School Details

South Scranton Intrmd School

355 Maple St, Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 348-3631
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 534 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

52%
64%
77%
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56%
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
  • Scranton School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
65%
80%
58%
66%
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
  • Scranton School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
60%
76%
66%
70%
80%
42%
40%
60%
80%
82%
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
  • Scranton School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Scranton Intrmd School is a public middle school in Scranton. The principal of South Scranton Intrmd School is Mrs Barbara Dixon. 534 children attend South Scranton Intrmd School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 69% of the 534 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Scranton Intrmd School is 12:1. St Stanislaus Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 62%
Hispanic 24% 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    South Scranton Intermediate School Scranton PA 18505--I think school is one of the best middle schools in Scranton. My daughter is just starting out in this school and she loves it. She loves the fact they can switch classes and have different teachers for different classes. The way they can improve in their scheduling of classes not so far from each other b/c as I followed my daughter's schedule on back to school night I now understand why she she is late for wood shop coming from gym class!!! Gym class being down 3 hallways and then 4 sets of stairs to make it to the basemen in one minute and 30 seconds. I wasn't the only teacher who arrived huffing and puffing by the time the bell rang and we were 5-10 minutes late. Just saying maybe schedule some classes near each other b/c this was a very difficult task. thank you Marilou Talarico

  • (4 years ago)

    south is a good school but not a great school. the teachers could be better like when there was aa asembilly an and only a few of the students mis behaved. but of course the teachers blamed all of the students. but it was not all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love S.S Intermediate because this school has brought out the love of learning in my grandson. He is Special Needs but in the year he has attended this school and been treated as a 'main stream' kid he has blossomed. The teachers are wonderful guidance counselors superb and the Principal V. Principal and office personnel are wonderful as well. The nurses also! I sure hope they win!

  • (5 years ago)

    i have been going to this school for 1 1/2 years and i love it. the teachers are great very encouraging the food is good great field trips mostly good kids etc. some of the rules are a little too over baring but the most rules are fine. South Scranton Intermediate is also very safe and very protective.

  • (5 years ago)

    great school but verry old they do alot of state testing anthony rabbito

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is an 8th grade student at this scool. She actually looks forward to going everyday and doesn't want to miss any time. She likes almost all of her teachers. there are always some teachers who aren't liked. No problems with South Intermediate.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is not a great choice for any student. I reccomend Pa Cyber. This school does not deal with bully issues well and let them slide.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm an eighth grade student at South Intermediate and my experiences at this school over the past 3 years have been nothing but great. The teachers are very involved and very supporting and they make getting up in the morning a little less of a hassle.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am the parent of an eighth grader and have had nothing but good experiences so far. Both pricipal and vice are very hands-on with order and dicipline yet are very kind and fair. Academically my son has done just fine. As a whole all of his teachers have been g reat.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am the school resource officer at the school and I think it is a fantastic school and very safe school. I am also the parent of a student at the school and I love the school

  • (11 years ago)

    I think it is a great school and it has a great staff. The principal is nice and kind but will use disipline when he needs to.

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(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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