School Details

Newtown Middle School

116 Richboro Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 944-2600
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 883 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Council Rock School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Council Rock School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Newtown Middle School is a public middle school in Newtown Township. The principal of Newtown Middle School is Mr Richard Hollahan. 883 students attend Newtown Middle School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the 883 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Newtown Middle School is 15:1. Holland Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 88% 90%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    this school is the WORST!!!! being a student.... the cafeteria aide just yells at students and he repeats stuff over and over and over again until it gets annoying. i think that the classes are AWESOME! But the female and male locker rooms for gyms are small smells like AXE and is just GROSS!!!!!!! this my last year at NMS and i can't wait to leave!

  • (1 year ago)

    NMS is so far as I can see excellent. Teachers who are never to busy to answer your questions. My son is new and has some learning support classes as well as inclusion for autism and couln't be happier with keeping in touch with teachers to plan my sons needs. I have met all teachers at Back to school night and they as well as students assisting were polite and friendly. Kudo's to Mrs. Ashe and assistant who are truly caring. I also love fact that kids have alot more PE activity such as biking in Tyler state park in fall( which they accomodated and let my son bring in a specialty cruiser bike) and inline skating in winter not just weekly but 5 days total every 2 weeks! I am a firm believer exercize strengthens brain. I am pleased so far! Best move I made and my kids were already in a great charter school in Philly. Very fortunate to be able to live in Richboro. Worth the taxes! Colleen and Jim Drew Richboro

  • (3 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools... if you want your child to be harassed.

  • (3 years ago)

    My rating is based on the quality of the teachers. They are the best paid in the state of Pennsylvania. They ought to act like it. Many of the teachers make no effort to help the students beyond their scheduled "clinic" time which is usually only two days a week after school. The teachers generally expect the kids to regurgitate volumes of information without making the classes fun or even interesting. One science teacher and one english teacher did in fact make their classes fun and my kids actually looked forward to those classes. Most other classes they dreaded. One child suffered through a social studies teacher that consistenly lost students papers/quizzes etc. The teacher made my child retake a quiz 4 times because she kept misplacing it. Seems to me these teachers should have a higher level of performance based on their pay levels.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is one more block in the excellent educational infrastructure that exists in Newtown. Teachers here are all proficient and are led by a competent team of Principal and Assistant Principal. Students are given every chance to succeed as evidenced by the after-school clinics offered after school in practically every subject. In addition to the usual sports and clubs the school hosts a couple of dances each year as well as one evening that features the musical talents of students. Since Newtown Middle School is comprised only of 7th and 8th graders (it used to include 9th grade also) it is a manageable student body. The students seem to work cooperatively and amicably among themselves and overall student conflicts are minimal or non-existent.

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