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Cleveland El School

Public | K-5 | 273 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

Cleveland Elementary School is one of the Allentown City School District's inner-city schools. The school district does all it can to support its underprivileged students and their families, many of whom do not speak English and are struggling to learn it. More than half of students at Cleveland are Latino. Cleveland School is also struggling academically rating a 3 out of 10. However it rates 4 stars from past student and parent reviews. Most if not all of the students' families live at or below the federal poverty level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

This school need a lot of improvement , comunication between parents and staff , the principal sometimes talk to you but sometimes he pass by and pretend the he doesn't know you , teachers years before they used to go outside and watch the kid now in this days they can see the kids outside running and jumping fighting and pushing each others and don't care they just care about the pay check
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I love cleveland school. But this school, the staff and the teachers are so beautiful. Is a fantastic school. Thank you. Sra rodriguez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I had both my children in Cleveland Elemetary School. The principal and teachers go out of their way to work with each child to build the strenghts. As well help them in areas they may have weakness. They make sure the parents are involved and made aware of improvements the school may be going through. Cleveland School incourages the parents to be involved in the day to day activities in the school, so it may benefit the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

I am a former Cleveland student and I loved that school. I wish it was also a high school. I went there for 3rd and 4th grade and I am now in 8th grade. Cleveland was my first base. We had so much fun. All the staff was always trying there best for kids to exceed their limits. We went to so many trips. At Cleveland, I was taught so much of what I know today. I now go to school and New York and when I got here in the 5th grade people were like 'wow' when they seen how much I knew at my age. I knew things 7th graders didnt know. Cleveland was the best choice my mother made because by making things fun but at the same time staying on top of things and being focused, Cleveland staff helped me achieve goals I never would have achieved.-Thankyou!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 21, 2004

This school needs money. Many of the teachers don't know common spanish phrase which I feel is needed in a school where over half of the students are Hispanic. Many students come from spanish speaking countries and know little or no English. The teachers who don't know spanish get frustrated and they don't help the students feel welcomed into the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

my daughter has gone to cleveland from the time she hit 1st grade and now she is in 3 rd grade and i have never had problem with anybody there and the staff i think they're doing a good job
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
29%
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 Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female23%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female65%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students50%
Female45%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female46%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female46%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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 66% 9%
Black 20% 15%
Two or more races 7% 2%
White 6% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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424 North 9th St
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: (484) 765-4821

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