Garnet Valley Middle School

Summary:

Garnet Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, serving 1,067 students in grades 6-8. This exceptional school is part of the highly-ranked Garnet Valley School District, which is ranked 30th out of 606 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Garnet Valley Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Pennsylvania, ranking 32nd out of 893 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students perform exceptionally well on PSSA tests, with 81.4% of all students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 81.7% proficient or better in Science - significantly higher than the state averages of 53.8% and 65.6%, respectively. Garnet Valley Middle School's performance is particularly strong among specific student subgroups, ranking 19th out of 144 Pennsylvania middle schools for Asian students, 73rd out of 681 for White students, and 18th out of 660 for disabled students.

Compared to nearby middle schools, such as Ridley Middle School (49.9% proficient in ELA), Richardson Middle School (80.4% proficient in ELA), and Paxon Hollow Middle School (73.9% proficient in ELA), Garnet Valley Middle School stands out as an exceptional institution. Additionally, the school maintains very low dropout rates, ranging from 0.0% to 0.2% over the past five years, and spends a relatively high amount per student, contributing to its strong academic performance and resources.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 601 Smithbridge Rd
       Glen Mills, PA  19342-1284


(610) 579-5100

District: Garnet Valley School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
32nd of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,055 Help


Students who attend Garnet Valley Middle School usually attend:

High:    Garnet Valley High School

Feeder schools for Garnet Valley Middle School:

Elementary:    Bethel Springs Elementary School
    Concord Elementary School
    Garnet Valley Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.2 Help
Number of students:  1,067

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.9%
Asian:
22.3%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Garnet Valley Middle School ranks better than 96.4% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.93. (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 (67.9%), Asian (22.3%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garnet Valley Middle School is 11.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garnet Valley Middle School is $21,055.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garnet Valley Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Garnet Valley Middle School 32nd of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Garnet Valley Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Garnet Valley School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Garnet Valley School District 30th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garnet Valley Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Garnet Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 91.98 26th 643 96.0%
2004 89.52 39th 663 94.1%
2005 88.14 52nd 687 92.4%
2006 86.41 46th 736 93.8%
2007 86.12 37th 749 95.1%
2008 87.70 34th 753 95.5%
2009 84.59 62nd 770 91.9%
2010 83.40 77th 805 90.4%
2011 84.81 56th 825 93.2%
2012 84.30 62nd 834 92.6%
2013 85.24 49th 758 93.5%
2014 84.72 58th 728 92.0%
2015 91.60 38th 835 95.4%
2016 91.50 41st 870 95.3%
2017 92.41 30th 877 96.6%
2018 92.74 30th 861 96.5%
2019 90.75 47th 891 94.7%
2021 87.49 65th 797 91.8%
2022 86.52 88th 883 90.0%
2023 93.93 32nd 893 96.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garnet Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.89 103rd 874 88.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Garnet Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.21 18th 660 97.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Garnet Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 80.50 19th 144 86.8%
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Rank History for White students at Garnet Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.07 73rd 681 89.3%
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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 Garnet Valley Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 557 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1993 593 6 6 0 2 n/a n/a 0 607
1994 630 5 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1995 667 12 12 1 1 n/a n/a 0 693
1996 667 12 12 1 1 n/a n/a 0 693
1997 710 14 10 5 2 n/a n/a 0 741
1998 572 9 16 4 0 n/a n/a 0 601
1999 646 15 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 678
2000 701 11 18 2 0 n/a n/a 0 732
2001 772 9 23 3 0 n/a n/a 0 807
2002 885 4 34 5 0 n/a n/a 0 928
2003 885 4 34 5 0 n/a n/a 0 928
2004 942 13 34 5 0 n/a n/a 0 994
2005 979 17 34 8 3 n/a n/a 0 1041
2006 1020 21 51 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1103
2007 1031 14 59 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1115
2008 1014 12 70 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1108
2009 1015 14 67 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1108
2010 983 14 84 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1093
2011 1030 23 95 12 1 0 0 0 1161
2012 1054 24 125 18 1 0 2 0 1224
2013 1082 32 130 17 0 0 5 0 1266
2014 1049 27 136 23 0 0 3 0 1238
2015 1049 25 144 30 0 1 2 0 1251
2016 962 26 158 32 0 2 11 0 1191
2017 942 20 170 28 2 3 25 0 1190
2018 858 21 187 23 5 1 32 0 1127
2019 875 30 198 19 1 3 39 0 1165
2020 863 29 214 24 2 2 45 0 1179
2021 811 26 229 27 3 2 42 0 1140
2022 735 25 237 32 2 2 42 0 1075
2023 724 29 238 35 3 2 36 0 1067

