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Mosser El School

Public | PK-5 | 40 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2012

This school is by far the worse encounter I have had with Allentown School District. I have had more than one problem with them; ranging from head lice infestations to substitute teachers releasing the children from class early. I was pushed so far by them that I had to enroll my child in private school because I completely lost faith in Allentown School District public school system. I feel bad for the children who have to remain a student there as their classes hold up to 30 students at a time. Staff is incompetent and the principal does not believe in being accountable for anything that happens there. Moral ethics is a huge issue at this school and I hope for the sake of the children this school will get its act together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

My daughter was transferred to Mosser from Jackson and since she has started Mosser she has improved her reading and writing skills.The teachers really seem to care about the childs education and there well being! I am very pleased by the support my daughter gets from the school,another thing I like is that they call home when you need to know something about what is going on in the school! Thanks for all the support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I feel like the school should notify us (the parents) of things going on within the school ahead of time. Instead they tell us the day of, or the day after. I couldn't sign my daughter for dance classes because I got the paper about sign-ups the day after. I would also appreciate if the school would provide transportation to us parents who don't have cars and whos child/children are being bused form another far away school. If they have a special activity at school I can't even get there because I live so far away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

Mosser Elementary school has a low level of parent involvement which administration is trying to improve. There are many quality academic programs. The programs are run during and after school. They concentrate on reading and math. There are some extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2005

I have not had a very good experience with this school. They never call or send home papers to let you know what is going on with your child, I always have to initiate contact in order to find out anything. I also feel like the school does not have a very good curriculum and what they do have, they don't do a very good job with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school really cares about its students and it tries as hard as it can to makes sure that every student no matter what level of education they are at succeeds
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
51%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
13%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male44%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female61%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female28%
Male24%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students23%
Female23%
Male23%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 70% 9%
White 14% 71%
Black 13% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Peter Mayes
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (484) 765-5960

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Science
  • Technology
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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Allentown, PA 18109
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