Penn Wood Middle School

  • Penn Wood Middle School serves 723 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 27% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Penn Wood Middle School's student population of 723 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students723 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penn Wood Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Penn Wood Middle School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2596 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
92%
15%
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White
3%
66%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penn Wood Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.150.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Penn Wood Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliam Penn SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  
I am a student, and have to say that the teachers do a great job at teaching (with a few exceptions..) and the staff and all are pretty good. It's mostly the students that make the school of lower quality. Most of them are bad behavior-wise, and aren't very bright despite receiving good-quality learning. I am in the Advanced route, so luckily I don't experience most of the bad people except in specials, where learning level obviously doesn't matter. A lot of the students are still really nice though. I never experienced bullying really.. if you avoid the bad students you'll be fine. I kind of feel bad that my school gets trashed a lot. Just get good grades, try to avoid bad students as best as possible (which is pretty easy being advanced; most advanced kids are nice) and you'll be fine. Oh and there's "semi-advanced" classes or just the smart people as well it seems. It's pretty easy to get there at least if you're not at a gifted level and these people are nice too. Someone won't punch you in the face for no reason, I promise lol. All in all try giving it a go. The school isn't the prettiest school I can admit ^^ but the staff really tries to bring in fun activities and more.
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