School Details

Quaker Valley Middle School

618 Harbaugh Street, Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 749-5079
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 477 students 12 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
91%
77%
89%
89%
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
  • Quaker Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
97%
80%
95%
95%
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
  • Quaker Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
76%
95%
95%
80%
76%
76%
60%
86%
86%
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
  • Quaker Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Quaker Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Sewickley. The principal of Quaker Valley Middle School is Dr Kenneth Powell. 477 students go to Quaker Valley Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 13% of the 477 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Quaker Valley Middle School is 12:1. Rhema Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Great academics great teachers counselors and principal. Each kid has his/her own laptop during the day.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! All the teachers are really nice and pretty funny I didn't have grades like these in my old school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved it! The teachers are very nice and helpful. The school has great tests scores in everything. The school is very fun and i'm glad i went!

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow! What a wonderful school. My 6th grader loves it there and the teachers are committed engaging and wonderful at communicating with parents. The school uses the PowerSchool system so that parents can arrange to receive daily or weekly emails to see theirs child's scores on all tests quizzes a ndassignments. I am extremely happy wit the school. Plus bu son has own Apple laptop to use at school. Amazing!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love going to Quaker Valley Middle School. We learn a lot there ad all of the kids are so much fun to be with. Everyone is friendly and I have like 20 close friends to hang out with. The teachers are top notch and have really interesting ways of teaching. In QV it's cool to be smart all cool people in school are smart i got a 4.25 and i socialize that's how good the teachers are.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am the grandparent of two Middle School students. I am also a semi-retired teacher in a private school. I am so very thrilled with the quality of education that my grandchildren are receiving especially the I.B. program and the music opportunities. The standards and quality of teaching exceeds all of my high expectations for my favorite people in the world. Thank You QVMS.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel fortunate to have attended QVSD. The quality education students receive is far superior to the vast majority of other public schools around the country.

  • (9 years ago)

    An amazing place...the laptops were wonderful and the teachers collaborate to give the students an enriching education and attitudes supporting lifelong learning. The children take pride in the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    All three of my children have gone to this middle school. The academics are top notch especially math science and English. They have an active music dept.including drama choir band and orchestra. They offer many sports. It is a small school and most classes have about 20 students. Each grade has about 130-180 students. Our school district has won many awards. The high school suppies each student with a laptop. A down side is that there is no air conditioning and limited parking.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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