Great Valley Middle School

Summary:

Great Valley Middle School is a high-performing public middle school in Malvern, Pennsylvania, serving 1,066 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Great Valley School District, which is ranked 59th out of 606 districts in the state.

Great Valley Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Pennsylvania, with a statewide ranking of 62 out of 893 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, indicating excellent academic performance. Students at Great Valley Middle School outperform the state and district averages in PSSA tests for Math, Science, and English Language Arts, with particularly strong results for Asian, multi-racial, and students with disabilities. For example, 55.6% of all students were proficient or better in PSSA Math, compared to the state average of 39.3%. The school also has a 0.0% dropout rate, suggesting excellent student retention and support.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Downingtown Middle School, Spring-Ford Middle School 8th Grade Center, and Stetson Middle School, Great Valley Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution. It has a higher per-student spending of $19,552 and a lower student-teacher ratio of 13.3, which may contribute to its academic success. Additionally, while the school has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (20.08% free/reduced lunch recipients), this is still higher than some nearby schools, suggesting a more diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 255 North Phoenixville Pike
       Malvern, PA  19355-3071


(610) 644-6440

District: Great Valley School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
62nd of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,552 Help


Students who attend Great Valley Middle School usually attend:

High:    Great Valley High School

Feeder schools for Great Valley Middle School:

Elementary:    Charlestown Elementary School
    General Wayne Elementary School
    Kathryn D. Markley Elementary School
    Sugartown Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  1,066

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.3%
Asian:
26.5%
Hispanic:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Great Valley Middle School ranks better than 93.1% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.19. (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 Student population at Great Valley Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.3%), Asian (26.5%), Hispanic (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Great Valley Middle School is 13.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Great Valley Middle School is $19,552.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Great Valley Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Great Valley Middle School 62nd of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Great Valley Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Great Valley School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Great Valley School District 59th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Great Valley Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.67 40th 643 93.8%
2004 91.56 25th 663 96.2%
2005 87.36 61st 687 91.1%
2006 87.42 39th 736 94.7%
2007 86.86 34th 749 95.5%
2008 88.86 25th 753 96.7%
2009 86.76 41st 770 94.7%
2010 85.34 48th 805 94.0%
2011 87.19 27th 825 96.7%
2012 85.66 43rd 834 94.8%
2013 84.84 51st 758 93.3%
2014 82.21 82nd 728 88.7%
2015 94.67 17th 835 98.0%
2016 94.62 17th 870 98.0%
2017 94.99 13th 877 98.5%
2018 94.12 17th 861 98.0%
2019 93.64 25th 891 97.2%
2021 91.05 41st 797 94.9%
2022 89.00 65th 883 92.6%
2023 90.19 62nd 893 93.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 88.91 19th 187 89.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.47 24th 143 83.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.41 320th 874 63.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 88.09 39th 660 94.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.99 25th 144 82.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.01 127th 362 64.9%
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Rank History for White students at Great Valley Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.29 65th 681 90.5%
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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 Great Valley Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 609 28 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 655
1989 580 34 18 2 0 n/a n/a 0 634
1990 548 29 17 2 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1991 587 22 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 627
1992 607 25 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 647
1993 643 36 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 694
1994 630 34 11 11 1 n/a n/a 0 687
1995 670 30 23 8 3 n/a n/a 0 734
1996 670 30 23 8 3 n/a n/a 0 734
1997 724 31 28 7 2 n/a n/a 0 792
1998 728 36 22 9 1 n/a n/a 0 796
1999 746 33 26 9 3 n/a n/a 0 817
2000 752 29 22 8 5 n/a n/a 0 816
2001 779 27 27 5 2 n/a n/a 0 840
2002 861 31 43 15 0 n/a n/a 0 950
2003 861 31 43 15 0 n/a n/a 0 950
2004 886 28 57 13 0 n/a n/a 0 984
2005 861 31 50 18 0 n/a n/a 0 960
2006 820 30 51 17 0 n/a n/a 0 918
2007 813 31 55 27 0 n/a n/a 0 926
2008 821 24 70 32 0 n/a n/a 1 948
2009 843 26 84 30 1 n/a n/a 2 986
2010 819 27 73 24 0 n/a n/a 5 948
2011 826 27 103 32 0 0 5 0 993
2012 786 28 117 32 0 1 5 0 969
2013 775 27 129 48 0 2 11 0 992
2014 738 27 115 58 0 2 13 0 953
2015 706 20 142 65 0 3 17 0 953
2016 704 20 177 57 0 1 21 0 980
2017 670 28 194 61 0 1 30 0 984
2018 680 32 184 77 0 0 31 0 1004
2019 659 29 197 106 0 1 38 0 1030
2020 647 27 243 113 0 1 41 0 1072
2021 648 23 266 129 0 1 41 0 1108
2022 596 33 280 131 1 0 44 0 1085
2023 568 29 283 145 0 0 41 0 1066

