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
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 14% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I give five stars for Paxon Hollow Middle School Good Schools? From a good student -M z

  • (1 year ago)

    the teachers are great especially mrs. theresa appleby who teaches adv science and enriched english. this is truly the best school ever

  • (4 years ago)

    Staff dedicated to making a difference in children's lives!

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids love Paxon Hollow. So many musical activities!

  • (4 years ago)

    All three of my children went there and it's proven to teach children in a fun disciplined atmosphere.

  • (6 years ago)

    its great my child does wonderful there and it was voted in the top 3 middle schools of pa!

  • (6 years ago)

    Paxon is a great school. The teachers are good there are lots of oprutinities for students

  • (7 years ago)

    Beyond compare. I don't think any other public school could give me an education like the one I get at Paxon and still keep my classes fun.

  • (8 years ago)

    You hear so many bad things about middle schools that I was worried about my daughter leaving the 'safety' of her elementary school. Paxon Hollow is awesome! The teachers are caring the administration is responsive and the kids are good kids. There is an abundance of school spirit and student involvement. I'm genuinely pleased. I would like to see more parents at the PTO meetings though. I think parents tend to back off when their children reach this age and they should definately stay involved and continue to go to meetings and visitations.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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