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East Penn School District

GreatSchools Rating: 8 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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800 Pine St
Emmaus, PA 18049
Lehigh County
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PH: (610) 966-8333

  • Grades K-12
  • 8033 students
  • 11 schools

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 86% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 87% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

Math
 88% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 87% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 86% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 91% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 93% (2009)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

Math
 89% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 91% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 76% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 79% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

Writing
 80% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 78% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

Math
 77% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 77% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 78% (2008)
 78% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

Math
 81% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 85% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 87% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 93% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 89% (2008)
 85% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Science
 81% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 70% (2009)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

Writing
 88% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

Math
 92% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 80% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

Science
 52% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 53% (2010)
 56% (2009)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Writing
 89% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 95% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

Math
 66% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science.
  • The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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 PSSA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
Black80%
Asian84%
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%

MathThis District
All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black80%
Asian92%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black83%
Asian97%
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%

ScienceThis District
All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black77%
Asian97%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
English language learners64%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black91%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black59%
Asian75%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%

WritingThis District
All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black73%
Asian89%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%

MathThis District
All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black52%
Asian79%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black53%
Asian89%
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%

MathThis District
All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black63%
Asian93%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black83%
Asian92%
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%

MathThis District
All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black70%
Asian92%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black90%
Asian98%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%

ScienceThis District
All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black60%
Asian86%
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%

WritingThis District
All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black91%
Asian98%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%

MathThis District
All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black91%
Asian98%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Black42%
Asian89%
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%

ScienceThis District
All Students52%
Female47%
Male57%
Black12%
Asian71%
Hispanic20%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%

WritingThis District
All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black86%
Asian91%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%

MathThis District
All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black35%
Asian86%
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science.
  • The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Pennsylvania: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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