Pottstown Middle School

600 N Franklin St
Pottstown, PA 19464
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Pottstown Middle School serves 935 students in grades 5-8.
Pottstown 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Pottstown Middle School's student population of 935 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students935 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

Pottstown Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Pottstown Middle School is 0.72, which is more 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
#2430 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
15%
11%
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Black
37%
15%
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White
34%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePottstown School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pottstown Middle School is Pottstown Senior High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pottsgrove Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pottstown Pottstown Senior High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 828 students
    0.2 miles
    750 N Washington St
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610) 970-6700
    0.2 9-12 828
  • Pottstown Franklin Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 357 students
    0.5 miles
    970 N Franklin St
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610) 970-6641
    0.5 PK-4 357
  • Pottstown Lincoln Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 339 students
    0.6 miles
    461 N York St
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610) 970-6646
    0.6 PK-4 339
  • Pottstown Pottsgrove Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 737 students
    1.1 miles
    1351 North Hanover Street
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610) 326-8243
    1.1 6-8 737
  • Pottstown Pottsgrove Senior High School Math: 60% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,001 student
    1.2 miles
    1345 Kauffman Rd
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    (610) 326-5105
    1.2 9-12 1,001

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