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Parkway Manor School

Public | K-5 | 511 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

This is a terrific elementary school. We have been delighted with the teachers and other staff, and with the school-wide attitude -- which comes from the top -- of striving for excellence in all aspects of the educational program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

My daughter has gone to this school for 4 years now and it is fantastic. I am an educator (university professor) and have very high standards for education and Parkway Manor meets or exceeds my expectations on all counts. The teachers are dedicated and skilled and the principal runs an excellent organization. They dedicate considerable resources regardless of a student's ability (low, high, or anywhere in between). I have a colleague who sent his kids to the well-known private school in the area, and after we compared experiences he had wished his kids were at this school (he regrettably lived in East Penn). Prior to moving to the area, I met with principals and administrators at 5 different schools in Parkland and East Penn. I preferred Parkland to East Penn hands down, and this is the elementary school I liked the best in Parkland. Other points: great gifted program and math program, takes bullying seriously, a lot of fun activities (my daughter added this). There was a house in E. Penn that we liked a lot but passed on it to be at Parkway Manor instead. Excellent choice - kids education is just too important. My other K-5 preferences are Kernsville & Fogelsville.
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Posted April 14, 2008

We over the moon about Parkway Manor. We switched my daughter from Catholic School to Parkway Manor after kindergarten and have never regretted making that decision. Here first and second grade teachers were incredible!!!
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Posted March 17, 2008

We moved so that our child could go to this school. We had heard many great things about it and also did a ton of research. But what we hadn't heard or read about is the fact that some teachers' attitudes are based on old-school child development philosophies and pedagogies and insensitivity to cultural differences and the relationships between ESL and perceptions of intelligence. We had one horrific experience with one teacher. On the other hand, there are some absolutely exceptional and enlightened teachers in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I have 2 kids in this school - very happy so far!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 19% 3%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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768 Parkway Rd
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 351-5850

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