Penn Wood Middle School

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121 Summit St

Darby, PA 19023

(610) 586-1804

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Grades: 7 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 766

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Penn Wood Middle School

I find it funny how you cannot select 'student' as an option from which view you are writing this from. It is actually quite hilarious because a student would most likely give you the most accurate information on Penn Wood. I do not sugarcoat things, nor do I make a habit of placating people, so believe ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/15

Well, as a parent my belief is that the teachers in this school are doing very well and it behooves the students to use the opportunity afforded them to get the best result. If the state PSSA exam is a measurement, then the school has good potential. Thank God because through this school's curricula, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/08/13

My school is really great. Yeah there are better schools than Penn Wood a hundred times better, but there are also schools a hundred times worse. YES, we do learn. It's not a babysitting center although sometimes it feels like it. Occasionally you'll hear profanity in the hallways or a angry student ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/31/13

HORRIFYING!!!! There is no possible way a child can learn or be secure in this school. When I say that these students (about 90%) are out of control, I am being too kind. You would literally find better behavior in a prison. What are these parents and administrators doing with their time for God's sake?...surely, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/30/12

I have seen my share of schools, and I can tell you that if given the choice I would NEVER go back to Penn Wood. First, Penn Wood looks and feels more like a prison than an actual school - barred windows, high fences, and not the greatest location. The students are disrespectful and care nothing about ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/06/10

This school was a wonderful experience for me. Despite the location, I got a great education and was prepared for high school. The staff did an exellent job in making my middle school experience a great one.

Posted by a student on 04/19/10

I am an advance student of this school and I've been in this school district since 5 it's an ok school district. Not the best but not the worst. I'm in the middle school and there are good teachers who do care about the student.

Posted by a student on 07/10/09

I am also a parent of a child that has an IEP and this school district falls short, especially in the middle school years, of providing the level of qualified and knowledgable personnel to help implement IEP based on current NCLB and IDEA regulations. It would benefit us parents to become more unified ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/18/09

This school and school district does not have your child's best interest in mind. I'm still waiting for changes to an IEP for three months to no availe.

Posted by a parent on 06/17/09

This is a school where you have to question how much learning could possibly take place because you first concern has to be your safety.

Posted by a parent on 03/20/09

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Test scores for Penn Wood Middle School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Penn Wood Middle School
William Penn School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Darby schools — Penn Wood Middle School is located at 121 Summit St, Darby PA 19023. 121 Summit St is in the 19023 ZIP code in Darby, PA The school district for Penn Wood Middle School is the William Penn School District. Penn Wood Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 8.
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