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Cetronia School

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Posted June 9, 2014

unfortunately this school has been disappointing us more and more. certain teachers are great but the ones where conflict arises nothing gets accomplished by bringing it to the attention of the principal...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

All schools should be this good. Excellent, engaged teachers, administrators and support staff. An active PTO. Art, music, gym and library specials. Fun events and activities all year 'round. Just nothing bad to say about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

Excellent school, great teachers, fantastic principal. Better than Lehigh Christian Academy. and Cetronia is not even a christian school, and they don't point the finger to just one child when misbehave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Cetronia Elementary is a wonderful school to start your young one in education. The teachers are very interested in what is best for your child. My daughter struggled with Math in 3rd grade and was picked up by a 1st year teacher. I was fortunate to have this teacher again teach my child as he was reassigned to 5th grade. He worked with my daughter until she got it, then introduced me to having her screened to see what her problem is. These teachers not only care about the education but care about the kids. Halloween is a wonderful experience for them as they parade outside the school yard. The order and politeness of the school shines and your student will grow into a wonderful student and will be prepared for the Middle School and High Schools Years at the most Prestigious Parkland HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

1st year at the school, we came from overseas, our child started in 2nd grade and was put in the ESL program. Great school, teachers and activities. Quality of the installations and materials available. 20 kids per class is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

This is an excellent elementary school, and one of the reasons we built our home in the Parkland School District in 2000, is because it is one of the top school districts in the entire state of Pennsylvania, and we feel the top district in the Lehigh Valley. The teachers are great, as is the overall leadership. Cannot possibly ask for more in an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

We have been very happy with Cetronia this year. My daughter transferred there from a private school and fit in almost instantly. Her teacher (a 30-year veteran whose teaching style is still fresh and enthusiastic) was very understanding and nurturing, and I felt welcome at the school and in her classroom at all times. Parent involvement is welcomed. The facilities are nice, with a bright, airy library, a spacious art room and a new gym. Cetronia was a National Blue Ribbon school in 1998-1999 under the leadership of its longtime principal, who passed away last year. The new principal seems committed to keeping the school on track with what works, but time will tell.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)88%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female77%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 3%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Black 4% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 351-5860

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