Robert K Shafer Middle School

3333 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 | (215) 750-2800
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Student Enrollment: 571
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3.5 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: William Incollingo
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 571
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 44.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 299 (52.4%)
  • Females: 272 (47.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 63 (11.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 173 (30.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 236 (41.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Robert K Shafer Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black9616.8%
Asian6110.7%
Hispanic559.6%
White35962.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Robert K Shafer Middle School
  Number Percent
7th Grade28750.3%
8th Grade28449.7%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
40.6%
District:
39.0%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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8 reviews for Robert K Shafer Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 24, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have heard plenty of wonderful things about this school. The bullying here is lesser than in other schools in the area, and the kids get along. I think this is a great school, and environment.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 22, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school stinks but MRS.GANA and THE SUB MISS> GORDAN are the besttttt
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 04, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Iam interested in finding out the nurse's names at Shafer Middle School,Bensalem,Pa. I substituted there in 2005-2006.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 28, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is ok, it's definitly not the best school in the county, but it's alright. I have to say I loved my 7th grade year at Shafer, the teachers were wonderful, and I met some really cool people. I was on 7a and it was the best. I miss Mr.Massaroni so much, he was awesome. He was a really great guy
  • Reviewed by Student on July 15, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • It was a good school. I love the teachers especially mr. mass & mr laff. we all miss you mr mass <3 i'm leaving this school this year to go to snyder :)
  • Reviewed by Student on June 12, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • how dose this school have a c it totally rocks
  • Reviewed by Student on June 08, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • shafer has been one of the best schools i have been to it has great activties it excels everything the teachers r really nice and of course we will miss you MR. MASS i love you

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Robert K Shafer Middle School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201069.9%74.3%77.9%
200972.2%75.1%75.3%
200866.8%68.7%70.6%
 
Reading Test
201072.7%70.2%73.5%
200970.1%67.9%71.4%
200872.4%69.4%70.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201060.1%65.3%75.2%
200962.5%65.6%71.3%
200867.2%67.9%70.3%
 
Reading Test
201081.6%78.6%81.9%
200978.8%78.0%80.5%
200881.2%78.8%78.3%
 
Science Test
201041.7%41.4%57.2%
200944.4%46.4%54.8%
200836.1%43.7%52.7%
 
Writing Test
201075.4%71.1%75.2%
2009---
200877.5%76.6%69.1%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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