Colonial Middle School

716 Belvoir Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Colonial Middle School serves 1,051 students in grades 6-8.
Colonial Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Colonial Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Colonial Middle School's student population of 1,051 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,051 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

Colonial Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Colonial Middle School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#756 out of 2820 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
9%
15%
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White
74%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.440.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColonial School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Colonial Middle School is Central Montco Technical High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eisenhower Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plymouth Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Plymouth Meeting Central Montco Technical High School Vocational School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.4 miles
    821 Plymouth Road
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    (610) 277-2301
    0.4 9-12 n/a
  • Plymouth Meeting Plymouth Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-3 | 563 students
    1.0 miles
    542 Plymouth Rd
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    (610) 825-8190
    1 K-3 563
  • Norristown Cole Manor Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 460 students
    1.2 miles
    2350 Springview Rd
    Norristown, PA 19401
    (610) 275-5525
    1.2 K-4 460
  • Norristown Hancock Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-4 | 391 students
    1.2 miles
    Arch & Summit Streets
    Norristown, PA 19401
    (610) 275-5522
    1.2 1-4 391
  • Norristown Ray S. Musselman Learning Center
    Grades: K | 247 students
    1.2 miles
    1020 Sandy Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    (484) 270-2140
    1.2 K 247

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