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 Garnet Valley Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 566 42.0 13.4 n/a
1993 607 38.6 15.7 n/a
1994 642 40.0 16.0 n/a
1995 693 42.7 16.2 n/a
1996 693 42.7 16.2 n/a
1997 741 47.9 15.5 n/a
1998 601 42.4 14.2 n/a
1999 678 50.3 13.5 n/a
2000 732 52.3 14.0 2.2
2001 807 62.4 12.9 1.2
2002 928 68.9 13.5 2.4
2003 928 68.9 13.5 2.4
2004 994 76.8 12.9 1.1
2005 1041 80.6 12.9 2.1
2006 1103 84.3 13.1 3.4
2007 1115 88.6 12.6 3.4
2008 1108 91.0 12.2 4.2
2009 1108 91.3 12.1 5.5
2010 1093 92.0 11.8 5.9
2011 1161 90.8 12.7 6.8
2012 1224 91.4 13.3 6.4
2013 1266 90.8 13.9 6.3
2014 1238 91.3 13.5 6.5
2015 1251 98.0 12.7 8.4
2016 1191 98.0 12.1 9.5
2017 1190 95.8 12.4 9.4
2018 1127 93.2 12.0 9.3
2019 1165 94.6 12.3 7.6
2020 1179 92.7 12.7 7
2021 1140 93.7 12.1 9.4
2022 1075 94.2 11.4 11.8
2023 1067 94.9 11.2 10.9

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 Garnet Valley Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 566 42.0 13.4 n/a
1993 607 38.6 15.7 n/a
1994 642 40.0 16.0 n/a
1995 693 42.7 16.2 n/a
1996 693 42.7 16.2 n/a
1997 741 47.9 15.5 n/a
1998 601 42.4 14.2 n/a
1999 678 50.3 13.5 n/a
2000 732 52.3 14.0 2.2
2001 807 62.4 12.9 1.2
2002 928 68.9 13.5 2.4
2003 928 68.9 13.5 2.4
2004 994 76.8 12.9 1.1
2005 1041 80.6 12.9 2.1
2006 1103 84.3 13.1 3.4
2007 1115 88.6 12.6 3.4
2008 1108 91.0 12.2 4.2
2009 1108 91.3 12.1 5.5
2010 1093 92.0 11.8 5.9
2011 1161 90.8 12.7 6.8
2012 1224 91.4 13.3 6.4
2013 1266 90.8 13.9 6.3
2014 1238 91.3 13.5 6.5
2015 1251 98.0 12.7 8.4
2016 1191 98.0 12.1 9.5
2017 1190 95.8 12.4 9.4
2018 1127 93.2 12.0 9.3
2019 1165 94.6 12.3 7.6
2020 1179 92.7 12.7 7
2021 1140 93.7 12.1 9.4
2022 1075 94.2 11.4 11.8
2023 1067 94.9 11.2 10.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Garnet Valley Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $29 (0.2%) $19,120 (99.8%) $19,149
2020 $45 (0.2%) $18,492 (99.8%) $18,537
2021 $201 (1.0%) $19,027 (99.0%) $19,228
2022 $142 (0.7%) $20,912 (99.3%) $21,055

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garnet Valley Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 47th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 32nd of 893 Middle schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Garnet Valley Middle School)65.464.5
 0.9%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Garnet Valley Middle School)85.682.5
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Garnet Valley Middle School)60.859.3
 1.5%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Garnet Valley Middle School)8383.5
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Garnet Valley Middle School)51.950.6
 1.3%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Garnet Valley Middle School)80.381.7
 1.4%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Garnet Valley Middle School)79.677.9
 1.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Garnet Valley Middle School)59.658.2
 1.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Garnet Valley Middle School)80.381.7
 1.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Garnet Valley Middle School)82.881.4
 1.4%
   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 Students11651067
 8.4%
African American3029
 3.3%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian198238
 20.2%
Hispanic1935
 84.2%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White875724
 17.3%
Two or More Races3936
 7.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.6%10.9%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Garnet Valley Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,067 students attended Garnet Valley Middle School.

Students at Garnet Valley Middle School are 68% White, 22% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Yes! Garnet Valley Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 32nd of 893 Pennsylvania middle schools.

Students who attend Garnet Valley Middle School usually go on to attend Garnet Valley High School


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