Abington Middle School

Summary:

Abington Middle School is a public middle school serving 2,048 students in grades 6-8 in the Abington School District in Abington, Pennsylvania. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, delivering strong academic outcomes for its diverse student population.

Abington Middle School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with a higher percentage of students proficient or better in PSSA Math, Science, and English Language Arts compared to the state average. The school's performance is particularly impressive for certain student subgroups, such as ranking 75th out of 421 Pennsylvania middle schools for African American students, 34th out of 362 for Hispanic students, and 14th out of 143 for English Language Learner students. Additionally, Abington Middle School maintains a 0.0% dropout rate, significantly lower than the state average.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Wagner Gen Louis Middle School and Castor Gardens Middle School, both part of the Philadelphia City School District, Abington Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution. Its higher per-student spending of $18,775, compared to the state average of $16,908, may contribute to its strong academic performance and the availability of resources for its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2056 Susquehanna St
       Abington, PA  19001-4406


(215) 884-4700

District: Abington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
180th of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,775 Help


Students who attend Abington Middle School usually attend:

High:    Abington Senior High School

Feeder schools for Abington Middle School:

Elementary:    Copper Beech School
    Highland School
    McKinley School
    Overlook School
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Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  2,048

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.9%
African American:
17.4%
Hispanic:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.8% Help


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Compare Details Abington Middle School ranks better than 79.8% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.68. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (57.9%), African American (17.4%), Hispanic (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Abington Middle School is 14.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Abington Middle School is $18,775.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Abington Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Abington Middle School 180th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Abington Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Abington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Abington School District 90th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Abington Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 84.45 78th 643 87.9%
2004 84.26 78th 663 88.2%
2005 81.97 113th 687 83.6%
2006 84.16 59th 736 92.0%
2007 82.88 64th 749 91.5%
2008 75.30 160th 753 78.8%
2009 80.00 104th 770 86.5%
2010 77.43 146th 805 81.9%
2011 74.79 191st 825 76.8%
2012 77.01 176th 834 78.9%
2013 77.19 152nd 758 79.9%
2014 82.00 84th 728 88.5%
2015 89.14 54th 835 93.5%
2016 85.23 101st 870 88.4%
2017 85.83 92nd 877 89.5%
2018 81.17 130th 861 84.9%
2019 82.82 115th 891 87.1%
2021 64.24 259th 797 67.5%
2022 66.10 286th 883 67.6%
2023 76.68 180th 893 79.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 67.94 51st 187 72.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.92 14th 143 90.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.23 191st 874 78.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.43 129th 660 80.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.13 82nd 144 43.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.89 75th 421 82.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.38 34th 362 90.6%
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Rank History for White students at Abington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.80 119th 681 82.5%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Abington Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 954 207 40 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1213
1989 944 187 51 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1195
1990 951 201 50 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1213
1991 993 218 65 12 1 n/a n/a 0 1289
1992 1094 217 67 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1399
1993 1161 217 63 9 2 n/a n/a 0 1452
1994 1239 215 77 17 14 n/a n/a 0 1562
1995 1225 243 82 16 3 n/a n/a 0 1569
1996 1225 243 82 16 3 n/a n/a 0 1569
1997 1276 250 67 16 4 n/a n/a 0 1613
1998 1354 300 68 19 4 n/a n/a 0 1745
1999 1410 299 92 30 5 n/a n/a 0 1836
2000 1383 341 116 31 2 n/a n/a 0 1873
2001 1434 348 116 34 3 n/a n/a 0 1935
2002 1432 365 109 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1938
2003 1432 365 109 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1938
2004 1406 370 129 41 4 n/a n/a 0 1950
2005 1387 374 120 34 3 n/a n/a 0 1918
2006 1371 408 109 45 2 n/a n/a 0 1935
2007 1307 431 97 50 1 n/a n/a 0 1886
2008 1266 441 95 52 0 n/a n/a 0 1854
2009 1215 413 87 57 1 n/a n/a 0 1773
2010 1176 404 96 56 1 n/a n/a 0 1733
2011 1140 415 92 52 1 0 0 0 1700
2012 1112 423 87 74 0 0 6 0 1702
2013 1118 406 78 95 1 3 30 0 1731
2014 1111 381 67 111 2 1 44 0 1717
2015 1139 347 73 119 2 4 47 0 1731
2016 1152 360 75 133 4 3 63 0 1790
2017 1176 383 76 139 4 3 72 0 1853
2018 1222 381 93 137 6 1 88 0 1928
2019 1187 408 108 151 4 3 99 0 1960
2020 1178 406 122 181 3 4 104 0 1998
2021 1172 418 121 202 3 1 120 0 2037
2022 1150 391 123 216 2 1 134 0 2017
2023 1186 356 132 220 4 2 148 0 2048

