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Penn-Lincoln El School

Public | K-6 | 399 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

My child has attended this school for 3 years. It was great until the merge of the schools occurred. Now it's the worst!!! The teachers are great despite having too large of classes (my child has 33 students in the class). The principal is okay I suppose. Bullying is a HUGE issue and nothing is done about it, lice outbreaks occur ALL the time and even worse. ... don't ever expect to be notified of ANYTHING that pertains to YOUR child, unless of course the school is looking for money!! Complete joke of a school. If it weren't for the awesome teachers, I would have never have kept my child here. Next year, she'll go elsewhere!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

Ive had multiple children attend this school. Most of the staff is very friendly,and will go above and beyond what is expected, although there is child favoritism.There are too many assemblies held that constantly recognize only certain children,usually the same children. Bullying is too often ignored and the school is too overcrowded. Parking is a real problem here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

The teachers, staff and the principal are dedicated to the education of their students. The students are very proud of their school and the parents that are involved are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I really LOVE..Penn Lincoln. I think it takes help from everyone to have a quality school. I think instead of focusing on negative sterotypes people need to roll up their sleaves and help be the solution not the problem...a little less talking and a little more working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I love Pennlincoln because the staff is decated very well mannered. My daughters had a church musical and there teachers came. They took time out of there home life to come. They are very easy to get a hold of if any concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My oldest child has ADHD and I do not feel that the teachers are educated enough about cildren with this issue. I do not feel that Mr Duffet acts as a principal. Any time you have an issue or question he refers you someone else. My daughter is very smart and the work that they do is not challenging at all. She tends to bored with the work. We lived in TX then moved here and the work she did in K-garden she did in 1st grade here. Changes need to be made at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

The work that my kindergarten child gets does not challenge her. She is doing the same work that she was given in Headstart/Preschool. She is bored in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I would not recommend this school because I do not feel that they challenge the students enough. I also don't believe that they have control of there students when they all run around yelling when the teacher is trying to teacher. Games such as connect four and shots and ladders have nothing to do with geography!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

Highest compliments to Ms. Skelley 4th grade teacher. She was in contact with me often so we could work together for progress in the individual academic, social, and emotional needs. We are grateful for such a caring teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I am a single mom of 3 kids and the teachers at Penn Lincoln are great, they really do care. Thanks so much to all the teachers that has had 2 of my 3 girls you have been alot of help and support for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
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 77% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students78%
Female68%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female60%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students85%
Female78%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female50%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 Students54%
Female41%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female65%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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
White 83% 71%
Black 15% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Speech and language therapist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Altoona, PA 16602
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