School Details

Pottstown Middle School

600 North Franklin St, Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 970-6665
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 603 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

58%
57%
77%
43%
43%
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
  • Pottstown School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
61%
80%
55%
55%
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
  • Pottstown School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
72%
76%
67%
67%
80%
56%
55%
60%
69%
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
  • Pottstown School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pottstown Middle School is a public middle school in Pottstown. The principal of Pottstown Middle School is Mrs Gail Cooper. 603 students go to Pottstown Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 69% of the 603 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pottstown Middle School is 11:1. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 47%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We are happy to continue our son's public school education at the Pottstown Middle School. The teachers have high standards and expect a lot of the kids. Any concerns have been addressed by the teachers and/or principal immediately. The music program is exceptional. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities available to the students - our son especially enjoyed the Environmental Science Club. The 21st Century grant offers after school programming to kids that need homework help and also some fun classes like cooking votech or drama. We are thrilled with the school so far and the entire public school system in Pottstown.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pottstown Middle School is a great neighborhood school with teachers that truly care about their students and their student's families.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids love this school. It's challenging and racially diverse with very committed teachers. Music program is phenomenal too.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughters transferred into Pottstown from St. Aloysius two years ago. The teachers and administrators are positive and provide an excellent education. I have been particularly impressed with the Principal. I had concerns about my daughters' placements and she listened and responded to my concerns. I appreciate the efforts of the teachers and staff in challenging the students to give their best.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a Pottstown Grad and Pottstown is different from some of the other local schools. Pottstown is a melting pot. The students meet people with different backgrounds. We are in a global world it certainly doesn't hurt to experience that diversity early in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a daughter at the Pottstown Middle School as well as Rupert Elementary and I happen to be very happy with both of these schools & my children's education and experience here! I would prefer with the high cost of taxes I pay that it would include busing and the cost of the required uniforms. But the teachers and faculty themselves do an outstanding job & genuinely seem to care about the children and their success! The small town feel and my elementary school being within walking distance was the main factor in my purchasing the home I did here! Keep up the great work Pottstown School District!

  • (5 years ago)

    Unfortunately Pottstown suffers from a poor reputation which is baseless. My now grown daughter attended Lincoln for one year and it was a great experience for her. I now have a Foster Child attending the MS and I am so thankful for his teachers going above and beyond the call of duty every day to help him succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Pottstown when my child was in middle school. I worried so much about the move but I was pleasantly surprised by the school. The principle met us before the school year ( we didnt get to do the orientation) and gave us a tour and introduced us to some of the staff. When my child had any issues the teachers were very quick to respond to either my phone calls letters or more often emails.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that the school is very good at educating the students. I myself is a student at Pottstown Middle School.But they treat you like you have no freedom. Lots of my friends parents and also mine feel that it is more like Military School than a public school. I am a honor roll student and feel that it is important to learn as best you can. The disipline area of the scool is very strict. The things I and other student feel that forgetting your ID and gettin detention for it is a stupid disipline. I mean of course the students shouldnt forget there ID but one time and they get a detention that is dumb. I mean they trying to teach student to be responsible but the truth is that sometimes you forget to do stuff. That is basically the major problem in the school Students feel no freedom.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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