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 Great Valley Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 655 52.6 12.4 n/a
1989 634 52.7 12.0 n/a
1990 596 50.6 11.7 0
1991 627 45.9 13.6 n/a
1992 647 45.4 14.2 n/a
1993 694 39.8 17.4 n/a
1994 687 44.6 15.4 n/a
1995 734 47.6 15.4 n/a
1996 734 47.6 15.4 n/a
1997 792 51.3 15.4 n/a
1998 796 51.6 15.4 n/a
1999 817 54.3 15.0 n/a
2000 816 55.8 14.6 6.1
2001 840 58.0 14.5 7.1
2002 950 60.7 15.7 5.9
2003 950 60.7 15.7 5.9
2004 984 62.9 15.6 0
2005 960 66.1 14.5 5.8
2006 918 68.5 13.4 0
2007 926 66.7 13.9 7.2
2008 948 70.9 13.4 7.1
2009 986 69.4 14.2 7.7
2010 948 26.9 35.2 8.6
2011 993 72.2 13.7 8.4
2012 969 72.7 13.3 8.6
2013 992 72.5 13.6 14.1
2014 953 73.2 13.0 14.5
2015 953 74.0 12.8 12.7
2016 980 75.0 13.0 12.1
2017 984 73.5 13.3 13.2
2018 1004 74.8 13.4 14.8
2019 1030 71.1 14.4 15.6
2020 1072 74.6 14.3 15.2
2021 1108 72.6 15.2 16
2022 1085 73.8 14.7 16.3
2023 1066 79.8 13.3 20.1

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 Great Valley Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 655 52.6 12.4 n/a
1989 634 52.7 12.0 n/a
1990 596 50.6 11.7 0
1991 627 45.9 13.6 n/a
1992 647 45.4 14.2 n/a
1993 694 39.8 17.4 n/a
1994 687 44.6 15.4 n/a
1995 734 47.6 15.4 n/a
1996 734 47.6 15.4 n/a
1997 792 51.3 15.4 n/a
1998 796 51.6 15.4 n/a
1999 817 54.3 15.0 n/a
2000 816 55.8 14.6 6.1
2001 840 58.0 14.5 7.1
2002 950 60.7 15.7 5.9
2003 950 60.7 15.7 5.9
2004 984 62.9 15.6 0
2005 960 66.1 14.5 5.8
2006 918 68.5 13.4 0
2007 926 66.7 13.9 7.2
2008 948 70.9 13.4 7.1
2009 986 69.4 14.2 7.7
2010 948 26.9 35.2 8.6
2011 993 72.2 13.7 8.4
2012 969 72.7 13.3 8.6
2013 992 72.5 13.6 14.1
2014 953 73.2 13.0 14.5
2015 953 74.0 12.8 12.7
2016 980 75.0 13.0 12.1
2017 984 73.5 13.3 13.2
2018 1004 74.8 13.4 14.8
2019 1030 71.1 14.4 15.6
2020 1072 74.6 14.3 15.2
2021 1108 72.6 15.2 16
2022 1085 73.8 14.7 16.3
2023 1066 79.8 13.3 20.1

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 Great Valley Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $11 (0.1%) $18,651 (99.9%) $18,663
2020 $239 (1.3%) $18,621 (98.7%) $18,860
2021 $124 (0.6%) $19,616 (99.4%) $19,740
2022 $14 (0.1%) $19,538 (99.9%) $19,552

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Great Valley Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 62nd of 893 Middle schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Great Valley Middle School)66.154.2
 11.9%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Great Valley Middle School)86.672.2
 14.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Great Valley Middle School)70.960.3
 10.6%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Great Valley Middle School)82.174.9
 7.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Great Valley Middle School)65.152.1
 13%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Great Valley Middle School)86.579.4
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Great Valley Middle School)85.375.4
 9.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Great Valley Middle School)67.255.6
 11.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Great Valley Middle School)86.579.4
 7.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Great Valley Middle School)84.874.2
 10.6%
   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 Students10301066
 3.5%
African American2929
American Indian00
Asian197283
 43.7%
Hispanic106145
 36.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White659568
 13.8%
Two or More Races3841
 7.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.6%20.1%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Valley Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,066 students attended Great Valley Middle School.

Students at Great Valley Middle School are 53% White, 27% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

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

Yes. Great Valley Middle School ranks in the top 6.9% of Pennsylvania middle schools.


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