School Details

Northampton Middle School

1617 Laubach Ave, Northampton, PA 18067
(610) 262-7817
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 842 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

89%
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80%
82%
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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
  • Northampton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
76%
81%
80%
80%
62%
61%
60%
68%
68%
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
  • Northampton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northampton Middle School is a public middle school in Northampton. The principal of Northampton Middle School is Mrs Patrice Turner. 842 students attend Northampton Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the 842 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northampton Middle School is 12:1. Good Shepherd Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the team concept. Makes for a great transition from elementary school. All teams are not equal however. My older son was on an awesome team that actually worked together AS A TEAM. My younger son has a team that does not seem to interact. He has one teacher that bullies and is degrading to the students namely the boys! She seems to thrive on humiliating the children and is generally nasty. My son is a high honors student and he is not direspectful. I have only even gotten glowing reports from his teachers however I get sick when I hear how this woman treats the students. you's better believe that the principal is going to get an earful on the last day of school. Never encountered a teacher like this! Aside from that issue the school is adequate team concept excellent.

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