School Details

Northern Lehigh Middle School

600 Diamond St, Slatington, PA 18080
(610) 767-9812
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 273 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
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74%
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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
  • Northern Lehigh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
76%
68%
67%
80%
60%
59%
60%
78%
77%
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
  • Northern Lehigh School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northern Lehigh Middle School is a public middle school in Slatington. The principal of Northern Lehigh Middle School is Mrs Jill Chamberlain. 273 students go to Northern Lehigh Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 273 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northern Lehigh Middle School is 11:1. Palmerton Area Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 88%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I find nothing wrong with our school. We could use teachers who care a little bit more but other than that our shool is a wonderful school

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student at this school and I must say it stinks! two of the teachers I have hate me! I never have fun at school the clubs stink. Our explorer classes are rotten. Don't get me started about the food. We get our food and its cold! the ladies don't wear hairnets. Sometimes we find hair in our soup! Bullying is a big problem. Teachers don't do anything about it! I wish I didn't have to go to this school. But I do and it is horrble!

  • (11 years ago)

    Hello I am a student that is going into my first year of High School at Northern Lehigh. I would just like to say that I love going to this school. Even though we don't have that much money we acomplish so much and make sure there is enough supplies and student's help. I have become very succesful over these 9 years of my life in Northern Lehigh. The teachers are the best you could ever find. I have found that they were extremly helpful to me. And right now I am helping one of the teachers in Peter's Elementry because I loved that school so much and wanted to help it become better. See this is why I love going to this school.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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