Drums Elementary / Middle School

82 South Old Turnpike Rd, Drums, PA 18222 | (570) 788-1993
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 814
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3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 814 elementary and middle school students from grades KG-8
  • Ranks 99th out of 875 middle schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Made AYP
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Daniel Diehl
School District Details
  • Hazleton Area School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,134
  • Graduation Rate: 92.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 16.5
  • Enrolled Students: 10,314

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 814
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 45.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 421 (51.7%)
  • Females: 388 (47.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 66 (8.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 152 (18.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 218 (26.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Drums Elementary / Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.1%
Black70.9%
Asian111.4%
Hispanic445.4%
White74691.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Drums Elementary / Middle School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten8910.9%
1st Grade9411.5%
2nd Grade10312.7%
3rd Grade8110.0%
4th Grade9912.2%
5th Grade8610.6%
6th Grade9311.4%
7th Grade9211.3%
8th Grade779.5%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
28.4%
District:
63.9%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Dropout Rate
School:
0.6%
District:
3.6%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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5 reviews for Drums Elementary / Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on December 05, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm a student at Drums, and i personally think it's the best school I've attended so far. It's a bit saddening that i only have a year left, but everyone there is wonderful. We learn so much and i'm proud to go to school with my fellow classmates. Everyone, even the teachers and staff members, are nice. It's not too over-crowded, and it's easy to get around. There are also a lot of intelligent kids here, all of whom achieve important goals.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on September 23, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a previous commentor pointed out, the HASD only teaches the "anchors" of the PSSAs so they are able to get their funding. Unfortunately, most of the teachers are either not very good at their jobs, have been there too long and no longer wish to teach, or just simply don't care either way. In my years at Drums I recall teachers favoring certain students and singling out others. I'm even able to remember two teachers in particular allowing students to grade the tests themselves!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 12, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I go to drums...and i think that it is just wonderful! the teachers are strict but also nice!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 17, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think that the Drums School is a school that only teaches to the PSSA State Tests. This goes for all the schools in the Hazleton Area School District. I would not recommand your child to go to this school. I when to this school for 4 years. I think the teachers at this school should learn how to teach, not just read from a textbook.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 11, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I THINK THAT DRUMS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WONDERFUL I GO THERE AND I LERN SO............... MUCH AND ALSO I THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE NICEST TEACHERS THERE AND THE CLASSROOM AND THE PLAYGROUND ARE SO CLEN AND THEY ARE VERY SAFE. IF YOU DO NOT GO HERE I THINK YOU SHOULD.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Drums Elementary / Middle School performed on average better 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 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201093.3%87.2%84.5%
200989.7%81.4%81.7%
200891.1%76.2%80.5%
 
Reading Test
201087.8%80.4%75.2%
200987.6%77.9%77.0%
200881.0%70.9%76.8%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201090.9%80.7%84.9%
200992.8%73.0%81.8%
200891.8%73.1%79.6%
 
Reading Test
201086.2%71.4%72.9%
200981.9%68.7%72.6%
200869.7%63.7%70.1%
 
Science Test
201091.1%86.4%81.4%
200991.6%80.4%83.4%
200889.1%76.6%81.5%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201084.7%68.2%74.4%
200995.3%76.7%73.5%
200897.9%73.3%73.2%
 
Reading Test
201082.5%67.1%64.1%
200982.6%66.9%64.5%
200867.3%59.7%61.6%
 
Writing Test
201072.1%63.2%61.8%
2009---
200861.3%56.2%57.3%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201090.2%80.7%78.0%
200979.5%75.7%75.7%
200870.6%64.3%72.3%
 
Reading Test
201090.3%73.6%68.8%
200985.2%70.1%67.6%
200869.1%62.7%66.9%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201082.2%72.4%77.9%
200981.2%69.5%75.3%
200873.7%65.1%70.6%
 
Reading Test
201086.8%70.5%73.5%
200982.6%66.5%71.4%
200880.0%68.0%70.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201082.0%71.1%75.2%
200974.5%68.0%71.3%
200872.2%59.2%70.3%
 
Reading Test
201093.2%80.9%81.9%
200990.8%74.1%80.5%
200890.0%74.0%78.3%
 
Science Test
201076.7%47.4%57.2%
200969.4%50.5%54.8%
200855.1%45.0%52.7%
 
Writing Test
201087.7%66.2%75.2%
2009---
200888.6%59.2%69.1%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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