School Details

Shaw Anna H Middle School

5400 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 727-2161
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 239 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

46%
56%
80%
36%
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

35%
52%
76%
35%
58%
80%
9%
24%
60%
13%
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

Shaw Anna H Middle School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Shaw Anna H Middle School is Mr Kwand Lang. 239 students go to Shaw Anna H Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 99% of the 239 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Shaw Anna H Middle School is 12:1. Hardy Williams Academy Cs is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 61%
Hispanic 0.8% 17%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian 0.4% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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

  • (5 years ago)

    The school appears reluctant to exercise serious control over rampaging student behavior. I even on one occassion saw the Principal smiling at the antics of one student while trying to correct misbehavior. Security tends to be avoidant. One officer said ' It doesn't matter WHAT they do in there. Just don't let them out into the hall!' Student do not show concern for grades or threats of disciplinary action.

  • (9 years ago)

    I like what the team of teachers are doing to improve the school. They made AYP in 2004 I expect them to make it again.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son just started at Shaw Middle School. I know the principal will work with him. He was a good teacher and and vice principal was transfered to Shaw and expect him to be a good principal.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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