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Abington Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1213 88.9 13.6 n/a
1989 1195 90.6 13.1 n/a
1990 1213 84.8 14.3 0
1991 1289 84.5 15.2 n/a
1992 1399 91.3 15.3 n/a
1993 1452 72.2 20.1 n/a
1994 1562 81.9 19.1 n/a
1995 1569 98.6 15.9 n/a
1996 1569 98.6 15.9 n/a
1997 1613 98.5 16.4 n/a
1998 1745 99.9 17.5 n/a
1999 1836 115.3 15.9 n/a
2000 1873 117.8 15.9 8.7
2001 1935 119.0 16.3 8.3
2002 1938 114.1 17.0 8.2
2003 1938 114.1 17.0 8.2
2004 1950 109.1 17.9 8.5
2005 1918 118.1 16.2 8.3
2006 1935 114.1 17.0 11.1
2007 1886 117.7 16.0 11.5
2008 1854 130.6 14.2 12.2
2009 1773 134.0 13.2 14.9
2010 1733 134.4 12.8 16.4
2011 1700 126.3 13.4 18.3
2012 1702 124.6 13.6 19.4
2013 1731 123.6 14.0 19
2014 1717 130.7 13.1 20.3
2015 1731 123.0 14.0 21.7
2016 1790 125.0 14.3 20.3
2017 1853 124.9 14.8 23.6
2018 1928 125.8 15.3 23.1
2019 1960 126.4 15.5 25.9
2020 1998 128.1 15.5 24.9
2021 2037 131.1 15.5 22.7
2022 2017 136.3 14.7 25.8
2023 2048 144.7 14.1 30.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Abington Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1213 88.9 13.6 n/a
1989 1195 90.6 13.1 n/a
1990 1213 84.8 14.3 0
1991 1289 84.5 15.2 n/a
1992 1399 91.3 15.3 n/a
1993 1452 72.2 20.1 n/a
1994 1562 81.9 19.1 n/a
1995 1569 98.6 15.9 n/a
1996 1569 98.6 15.9 n/a
1997 1613 98.5 16.4 n/a
1998 1745 99.9 17.5 n/a
1999 1836 115.3 15.9 n/a
2000 1873 117.8 15.9 8.7
2001 1935 119.0 16.3 8.3
2002 1938 114.1 17.0 8.2
2003 1938 114.1 17.0 8.2
2004 1950 109.1 17.9 8.5
2005 1918 118.1 16.2 8.3
2006 1935 114.1 17.0 11.1
2007 1886 117.7 16.0 11.5
2008 1854 130.6 14.2 12.2
2009 1773 134.0 13.2 14.9
2010 1733 134.4 12.8 16.4
2011 1700 126.3 13.4 18.3
2012 1702 124.6 13.6 19.4
2013 1731 123.6 14.0 19
2014 1717 130.7 13.1 20.3
2015 1731 123.0 14.0 21.7
2016 1790 125.0 14.3 20.3
2017 1853 124.9 14.8 23.6
2018 1928 125.8 15.3 23.1
2019 1960 126.4 15.5 25.9
2020 1998 128.1 15.5 24.9
2021 2037 131.1 15.5 22.7
2022 2017 136.3 14.7 25.8
2023 2048 144.7 14.1 30.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Abington Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $326 (1.9%) $16,639 (98.1%) $16,965
2020 $366 (2.2%) $16,543 (97.8%) $16,908
2021 $610 (3.2%) $18,187 (96.7%) $18,798
2022 $767 (4.1%) $18,008 (95.9%) $18,775

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Abington Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 115th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 180th of 893 Middle schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Math (Abington Middle School)50.243
 7.2%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Abington Middle School)73.260.2
 13%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Abington Middle School)4541
 4%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Abington Middle School)77.664.2
 13.4%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Abington Middle School)71.460.3
 11.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Abington Middle School)47.645.2
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Abington Middle School)77.664.2
 13.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Abington Middle School)72.362.7
 9.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19602048
 4.5%
African American408356
 12.7%
American Indian44
Asian108132
 22.2%
Hispanic151220
 45.7%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White11871186
 0.1%
Two or More Races99148
 49.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25.9%30.8%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Abington Middle School

Students who attend Abington Middle School usually go on to attend Abington Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,048 students attended Abington Middle School.

Students at Abington Middle School are 58% White, 17% African American, 11% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

Abington Middle School ranks 180th of 893 Pennsylvania middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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