School Details

Amy at Martin

3380 Richmond St, Philadelphia, PA 18134
(215) 291-4172
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 396 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

54%
52%
77%
53%
42%
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
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
56%
80%
70%
52%
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
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
52%
76%
79%
58%
80%
43%
24%
60%
58%
48%
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
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Amy at Martin is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Amy at Martin is Ms Sonia Rodriguez Perez. 396 students go to Amy at Martin and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 99% of the 396 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Amy at Martin is 17:1. Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 13%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 25% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 61%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    THIS A GREAT SCHOOL BETTER THEN EVERY SCHOOL IN PENNSYLVANIA. YOU WILL HAVE THE BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPIERIENCE THERE YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF WITH A GREAT AMY FAMILY.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a reccent graduate of A.M.Y. (Class of 2009!) and I greatly enjoyed this school. The teachers I've had for the past 3 years have been amazingly helpful and inspiring. As for the students I'll admitt some may get out of hand but the school has a good way of dealing with these issues. I've met many wonderful friends throughout my years here and have grown a friendship with them that i will never lose. This school has given me the learning i need to attend Central HIghschool this coming school year. I'm happy my parents allowed me to attend such a school and hope to visit the school as much as possible. As my one friend would repeditly say 'A.M.Y. isn't just a school it's one big family you will grow attatched to and never want to leave.' I'll miss all the teachers and other A.M.Y staff..

  • (7 years ago)

    Amy can be a good school depending on the child attending. My daughter entered as an A student and her last year left as a D student. She became friendly with the wrong crowed and went down hill from there. Dennis the counselor is amazingly in tune with the kids and is an asset to this school. However Amy is no different than a regular public school you still have the bad kids attending and doing drugs cutting and fighting. Most of her teachers called home to inform me of her progress and offer suggestions on her new behavior. If your child is not a leader this is not the school for him or her. The Sacks family

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm going to miss this school never have i encountered such a caring environment towards students and respect from students to teachers. So yes I hope to find another caring environment for my daughter. Thank you all at Amy for every thing you've done for us.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to this school when I was a kid well I guess I still am a kid but I went in from my neighborhood school from witch I didn t learn allot. I was bad at everything important math righting and history but the teachers helped me to improve my ability and when I left AMY I from an F student at an A- student. I don t know just how to thank this school and its dedicated teachers but maybe graduating collage will help to prove what this school did for me. Also through this school I have maybe friends that are going to be with me all my life.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended AMY for 3 years. She went into that school an A student and left there barely passing. I was told when she was in 5th grade that it was an 'accelerated' 'magnet' school that you had to test in just to attend. After just 1 year there I could see the effect the other students were having on her. This middle school was no different than other Philadelphia Public Middle schools. It still encountered the same problems that we were trying to protect her from. Many of the teachers seemed to have trouble just keeping order in the classroom so teaching became secondary. I was very unhappy that we decided to send her there. We are done with Philadephia Public Schools and are putting our children's education in the hands of the Parochial School System in Philadelphia.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this is a great school that helps kids get excited about learning. The teachers are great and always willing to help the students. The school councilor is the best of any school my children have ever been in.

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