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Mid Valley El Center

4 reviews
50 Underwood Road
Throop, PA 18512
(570) 307-3241

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment

Mid Valley El Center
Based on data from the 2016 school year

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This school was horrific. The insides of the hallways and classrooms are bland and the students are all depressed like they’re in a prison.
Posted by a parent on 12/17/2019
ParentOverall experienceMid Valley is better than the Scranton school district but barely. The overall atmosphere of the school is unfriendly and sterile. Outsiders are not welcome and the friendliness is very phony. Curriculum is jam packed in terms of content but bare bones when it comes to meaningful instruction. Fourth graders are learning three digit multiplication while unable to solve basic times tables. Third grade will train for the PSSA's yet most of the children will struggle to read the questions let alone answer them. The focus is on rote memorization rather than the development of critical thinking skills and effective oral/written communication. Many children are disrespectful and present a bully mentality that is due to a poor district wide behavior management plan. Consequences for poor behaviors do not exist. Teachers travel in cliques and many have never bothered to travel outside of NEPA and are thus unable to be effective teachers in terms of inspiring students to achieve greatness or hope for anything but mediocrity. Sad.
Posted by a parent on 2/9/2018
Due to nepotism, and the school administration and school board only caring about themselves, this school has forgotten about the children and the community. If the school board and administration can make money or take care of themselves in anyway they, they will do it and make the community and students suffer for their decision
Posted by a community member on 7/2/2016
The school is centered around nepotism. If your not a teacher or a who knows who, your child is left to fall between the cracks. The administration refers to this as "professional courtesies". Straight A students are being left in the lower performing classes, not advancing because the professional courtesies get to advance regardless of GPA. They foster a who knows who attitude, from the beginning, evident at any school function with their special "reserved" sections. There's no diversity or straying from the PSSA format in their education. They spend nine months prepping for PSSAs. They have cut the science program to a class lumped in with library and gym and eliminated Social Studies. The PTA has gone bankrupt after being mismanaged, again nepatism no to mention the "professional courtesys" that acquired the cafeteria contract, bussing contracts and lack of supervision for the drivers. I'm quite certain no one forgets the multipul DUIs received while driving school children. Mid -Valley needs to restructure with non bias staff/ administration and redirect their focus on equal well rounded education.
Posted by a parent on 10/15/2013
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Throop schools - Mid Valley El Center is located at 50 Underwood Road, Throop PA 18512. Mid Valley El Center is in the Mid Valley School District. Mid Valley El Center is a Public school that serves grade levels K-6.

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