School Details

Northwest Middle School

1000 North Front St, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 371-5772
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 687 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

66%
62%
80%
53%
50%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
61%
76%
53%
55%
80%
19%
24%
60%
24%
33%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northwest Middle School is a public middle school in Reading. The principal of Northwest Middle School is Mr Dennis Campbell. 687 children attend Northwest Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 94% of the 687 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northwest Middle School is 12:1. Gateway School For Intl. Business And World Langua is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 76% 77%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 10%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 90%

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