School Details

Walnut Creek Middle School

5901 Sterrettania Rd, Fairview, PA 16415
(814) 835-5700
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 559 students 23 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
80%
77%
85%
75%
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
  • Millcreek Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
87%
80%
91%
85%
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
  • Millcreek Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
84%
76%
97%
90%
80%
81%
74%
60%
96%
87%
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
  • Millcreek Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walnut Creek Middle School is a public middle school in Millcreek Township. The principal of Walnut Creek Middle School is Mrs Darcie Moseley. 559 children attend Walnut Creek Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the 559 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walnut Creek Middle School is 23:1. Westlake Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attend WCMS and I think that this school is one of the best schools in PA! The staff here is so friendly and they teach and explain well. The teachers know what they are talking about and if your child decides to go to WCMS and they are confused about anything the teacher is talking about make sure they ask the teacher and question these great teachers. Not to mention the school pride here is just out of this world and everybody is so involved in sports and extra activities. WCMS has great test scores on the PSSA's which is a state assessment . In fact Walnut Creek took 2nd in the state for the higest scores on the PSSA's. The PSSA's will test you on multiple subjects such as Math Reading Science and Writing ( Science and Writing are only taken in 8th grade) So what ever needs or qualities you are looking for I'm sure Walnut Creek has it!!!!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am currently a student enrolled at Walnut Creek and I think that this is an awesome school. There is ZERO tolerance for bullying and nastyness. I am actually pretty new here but I still like it. The kids are all nice and everything. So I would recommend your child to be enrolled here! -Madison Kennedy 7th Grade

  • (4 years ago)

    Walnut Creek is an OUTSTANDING example of what a middle school should be! The administration is exceptional! Students and families of this school deserve to be proud of their efforts. I feel very fortunate to be a teacher in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is very accessible at this school. The main complaint I have is the three grades are divided up into two teams and there are many differences in the teams in each grade.Some teams are alot harder on the students and give alot of busy work and a team in the same grade has totally different expectations. My son in 7th had a ton more homework and harder tests than his peers on the opposite team and that becomes frustrating for the sudent. Also one particular team in 7th grade has extremely punitive policies. If you forget something in your locker you get a zero on the assignment even if you did it. One mistake can lower their grade by a full letter. These policies lower the student's self-esteem and cause them to totally not like school. One strike your out!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is in 8th grade at WCMS and she loves it! The kids teachers and the general feel of the school are fantastic!

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