School Details

Holland Middle School

400 East Holland Rd, Holland, PA 18966
(215) 944-2700
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 583 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
94%
80%
95%
93%
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
  • Council Rock School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
91%
76%
96%
95%
80%
75%
79%
60%
90%
89%
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

Holland Middle School is a public middle school in Northampton Township. The principal of Holland Middle School is Mr Michael Lecker. 583 children attend Holland Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the 583 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holland Middle School is 15:1. St Bede The Venerable School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 90%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 7% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Test scores are high but being a student here is miserable...believe me i know...i go here. The other lids treat each other terribly. The teachers just don't care. Don't get fooled this place is more like a prison full of wild kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    My brother is constant victim of bullying in this school and I have gone to the school even talked to the principal and vice principal about the how serious it was becoming. They told me nothing could be done because they did not know who was destroying his property during his PE class. YOU CAN QUESTION THE WHOLE CLASS WHO DID IT! To simply say nothing can be done when someone in his class destroyed his personal belongings is unacceptable! Last yr my sister was also in this school when someone stole her phone. I went to the administration office. What they told me shocked me! This woman in the office told me "well ill see if anything can be done. I don't think our school cop can help you." When I asked the lady where on Earth was I suppose to get assistance she then saw I meant business "okay ill get the cop" she said. He heard her story and told me afterwards that he believed this was caused of "girl drama and my sister was at fault". He offered no help in getting the phone back. I instead got assistance from another lady working in the office. I understand kids will be kids and they will act very rude but the administration is not implementing disciplinary measures. horrible!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is unruly and full of spoiled brats and teachers who are old in years and ideas. There is little creativity in the classroom and the style in which the school is run. We transferred in last year knowing our son was only going to be here for one year before moving onto high school. What we found were unkind kids I'll prepared teachers and unprofessional administrators. I am glad the year is over!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the Junior High that I attended many MANY years ago. It was great then and we (husband and I) moved back into Holland so our kids could attend there as well. As far as the negative review judging a school poorly because of how spoiled the children are (or seem to be) is neither helpful nor is it an issue with the school. The education there was top-notch. Childrens behaviors are a product of parenting (by THEIR parents not THERE parents); this is a well-to-do area and I do not doubt that there are MANY spoiled kids and parents alike but if you are looking for a school with outstanding performance and high expectations this is it.

  • (3 years ago)

    Just a great school all around. The students my daughter is in class with are nice kids that's what's important to me.

  • (3 years ago)

    I just completed my two years at HMS and I can honestly say I'm prepared for high school. All of my teachers were wonderful and incredibly innovative. Yes some were more strict than others but I always enjoyed learning. Everyone is extremely supportive and genuinely happy when you do well. Most of the teachers are very helpful and go out of the way to make sure you understand the lessons. Everything about the experience was great.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is completing her 2 years of work at HMS. For the most part we have found the experience OK. The biggest downside is the inconsistency in teaching. Most are good but some seem to be making too much money to retire. A few need to soon.

  • (11 years ago)

    Shocking at the lack of responsibility the teachers and leadership <?> of this school accept. Students AND parents are disrespected.

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