School Details

Pennridge South Middle School

Fifth and Cedar Streets, Perkasie, PA 18944
(215) 257-0467
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 481 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

92%
88%
77%
85%
81%
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
  • Pennridge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
89%
80%
83%
88%
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
  • Pennridge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
76%
93%
95%
80%
79%
80%
60%
77%
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
  • Pennridge School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pennridge South Middle School is a public middle school in Sellersville. The principal of Pennridge South Middle School is Mrs Felicia McAllister. 481 students go to Pennridge South Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 30% of the 481 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pennridge South Middle School is 11:1. St Agnes-Sacred Heart School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 0.8% 3%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is not having a great experience at South. The staff does little when harassment is reported and my child was singled out and harassed repeatedly by staff and admin over refusal of math support services in lieu of a private tutor. At this writing they are focused more on how well the students "perform" -(I am quoting one teacher's words) and not enough on how well they learn. We find the atmosphere to be a very stressful chaotic one-and the students are belligerent and defensive. We have found that the creative arts departments are decent-for all the cuts in funding-but my child is looking forward to HS-hoping we will have a better overall atmosphere and learning experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is absolutely everything you need and well beyond! Coming from a student's perspective sometimes is questionable but please trust me! This school has one of the best athletic music and drama departments in Pennsylvania. I am going into the 8th grade this year and for once I am so excited! All of the teachers that I have had so far are very willing to push you to your absolute highest to where you can succeed. It is the smallest and oldest school out of all 3 Pennridge Middle Schools and the all compete to be the best but the obvious winner is Pennridge South Middle School. you will never EVER find any form of harassment or bullying because we have a program called SAP which is well beyond the simple guidance counselor. Also this school has two very strong and inspirational principals that hold the entire school together.This school also inspired me to love science and to be a doctor. I recommend this school to any looking for a great academic motivational trust-worthy clean helpful musical environment for their child. I would most definately rate South Middle School 10 stars if I could! Thank you South Middle School for everything you have taught me! WOO!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a student at South and it has been a great experience so far. This is the smallest & oldest middle school but the class sizes are great the school is cool looking inside- they've kept a lot of the 80 year old details and being an old house person I love it- and my daughter is happy there loves her fellow students and her teachers. Being a smaller school does have advantages! I have been so impressed with her teachers' willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to their students. We're very happy to send our kids there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had four children go through South Middle School with the last one in 8th grade now. It is a great school with great programs and also great school spirit.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school! It's a great school! i love the school spirit everyone has and when it comes to Competitions with Central school spirit goes all the way!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends PSMS and she has done very well. We love the school and my daughter is a gifted student with distinguished honors and has achieved top awards in sports. SOuth is a combination of friendly atmosphere without financial rivalry found in schools in more affluent areas

  • (8 years ago)

    My 3 sons were & are South Middle School students & I am very pleased with the care & consideration given to each child's particular needs.

  • (11 years ago)

    MY stepdaughter attends this school and she has nothing but good things to say about South Middle School . The teachers and principal are easy to talk to and keep you informed .

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