Schuylkill Valley Middle School

114 Ontelaunee Dr, Leesport, PA 19533
(610) 926-7111
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 617 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
82%
73%
79%
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65%
76%
76%
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
  • Schuylkill Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
77%
77%
77%
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
  • Schuylkill Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
80%
80%
80%
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
  • Schuylkill Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
76%
90%
90%
80%
74%
74%
60%
92%
92%
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
  • Schuylkill Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Schuylkill Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Centerport. The principal of Schuylkill Valley Middle School is Mr Michael Mitchell. 617 students attend Schuylkill Valley Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the 617 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Schuylkill Valley Middle School is 14:1. Kidspeace Advances Program School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 89%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Multiracial 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are great but the one principal is terrible at taking sides of students that he knew and there parents. He will not always believe what your kids says because of him knowing the other kid better he believed her cause he was friends with her parents. After all of that he wouldn't believe a word my kid was saying cause he wanted to take the other girls side in the whole fight. Also this school has a ton of bullying here mostly on Facebook and the internet and they try to take it into there own hands when it's happening outside of school. My kid comes home saying she wants to move cause she gets talked bad about her at school and she doesn't like the principal she believe he treats her unfairly. I would not go to this school if i were you.

  • (2 years ago)

    Last year my son had nothing but issues mostly stemming from bullying by the girls then he was in trouble when he exploded. We tried to work with the school had him in counseling put him on a behavior plan for him to "earn" back privileges work with him to help him make better choices etc. He was constantly spinning his wheels feeling worse and worse about himself and the intense hatred he developed for the principal was very disturbing. There was even an incident where my son claims that the principal called him swear names behind closed doors of course the principal denied saying "that is absurd." We have decided to send our son to private school for the remainder middle school years and the change (and space the summer provided) has already made a huge and positive difference in his attitude. We also have a daughter who started 5th grade this year and on day 1 the principal managed to single out another child (a kid who was never in trouble before) during a meeting with the new 5th graders. He yelled a this child demanded he leave the room and go to the office all for forgetting to cover his mouth when he yawned. The kids are now scared SICK to go to school. UGH!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year in the school and the experience has been amazing. She is so happy and comfortable with the school environment and I am more than satisfied with the programs that are offered to the students. I recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school with great teachers. Some parents are just lazy and they don't keep their kids on track. If your child can follow the rules and do homework they will excel!

  • (8 years ago)

    this middle school is excellent. The teacher are fantastic. Thankfully they push the kids to do their best. Detention isn't a problem as long as your child follows the rules.

  • (10 years ago)

    It's a very good school contrary to the last comment. You only get detentions for 3 missed homework assignments. I've been to a few different schools and Schuylkill Valley is definitely the best. As a former student of the school I Highly recommend it. I had some of the best moments of my life in that school.

  • (11 years ago)

    The middle school treats the children like dirt. They are harder on the 6th graders than they are on the high school kids. I have a high schooler now and am so glad they are out of that middle school! Also the 6th graders get detention for missed homework but the 7th -12th graders don't.

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