Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

Public 6-8

 510 Bryn Mawr Ave
       Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004-2740


(610) 645-1480

District: Lower Merion School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 797 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $27,296 Help

Students who attend Bala-Cynwyd Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lower Merion High School

Feeder schools for Bala-Cynwyd Middle School:

Elementary:    Cynwyd School
    Merion Elementary School
    Penn Wynne School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7
Number of students:  1,050

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.7%
Asian:
13.5%
African American:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.


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Compare Details Bala-Cynwyd Middle School ranks better than 99% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.7%), Asian (13.5%), African American (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bala-Cynwyd Middle School is 10.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bala-Cynwyd Middle School is $27,296.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Bala-Cynwyd Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bala-Cynwyd Middle School 8th of 797 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Bala-Cynwyd Middle School in the ranking list.)

Lower Merion School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Merion School District 9th of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.14 23rd 643 96.4%
2004 92.09 20th 663 97.0%
2005 91.56 31st 687 95.5%
2006 86.43 45th 736 93.9%
2007 86.95 33rd 749 95.6%
2008 88.91 23rd 753 96.9%
2009 87.05 35th 770 95.5%
2010 88.87 14th 805 98.3%
2011 86.12 36th 825 95.6%
2012 87.83 21st 834 97.5%
2013 88.87 13th 758 98.3%
2014 90.51 7th 728 99.0%
2015 94.99 16th 835 98.1%
2016 95.34 12th 870 98.6%
2017 95.23 12th 877 98.6%
2018 94.96 12th 861 98.6%
2019 95.70 9th 891 99.0%
2021 97.80 8th 797 99.0%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, January 8, 2016

Open Quote no one should go to this school my son is bullied and he comes home sad everyday. If you are not smoking weed you wont fit in. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 582 43 23 2 1 n/a n/a -9 642
1989 613 34 21 2 3 n/a n/a 0 673
1990 607 36 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 664
1991 664 30 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 712
1992 636 39 15 1 0 n/a n/a 0 691
1993 684 43 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 746
1994 712 32 19 6 5 n/a n/a 0 774
1995 753 38 33 6 9 n/a n/a 0 839
1996 753 38 33 6 9 n/a n/a 0 839
1997 746 41 30 13 5 n/a n/a 0 835
1998 731 39 25 10 5 n/a n/a 0 810
1999 778 35 22 6 0 n/a n/a 0 841
2000 751 47 27 3 25 n/a n/a 0 853
2001 818 42 41 4 1 n/a n/a 0 906
2002 754 46 44 9 3 n/a n/a 0 856
2003 754 46 44 9 3 n/a n/a 0 856
2004 767 55 42 10 5 n/a n/a 0 879
2005 754 56 43 14 2 n/a n/a 0 869
2006 714 72 47 14 2 n/a n/a 0 849
2007 672 75 56 12 2 n/a n/a 0 817
2008 638 76 61 14 2 n/a n/a 0 791
2009 623 81 79 13 0 n/a n/a 0 796
2010 630 79 91 17 0 n/a n/a 0 817
2011 634 79 93 21 0 0 3 0 830
2012 662 69 98 31 0 0 6 0 866
2013 676 77 98 30 0 0 10 0 891
2014 695 76 102 33 0 0 16 0 922
2015 660 83 105 30 0 1 20 0 899
2016 622 72 105 35 0 1 32 0 867
2017 643 71 115 36 0 1 45 0 911
2018 707 67 128 48 0 3 58 0 1011
2019 716 83 137 50 0 3 70 0 1059
2020 713 91 134 46 0 3 67 0 1054
2021 679 98 142 43 0 2 86 0 1050

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 Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 642 56.4 11.3 n/a
1989 673 55.9 12.0 n/a
1990 664 54.5 12.1 0
1991 712 53.2 13.3 n/a
1992 691 54.6 12.6 n/a
1993 746 49.4 15.1 n/a
1994 774 54.4 14.2 n/a
1995 839 62.0 13.5 n/a
1996 839 62.0 13.5 n/a
1997 835 61.7 13.5 n/a
1998 810 63.6 12.7 n/a
1999 841 67.6 12.4 n/a
2000 853 67.6 12.6 2.3
2001 906 70.1 12.9 3.8
2002 856 72.6 11.8 3.6
2003 856 72.6 11.8 3.6
2004 879 72.8 12.1 2.8
2005 869 73.4 11.8 3.6
2006 849 75.8 11.2 4.8
2007 817 76.8 10.6 3.8
2008 791 82.3 9.6 4.6
2009 796 81.3 9.8 5.8
2010 817 82.0 9.9 6.2
2011 830 82.1 10.1 5.7
2012 866 79.5 10.8 6.9
2013 891 82.1 10.8 6.8
2014 922 85.6 10.7 7.7
2015 899 84.0 10.7 8.2
2016 867 84.0 10.3 8.8
2017 911 83.1 10.9 8.9
2018 1011 86.2 11.7 10.7
2019 1059 92.8 11.4 9.9
2020 1054 97.5 10.8 11.8
2021 1050 97.4 10.7 13.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 642 56.4 11.3 n/a
1989 673 55.9 12.0 n/a
1990 664 54.5 12.1 0
1991 712 53.2 13.3 n/a
1992 691 54.6 12.6 n/a
1993 746 49.4 15.1 n/a
1994 774 54.4 14.2 n/a
1995 839 62.0 13.5 n/a
1996 839 62.0 13.5 n/a
1997 835 61.7 13.5 n/a
1998 810 63.6 12.7 n/a
1999 841 67.6 12.4 n/a
2000 853 67.6 12.6 2.3
2001 906 70.1 12.9 3.8
2002 856 72.6 11.8 3.6
2003 856 72.6 11.8 3.6
2004 879 72.8 12.1 2.8
2005 869 73.4 11.8 3.6
2006 849 75.8 11.2 4.8
2007 817 76.8 10.6 3.8
2008 791 82.3 9.6 4.6
2009 796 81.3 9.8 5.8
2010 817 82.0 9.9 6.2
2011 830 82.1 10.1 5.7
2012 866 79.5 10.8 6.9
2013 891 82.1 10.8 6.8
2014 922 85.6 10.7 7.7
2015 899 84.0 10.7 8.2
2016 867 84.0 10.3 8.8
2017 911 83.1 10.9 8.9
2018 1011 86.2 11.7 10.7
2019 1059 92.8 11.4 9.9
2020 1054 97.5 10.8 11.8
2021 1050 97.4 10.7 13.6

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 Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $183 (0.7%) $25,114 (99.3%) $25,297
2020 $147 (0.5%) $27,148 (99.5%) $27,296

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bala-Cynwyd 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 9th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 8th of 797 Middle schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)7671.2
 4.8%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3928.2
 10.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)89.288.9
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6357.3
 5.7%
7th Grade Math (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)74.365.7
 8.6%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.226.9
 11.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)90.387.2
 3.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.553.3
 7.2%
8th Grade Math (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)6464.3
 0.3%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.222.1
 10.1%
8th Grade Science (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)87.482.6
 4.8%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.250.8
 7.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)86.378.6
 7.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.6
 5.3%
All Grades Math (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)71.767.3
 4.4%
All Grades Science (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)87.482.6
 4.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bala-Cynwyd Middle School)88.785
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students10591050
 0.8%
African American8398
 18.1%
American Indian00
Asian137142
 3.6%
Hispanic5043
 14%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
Two or More Races7086
 22.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.9%13.6%
 3.7%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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