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Washington-Jefferson El School

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Posted July 25, 2011

I love Washington-Jefferson School. I have been very pleased every year. I have one daughter who completed all grades (K-6) and another daughter who has so far completed K-4 at W&J. So far I have liked every teacher my girls have had. Quite a few of the teachers have even been exceptional. In fact, when my youngest daughter had pneumonia, her teacher brought her gifts in the hospital and said she would be praying for her. (Amen to that in this day and age!) We have had the same principal for the past seven years and he has always given me the impression that he truly cares about the students. The school is located in a rather poor part of the city. There are a lot of challenges for the teachers and principal in dealing with the students and families. I think they do an excellent job in the most important areas. Perfect....No. But I see the great effort they put forth in trying to do their best for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

I like the school as a whole. But they need to let the parents get more invoved. Also they need more fund raisers so that they can have more oppertunitys for field trips. My son has a IEP he is starting 4th grade this fall and still is having alot of trouble withr reading. I feel if they would have tested he a year sooner then they did he maybe doing better. I started asking for him to be tested in kindergarden. And he even did kindergarden twice so he is behind that way also. His teachers seem to really wont to help but for some reason are ot help is much as I feel they can. Hope our kids have a great year this school year.
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%

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

All Students89%
Female82%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students68%
Female81%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female69%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female56%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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 Students80%
Female88%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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
White 85% 71%
Black 12% 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

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