Springhouse Middle School

Public 6-8

 1200 Springhouse Rd
       Allentown, PA  18104-2199


 (610) 351-5700

 School Website

District: Parkland School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 884 Pennsylvania Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  1,286

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.8%
Asian:
18.1%
Hispanic:
12.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.9%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Springhouse Middle School ranked better than 96.6% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.96. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Springhouse Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (59.8%), Asian (18.1%), Hispanic (12.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Springhouse Middle School is 15. (See more...)
Compare Springhouse Middle School employs 85.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Springhouse Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Springhouse Middle School 30th of 884 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Springhouse Middle School in the ranking list.)

Parkland School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Parkland School District 26th of 605 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Springhouse Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.15 43rd 643 93.3%
2004 90.78 33rd 663 95.0%
2005 90.50 40th 687 94.2%
2006 89.30 30th 736 95.9%
2007 88.07 29th 749 96.1%
2008 87.32 37th 753 95.1%
2009 84.09 66th 770 91.4%
2010 86.32 34th 805 95.8%
2011 86.06 39th 825 95.3%
2012 85.94 36th 834 95.7%
2013 82.60 81st 758 89.3%
2014 83.39 70th 728 90.4%
2015 88.39 59th 835 92.9%
2016 91.45 42nd 870 95.2%
2017 92.70 28th 877 96.8%
2018 93.04 27th 861 96.9%
2019 92.96 30th 884 96.6%

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

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by a parent
Monday, February 6, 2017

Open Quote Principal does not deal with bullying issues. She says she investigates but nothing changes. Emails are not returned for days. Our son felt alienated and unprotected. She cares about the cheerleaders and it may be heresay but the cheerleading coach is a relative of hers. I find it also ironic that the female assistant principal is in the principal's her inner social circle. And I thought they didn't practice nepotism at Parkland. I also would like to know why some clubs get total financing to national events but others don't. Maybe the principal is relatives with (or who would even think) sleeping with someone at the ad center or business office Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Open Quote The principal doesn't know what's going on. She doesn't keep track of teachers updating grades or websites. There supposedly is an anti-bullying campaign, but my daughters were bullied their entire three years. Another disappointment is students aren't prepared for the high school math, due to grade inflation. Lack of consistency and communication are the principal's biggest faults. I only wish we had bought the first house we saw in OMS. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 27, 2013

Open Quote Stay away from this school. They may tout high test scores but it turns a blind eye to bullying. The principal doesn't deal with the issues and emails aren't returned promptly. The common excuse is it must have gone to my junk email. The Department of Education reports that 25 percent of American students say they were bullied at least once a day and my daughter is an example of this at Springhouse. The principal says they are disciplining bullies. Yet, this is ineffective because it creates a hostile environment. You can ask my daughter if you need proof.My child had to endure bullying and suffered from low self-esteem and her ability to learn and be successful at school diminished. Beware if you go here,, you must educate your child about bullying behaviors; because the principal does nothing. Whatever happened to the old principal, this never happened when he was here... Close Quote


by a teacher
Monday, October 29, 2012

Open Quote Tragedy struck our school and we received great support from the crisis team. The problem is, the staff letter we received didn't come from the acting principal. Why did principal Minotti take time from her sabbatical to write the email? Does she want to be a hero? When is it okay for someone to come in and work when they want to be a hero and still get paid for their leave of absence? Why didn't the school board consider the acting principal Holmes or Evans for the principal's position when they were going through the interview process? The acting principal Evans worked as a teacher with us at Springhouse, was a dean of students and knows us well and is more than capable of filling this position. The other perk is Evans never taken a leave of absence for anything and is professional, committed and impartial. The wrong person was chosen for this job. We are a vessel in need of a new captain. I'm jumping overboard to another school or district. Close Quote


by a citizen
Friday, September 28, 2012

Open Quote As a taxpayer I am appalled to think a district as prestigious and budget conscientious as Parkland would allow this to happen. How can someone effectively lead a school if they are gone on 2 half year sabbaticals and 3 leaves of absences. What a waste of taxpayers money! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 6, 2012

