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Posted October 10, 2010

I love this school because the people that my kids see everyday are like a big family and my kids love to get up and get going!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

Recently new to the area, my husband and I were nervous about having our children start at new schools. We were blessed that they were able to attend Washington. Our son had Ms. Andes in 2nd grade and she did a fantastic job. His reading scores rose each quarter and he has developed into a much better reader! She also had the student s complete fun and educational projects that made learning fun! Communication between home and school was so important to us and we found that a plus at this school.
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Posted December 4, 2008

This school is terrible. The teachers only care about retirement. They have no idea how to relate to children, with the exception of the kindergarten teacher. They are terrific. The education is poor. It is a state wide problem. Pa school have never been on the tops schools in America that newsweek puts out every year. If the caliber of people in Bangor is any indication of the quality of education that the students receive, then the school system needs to step up and care about the qaulity of education and not about saving a buck. I can only hope that in another year I can save enough money to send my child to a private school.
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Posted June 29, 2007

My son will start 2nd grade and my daughter, kindergarten. We have only good things to say about the school. There are many volunteers (mainly parents)who assist in the day to day runnings of the school. We all seem to strive for the same thing, to provide a fun educational cuuiculum that all can exceed in...
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Posted February 8, 2005

I love this school! Miss Horne is my son's 3rd grade teacher. She does an outstanding job! My son's grades are excellent! Alot of personal attention is given to meet students needs. Mrs. Burnette the reading teacher is wonderful as well. Overall I think this is a GREAT school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

This is a wonderful little school. Everyone I know who has had the opportunity to attend Washington Township Elementary has fond memories of the school. Everybody knows everybody. From the principal and teachers to the students and parents to the cafeteria staff and janitor - every child knows and loves everyone! Every child should be able to begin their learning years in such a positive and secure learning environment! What a crucial stepping stone to the world of academics!
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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

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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
White 91% 71%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bangor, PA 18013
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