957 Hammon Ave
Ephrata, PA 17522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ephrata Middle School serves 688 students in grades 7-8.
Ephrata Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 688 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ephrata Middle School's student population of 688 students has declined by 47% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 43% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
688 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Ephrata Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ephrata Middle School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1840 out of 2549 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
12%
13%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
79%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).

How many students attend Ephrata Middle School?

688 students attend Ephrata Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

79% of Ephrata Middle School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ephrata Middle School?

Ephrata Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.

What grades does Ephrata Middle School offer ?

Ephrata Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Ephrata Middle School part of?

Ephrata Middle School is part of Ephrata Area School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 688 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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