Arcola Intrmd School

Summary:

Arcola Intrmd School is a public middle school serving grades 7-8 in the Methacton School District in Eagleville, PA, with a student population of 725 and a 4-out-of-5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Pennsylvania, with particularly strong academic performance across diverse student subgroups.

Arcola Intrmd School's students outperform the state averages on PSSA tests in Math, Science, and English Language Arts, and the school ranks in the top 50 middle schools in Pennsylvania for Asian, African American, Hispanic, and multi-racial students, as well as for students with disabilities and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This impressive subgroup performance is a testament to the school's ability to effectively serve students from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Arcola Intrmd School has maintained a 0% dropout rate for several years, an exceptional achievement.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Eisenhower Middle School and Stewart Middle School in the Norristown Area School District, Arcola Intrmd School's performance is significantly stronger, highlighting the importance of district-level factors in shaping a school's academic outcomes. Despite having a relatively low percentage of free/reduced-price lunch recipients, Arcola Intrmd School still ranks highly for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, indicating that the school is able to provide a high-quality education regardless of students' economic status.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 40001A Eagleville Road
       Eagleville, PA  19403-1834


(610) 489-5000

District: Methacton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
130th of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,463 Help


Students who attend Arcola Intrmd School usually attend:

High:    Methacton High School

Feeder schools for Arcola Intrmd School:

Elementary:    Arrowhead Elementary School
    Eagleville Elementary School
    Woodland Elementary School
    Worcester Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  725

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.1%
Asian:
14.6%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Arcola Intrmd School ranks better than 85.4% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.02. (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 (68.1%), Asian (14.6%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arcola Intrmd School is 12.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arcola Intrmd School is $21,463.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arcola Intrmd School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arcola Intrmd School 130th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Arcola Intrmd School in the ranking list.)

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Methacton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Methacton School District 88th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arcola Intrmd School

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Rank History for all students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 91.07 33rd 643 94.9%
2004 90.53 35th 663 94.7%
2005 85.81 78th 687 88.6%
2006 86.78 43rd 736 94.2%
2007 86.35 36th 749 95.2%
2008 85.28 60th 753 92.0%
2009 84.01 68th 770 91.2%
2010 84.06 70th 805 91.3%
2011 83.04 77th 825 90.7%
2012 79.73 121st 834 85.5%
2013 84.86 50th 758 93.4%
2014 82.66 79th 728 89.1%
2015 89.36 52nd 835 93.8%
2016 90.42 52nd 870 94.0%
2017 90.07 54th 877 93.8%
2018 88.29 62nd 861 92.8%
2019 87.72 78th 891 91.2%
2021 86.36 75th 797 90.6%
2022 84.91 98th 883 88.9%
2023 82.02 130th 893 85.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 76.70 37th 187 80.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.89 162nd 874 81.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.73 46th 660 93.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.69 44th 144 69.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.83 50th 421 88.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.20 73rd 362 79.8%
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Rank History for White students at Arcola Intrmd School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.02 213th 681 68.7%
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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 Arcola Intrmd School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 689 12 25 7 0 n/a n/a 0 733
1989 624 13 21 5 1 n/a n/a 0 664
1990 596 17 21 7 1 n/a n/a 0 642
1991 597 17 26 8 1 n/a n/a 0 649
1992 643 16 26 4 1 n/a n/a 0 690
1993 698 16 28 0 0 n/a n/a 0 742
1994 731 20 35 5 1 n/a n/a 0 792
1995 830 18 34 6 0 n/a n/a 0 888
1996 830 18 34 6 0 n/a n/a 0 888
1997 909 15 38 5 0 n/a n/a 0 967
1998 925 28 42 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1002
1999 950 30 55 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1046
2000 987 29 63 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1093
2001 1032 32 69 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1144
2002 1115 46 95 14 3 n/a n/a 0 1273
2003 1115 46 95 14 3 n/a n/a 0 1273
2004 1129 43 117 14 3 n/a n/a 0 1306
2005 1141 47 136 15 2 n/a n/a 0 1341
2006 1099 42 156 20 3 n/a n/a 0 1320
2007 1070 53 160 24 3 n/a n/a 0 1310
2008 1057 53 158 35 4 n/a n/a 0 1307
2009 983 42 158 27 1 n/a n/a 47 1258
2010 959 46 179 28 1 n/a n/a 41 1254
2011 632 37 134 16 0 0 32 0 851
2012 641 29 116 15 0 0 32 0 833
2013 611 31 118 14 0 0 29 0 803
2014 607 31 127 22 0 0 24 0 811
2015 563 33 121 27 0 1 32 0 777
2016 527 31 113 24 2 0 40 0 737
2017 581 24 122 18 4 0 51 0 800
2018 580 24 120 28 1 0 51 0 804
2019 526 27 109 34 2 2 56 0 756
2020 505 40 118 28 3 3 69 0 766
2021 518 45 113 34 1 1 55 0 767
2022 514 50 104 52 0 0 51 0 771
2023 494 39 106 42 1 0 43 0 725