Open Quote Initially I used this site to help me look for a school. That's when we met the best principal our children ever had, Mr. Troutman. Needless to say we were quite upset when he went to OMS but agree with the previous posting, he was able to keep SMS afloat and micromanaged it, which I am thankful for. I'm glad to hear Mr. Holmes will be principal again and Mr. Bartman as well. I don't think too many parents would be upset if this set-up was kept indefinitely. The positive aspect of this is they are both are parents of older students in the district and they don't take a lot of time off. They're always available and return phone calls promptly. In my humble opinion, SMS was better managed with a male principal and according to our kids, they behave better in the presence of a male administrator. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Open Quote My son had a great experience with Mr. Holmes at the reigns this year. A strong male influence is what SMS needed again. Likewise, we met Mr. Bartman one time, and our son only has had positive things to say about him as well. After the ordeal our daughter went through while principal Minotti was there and the bullying by the cheerleaders we had contemplated moving to OMS. In our two of our three children's careers at SMS, the principal has been on 3 child rearing leaves and now two semesters of sabbaticals. There is a lot to be desired in the administration. Typically, the administration was not available after school hours and if you telephoned the school after the students were dismissed, it was the same.We were relieved to learn that Mr. Troutman was still in control of SMS when he went to OMS. Everyone knows he ran the show and micromanaged the school from OMS which gave parents solace in a period of uncertainty. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Open Quote I have to agree with the previous submissions. There is a lack of continuity in discipline due to the inconsistency by administration. This is a result of extended sabatticals and family leave of absences. I tried calling one time to speak to the principal before she left about the length of school programs and the call was never returned. We have grandchildren in both middle schools and we have seen growth in discipline issues including facebook, harassment, bullying at SMS. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 20, 2012

Open Quote My other two children experienced outstanding leadership at SMS. There's a disparity in the administration when it changed from Mr. Troutman to Ms. Minotti. She's a nice person, but not a great administrator. The students respected and behaved in the presence of Mr. Troutman. Sadly, the students aren't intimidated by her and there's not that personable genuine interaction my first two children experienced and as a result a lot more discipline problems and student issues. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Open Quote SMS went downhill when the administration changed from Mr. Troutman. It will never be the same. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Springhouse Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 761 14 58 10 0 n/a n/a 0 843
2001 660 10 49 18 0 n/a n/a 0 737
2002 724 16 76 25 1 n/a n/a 0 842
2003 724 16 76 25 1 n/a n/a 0 842
2004 792 22 83 24 2 n/a n/a 0 923
2005 762 29 91 32 4 n/a n/a 0 918
2006 738 23 87 39 5 n/a n/a 0 892
2007 728 35 97 51 1 n/a n/a 0 912
2008 727 46 109 71 2 n/a n/a 0 955
2009 787 56 133 76 1 n/a n/a 0 1053
2010 805 59 150 83 2 n/a n/a 0 1099
2011 822 65 150 85 0 1 0 0 1123
2012 809 59 140 114 1 1 21 0 1145
2013 824 58 156 121 1 2 24 0 1186
2014 834 49 168 123 0 2 32 0 1208
2015 824 56 195 130 0 0 35 0 1240
2016 792 59 213 146 0 0 38 0 1248
2017 751 75 244 157 0 0 42 0 1269
2018 769 67 233 161 4 0 52 0 1286

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 Springhouse Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 843 52.0 16.2 4.7
2001 737 49.0 15.0 5.2
2002 842 50.6 16.6 7.6
2003 842 50.6 16.6 7.6
2004 923 56.7 16.3 4.9
2005 918 59.9 15.3 7.0
2006 892 58.0 15.4 7.8
2007 912 63.0 14.5 7.5
2008 955 64.1 14.9 11.8
2009 1053 70.2 15.0 11.9
2010 1099 69.6 15.7 13.4
2011 1123 72.7 15.4 16.0
2012 1145 73.2 15.6 17.6
2013 1186 80.6 14.7 18.3
2014 1208 77.9 15.4 17.6
2015 1240 83.0 14.9 20.3
2016 1248 77.0 16.2 22.3
2017 1269 80.0 15.8 21.2
2018 1286 85.4 15.0 21.9

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 Springhouse Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 843 52.0 16.2 4.7
2001 737 49.0 15.0 5.2
2002 842 50.6 16.6 7.6
2003 842 50.6 16.6 7.6
2004 923 56.7 16.3 4.9
2005 918 59.9 15.3 7.0
2006 892 58.0 15.4 7.8
2007 912 63.0 14.5 7.5
2008 955 64.1 14.9 11.8
2009 1053 70.2 15.0 11.9
2010 1099 69.6 15.7 13.4
2011 1123 72.7 15.4 16.0
2012 1145 73.2 15.6 17.6
2013 1186 80.6 14.7 18.3
2014 1208 77.9 15.4 17.6
2015 1240 83.0 14.9 20.3
2016 1248 77.0 16.2 22.3
2017 1269 80.0 15.8 21.2
2018 1286 85.4 15.0 21.9

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.




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