School Details

Crestwood Middle School

281 South Mountain Blvd, Mountaintop, PA 18707
(570) 474-6782
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 475 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
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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
  • Crestwood School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
76%
94%
94%
80%
79%
78%
60%
87%
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
  • Crestwood School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crestwood Middle School is a public middle school in Mountain Top. The principal of Crestwood Middle School is Mr Brian Baddick. 475 children attend Crestwood Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 15% of the 475 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Crestwood Middle School is 18:1. St Jude School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 92%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 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 15% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I would have to agree that sports is what make the school desirable but not so much the school as a whole. The teacher quality is decent and there are still a few who are not just working for a paycheck. But I do feel that the teachers do not have enough parent involvement and there are some teachers or staff members who still have the mind set of the 50's and 60"s as far as racial remarks are concerned.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school academics are good but there is no funding in the drama department. All the money is poured into the sports programs. The principal didn't give one cent to the middle school's last production because he claimed the school had ' No money'. They had the director write the show herself! Yet if the sport teams need something they get it with no problems. The chorus also could use more funding.

  • (9 years ago)

    There academic programs are so so. That's the only thing they have going for them. They do support or have any availability in the arts or in music. All they have are sports and unfortunately they invest all there money into a bad team. They have no parent involvement.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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