School Details

Miller Heights El School

3605 Allen St, Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 868-6441
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 451 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
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73%
74%

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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
75%
83%
78%
66%
72%
77%
74%
82%

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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
65%
73%
82%
62%
65%
85%
63%
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
  • Bethlehem Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miller Heights El School is a public elementary school in Bethlehem Township. The principal of Miller Heights El School is Ms Deborah Roeder. 451 students attend Miller Heights El School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the 451 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Miller Heights El School is 18:1. Bethlehem Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Hispanic 8% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 76% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Asian 7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wow is all I an say about this school. The principal is our of this world. She knows each and every child be name! My children are in 1 and second grade and have loved every teacher so far. The PTO is very strong and really involves the parents in nurturing the children!

  • (7 years ago)

    Pulled child out after 2nd grade. My child was bored and unchallenged since K. I was told by principal and teacher wouldn't test for gifted program till end of 3rd grade. My child had lots of friends A student but did her homework in 3 minutes and was bored! Not good to have a student getting the idea that school is boring and too easy. Staff was nice but uncreative like most teachers now must teach a certain way and dumb down the lesson to the lowest student not the middle like it use to be. Was told by teachers their hands are tied. 1st grade had students who didn't know their days of the week. However they are taught to pass their tests. PTO and parents are busy and was a nice social group

  • (9 years ago)

    Miller Heights is a very nice neighborhood school. There is lots of parental involvement and this always makes for a better school experience for the kids. The staff is very responsive to parental concerns. The teachers are very professional and highly qualified. It really feels like a family.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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