School Details

Schmucker Middle School

56045 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
(574) 259-5661
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 991 students 23 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

87%
89%
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92%
94%
82%
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86%
64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
88%
75%
91%
93%
78%
89%
86%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
92%
73%
94%
96%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
87%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Schmucker Middle School is a public middle school in Mishawaka. The principal of Schmucker Middle School is Mr. Sean Galiher. 991 students attend Schmucker Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Schmucker Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 29% of the 991 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Schmucker Middle School is 23:1. Queen of Peace School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 28%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has had a fantastic experience at Schmucker Middle School. The programs offered have been numerous and an excellent variety. Academic programs are at an appropriate level for each grade level. We have been very happy with our experience as of yet. Our child has been able to participate in the following programs as a 6th grade student Band Art Club Cross Country Math Counts Knowledge Masters Pon Pons Honor Roll Breakfast/Lunch. We are very satisfied with the amount of programs offered and the care that the administration and teachers have provided

  • (5 years ago)

    Yes schmucker is a great school for students yes the hallways are a bit confusing and this new block classes are difficult to but other then that i have lods of fun with friends and i love to go to sms games. they have loads of after school activites i know but other then that its an amazing school )

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very confusing on your first day and a big step up from elementary school trust me I know but I love this school all the same because it's such a thrill to have a sense of independance. And the gym is so big it's like three times as big as an elementary school gym.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love schmucker! it is a good school! yeah we all have our cliques but honestly does it matter we just give a 100% and do are best! yes the princepals are a little rough but its there job! i am a 7th grader and i have a teacher who has been really hard on me! and i learned alot> im ready too go too 8th grade. She is a really good teacher im glad that i got her. Our princepal is really good too. Yeah alot of us dont behave but we are surrounded by wonderful teachers too get through it! go spartans!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a student at schmucker and we do have our friends and teachers do yell. But one thing i can say is we learn something from it. It is a very good school. Im proud too be a spartan!

  • (5 years ago)

    Schmucker is a fine public school. I have two kids currently at Schmucker. The school offers many opportunities such as sports music and academic competitions. The teachers do yell. However it is a huge school and not all students are well behaved. Although many parents believe Discovery is the better middle school in our district I am very glad that my kids are at Schmucker.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the 2nd post teachers yell way too much and the Principle/Vice Principle are power abusers especially during lunch. It's nothing like that at Penn if we want to talk we talk there. At Schmucker if we talk its over with. At Penn we don't have teachers yell at us that its time to leave we go 3 mins before the bell and there's no fuss. The teachers abuse their power & ruin it for the students...do they expect that we won't leave or do they really just like to abuse power?

  • (6 years ago)

    Schmucker is a great school for us students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe schmucker is a great school in general but the students and teachers aren't very kind at all. The students have cliques and the teachers yell entirely too much. The teachers/coaches really use favoritism in sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    Schmucker is an outstanding middle school and the best school pride when help is needed the teachers give 100% of their attention even if it's to an individual student. I go there and it's my final year and I'm saddened to leave it because when you walk in you feel scared but then the teachers becaome your family and mine will get bigger since I will be going to penn next year

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