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 Arcola Intrmd School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 733 50.9 14.4 n/a
1989 664 57.0 11.6 n/a
1990 642 50.8 12.6 0
1991 649 55.0 11.8 n/a
1992 690 57.5 12.0 n/a
1993 742 52.1 14.2 n/a
1994 792 53.2 14.9 n/a
1995 888 70.0 12.7 n/a
1996 888 70.0 12.7 n/a
1997 967 71.5 13.5 n/a
1998 1002 72.1 13.9 n/a
1999 1046 76.0 13.8 n/a
2000 1093 81.0 13.5 3.8
2001 1144 82.0 14.0 4.9
2002 1273 87.6 14.5 2.7
2003 1273 87.6 14.5 2.7
2004 1306 88.6 14.7 2
2005 1341 88.6 15.1 2.5
2006 1320 83.2 15.9 3.3
2007 1310 92.2 14.2 5
2008 1307 104.0 12.6 5.3
2009 1258 103.0 12.2 5.4
2010 1254 96.0 13.0 5.7
2011 851 72.6 11.7 6.2
2012 833 61.3 13.5 8.2
2013 803 60.3 13.3 9
2014 811 62.3 13.0 12.5
2015 777 64.0 12.1 14.5
2016 737 60.0 12.2 16.4
2017 800 61.4 13.0 15.8
2018 804 61.3 13.1 12.1
2019 756 55.8 13.5 10.4
2020 766 58.6 13.0 16.2
2021 767 54.6 14.0 14.6
2022 771 55.6 13.8 18.8
2023 725 56.6 12.7 20.7

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 Arcola Intrmd School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 733 50.9 14.4 n/a
1989 664 57.0 11.6 n/a
1990 642 50.8 12.6 0
1991 649 55.0 11.8 n/a
1992 690 57.5 12.0 n/a
1993 742 52.1 14.2 n/a
1994 792 53.2 14.9 n/a
1995 888 70.0 12.7 n/a
1996 888 70.0 12.7 n/a
1997 967 71.5 13.5 n/a
1998 1002 72.1 13.9 n/a
1999 1046 76.0 13.8 n/a
2000 1093 81.0 13.5 3.8
2001 1144 82.0 14.0 4.9
2002 1273 87.6 14.5 2.7
2003 1273 87.6 14.5 2.7
2004 1306 88.6 14.7 2
2005 1341 88.6 15.1 2.5
2006 1320 83.2 15.9 3.3
2007 1310 92.2 14.2 5
2008 1307 104.0 12.6 5.3
2009 1258 103.0 12.2 5.4
2010 1254 96.0 13.0 5.7
2011 851 72.6 11.7 6.2
2012 833 61.3 13.5 8.2
2013 803 60.3 13.3 9
2014 811 62.3 13.0 12.5
2015 777 64.0 12.1 14.5
2016 737 60.0 12.2 16.4
2017 800 61.4 13.0 15.8
2018 804 61.3 13.1 12.1
2019 756 55.8 13.5 10.4
2020 766 58.6 13.0 16.2
2021 767 54.6 14.0 14.6
2022 771 55.6 13.8 18.8
2023 725 56.6 12.7 20.7

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 Arcola Intrmd School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $280 (1.4%) $19,314 (98.6%) $19,594
2020 $304 (1.6%) $19,288 (98.4%) $19,592
2021 $364 (1.7%) $21,344 (98.3%) $21,708
2022 $462 (2.2%) $21,001 (97.8%) $21,463

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Arcola Intrmd School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 78th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 130th of 893 Middle schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Math (Arcola Intrmd School)63.846.8
 17%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Arcola Intrmd School)74.569.5
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Arcola Intrmd School)4935
 14%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Arcola Intrmd School)80.376.5
 3.8%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Arcola Intrmd School)7363.4
 9.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Arcola Intrmd School)56.540.7
 15.8%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Arcola Intrmd School)80.376.5
 3.8%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Arcola Intrmd School)73.866.4
 7.4%
   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 Students756725
 4.1%
African American2739
 44.4%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian109106
 2.8%
Hispanic3442
 23.5%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White526494
 6.1%
Two or More Races5643
 23.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.4%20.7%
 10.2%


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Arcola Intrmd School ranks 130th of 893 Pennsylvania middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Arcola Intrmd School are 68% White, 15% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 5% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 725 students attended Arcola Intrmd School.

Students who attend Arcola Intrmd School usually go on to attend Methacton High School


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