Student Achievement

In keeping with the mission of MTSD, principals, program consultants, teachers and other district personnel analyze student data to plan and write curriculum; organize and deliver instruction; supplement curriculum to provide for the needs of individual students;  select resources;  and plan and write assessments that provide ongoing information about student growth. We continue to strive to create an environment where all students will grow, learn and succeed.

The district provides information about its student achievement results at public board meetings and to each school’s parent group.

PSSA Results

In Pennsylvania, the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) tests are used to measure a student’s attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards.  Students in grades 3-8 take the PSSA tests every spring.

Below are the percentages of all students in the district Grades 3-8 who scored Proficient or Advanced in the subject area assessments: Reading, Mathematics, Science and Writing.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides an official comprehensive report card for each district and school in the Commonwealth.  To view this report card or to find more information regarding the district and school performance, please visit Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website and search for information by district.




Pennsylvania Keystone Exams

The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content.  Currently, any student enrolled in a Keystone related course must participate in the exams.  Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra 1, Literature and Biology Keystone Exams to graduate.  Students who did not achieve proficiency on the subject-related Keystone test prior to the end of the 11th grade year, must re-take the test.                                                   

*MTHS Proficiency:         Algebra 1- 60.2%                         Biology – 69.4%                        Literature -72.6%


Celebrating the Class of 2015

2015 Advanced Placement Exams

296 students took a total of 531 exams

85% of the class received a score of 3 or higher

17% of the class received a score of five (highest possible score)


84% of the class plans to continue their education

71.6% of the class accepted offers to 4-year colleges

12.4% of the class accepted offers to 2-year colleges/Specialized Schools

1.2% of the class plans on entering the Armed Forces


National Merit Program

Class of 2015:  2 Finalists, 2 Semi-finalists, 5 Commended


MT SAT Scores

86% of the Class of 2015 took the SAT

MT Class of 2015:                Reading Avg: 534                Math Avg: 544                    Writing Avg: 512

PA State Avg:                       Reading Avg:499                Math Avg: 504                    Writing Avg: 482

Nation Avg:                          Reading Avg: 495               Math Avg: 511                      Writing Avg: 484

MT Total Avg Score: 1590


International Baccalaureate Program (IB Program)

Class of 2015:  19 MTHS students earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma for a 90% graduation rate.  The international pass rate is 78%.