School Details

Eisenhower Middle School

1601 Markley St, Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-8720
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 537 students 10 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
55%
73%
34%
39%
65%
47%
38%
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
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
70%
77%
40%
46%
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
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
73%
80%
60%
60%
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
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
74%
76%
61%
69%
80%
23%
37%
60%
62%
57%
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
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Eisenhower Middle School is a public middle school in Norristown. The principal of Eisenhower Middle School is Ms Nicole Poncheri. 537 students go to Eisenhower Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 80% of the 537 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Eisenhower Middle School is 10:1. St. Titus Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 48%
Hispanic 24% 21%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 16% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    i believe the teachers go far and beyond teaching the children in school.my daughter is doing fantastic in school and that shows my her mid grade marks.there is a open line of communication with the teachers and they respond back to any comments you make if you feel something is not right.i would never say to anyone dont send your kids to norristown school because i feel they are doing a excellent job with the students.they ca improve on some hings but its only a matter of time and committment.

  • (3 years ago)

    Eisenhower has come a long way. From the administration to the teachers all the way down to the students. I love the uniform policy. It is not only cheaper for me but all the students look great and their behavior has benefitted from them. The administration is wonderful. You can call them at any time they are walking around the neighborhood during dismissal and has made a positive climate that is visible when you walk in. My son loves the school and my daughter graduated last year and is always going back to visit the staff and administration....I believe that if you think the school is so bad you should stop by and visit....It will change your mind!

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is horrible! the NASD brought in a new principal who is clueless as to how to educate young minds. she thinks that 'uniforms' = quality education. each year that my children have attended this school the administrative staff has gone from bad to worse. also the education would be ok if the other students weren't permitted to bully disrespect and torment the school environment. it's a shame because this is our only neighborhood school and with all the catholic schools closing this is our only choice.

  • (5 years ago)

    I used to go to this school. The teachers can care less about the students. There is no dicipline here and the other students are rude. I used to hate going to school everyday. I felt really unsafe and was not learning anything. The students really don't care for a good education and will often make smart remarks to the teachers who do nothing about this. Avoid this school! I now go to a catholic school with a much higher quality education and teachers who actually take the time for me and care.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that the teachers at EMS are doing a great job. My son has had a hard time this year and every teacher contacted me to alarm me of his grades and behavior. I am happy to know that someone cares about his future. I went to the school to have a conference and all of his teachers were there to reinforce learning to him. I appriciate all of there efforts and support as I know my son has a great chance of becoming what he can be. Thank you Rhonda Andrews

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