School Details

Neshannock Memorial El School

3832 Mitchell Rd, New Castle, PA 16105
(724) 652-8709
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 717 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

90%
90%
80%
85%
85%
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
  • Neshannock Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
96%
83%
81%
81%
72%
93%
93%
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
  • Neshannock Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
73%
87%
87%
65%
87%
87%
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
  • Neshannock Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
77%
86%
86%
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
  • Neshannock Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Neshannock Memorial El School is a public middle school in New Castle. The principal of Neshannock Memorial El School is Matthew Heasley. 717 students go to Neshannock Memorial El School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 19% of the 717 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Neshannock Memorial El School is 16:1. Ligo School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
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 19% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I am shocked by the amount of incidents of verbal and physical bullying at the Elementary and the JR-SR High Schools. The Elementary Guidance Counselor does everything she can to NOT address the issues. Situations are swept under the rug or the victims are blamed so that the school does not HAVE to abide by the state mandates re. bullying. Academics are not managed by the mainly ABSENT principal. The teachers lessons are all over the place and no one is on the same page. The Calibre of the school has absolutely lost is FORMERLY great reputation because of the administration.... the teachers will tell you the same. Most of the graduates with the exception of a very few go on to attend OPEN-ADMISSION colleges or low level state colleges or community 2 year programs. LOOK ELSEWHERE

  • (5 years ago)

    Our son attended NEMS for two months before we moved to eastern PA. He was in kindergarten. We prefer the half day program as opposed to the full day in most of the neighboring districts. The principal and teaching staff are very accessible and friendly. It is a great atmosphere and very welcoming. Our move to another district took us to a full day program and 40 minute ride on a full bus. His teacher is very formal and not as accessible. The curriculum for a kindergartener is comparable but more comfortable direction at Neshannock. Thanks Neshannock for a short positive experience for our young son!

  • (5 years ago)

    My Eldest Daughter attended and has gone on to graduate from the University of Pitt with High Honors and has secured employment immediately upon graduation. My 6 year old is going through the Elementary School at present and I have found absoloutely NO negative factors with regard to the cirriculum or staff. I reccommend It Very Highly. Being a Real Estate Professional I get more requests for this school district than any other in Lawrece County.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very strong academics..Good people skills..Overall love the school for my children

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