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Sheridan El School

Public | 1-5 | 688 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2009

I am a parent. I think that the teachers and staff at Sheridan go above and beyond their job responsibilities. They are so great with the students. I have nothing but positive things to say about the school, the staff, the safety, and appearance. Everything is on target the way it should be. My appreciation goes out to all who make this possible. You get 5 stars from me.
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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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
21%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners14%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learners39%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners15%

Science

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners15%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male49%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students47%
Female60%
Male37%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students24%
Female41%
Male12%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learners0%
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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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 74% 9%
White 12% 71%
Black 11% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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521 North 2nd St
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: (484) 765-4881

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