Philipsburg-osceola Area Middle School

  • Philipsburg-osceola Area Middle School serves 528 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (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 50% (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 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Philipsburg-osceola Area Middle School's student population of 528 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students528 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Philipsburg-osceola Area Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Philipsburg-osceola Area Middle School is 0.04, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#2219 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Black
2%
15%
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White
98%
66%
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Diversity Score0.04n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhilipsburg-Osceola Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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The last year I attended school here was when I was in 5th grade. Not many friends my age at all, the teachers I had were nice for the most part, it had only really been the substitute teachers that would tell you to go play with the other children, that they didn't want bothered with you. I stopped attending this school, not because of a lack of friends, but because of the change in curriculum, the math program had changed when I was in 4th grade, to a different program (which shall remain nameless). This program continued until the year I had changed over to a different school. My peers were a mixed bag when it came down to whether they were nice or not. I was going there when, if you dressed in black you were a goth, and if you listened to anything other than pop music (I.E. Disney music) and chose to have punk rock or metal on your iPod, no one would want bothered with you. Many of the girls I had been in school with had also been the kind where they always wanted to get into a fight with you because you were different. I had been your average, run of the mill, female student, nothing too special other than my interest didn't include listening to Hannah Montana or playing with barbies, but instead included listening to Green Day or Pantera and playing music. All things considered, I wouldn't recommend sending a kid to this school. I have been home/cyber schooled now for four years, and it has been much better. I am back up to the straight A's in school that I had been prior to the curriculum change at PO.
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