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Cornwells El School

Public | K-6 | 587 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2014

My son has just started going to this school and so far everything is looking good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My grandson attends Cornwell, I find the teachers caring, understanding, wanting the best for the students.


Posted February 23, 2012

I would like to say this school is aweful. If your kids go here, please withdraw them after reading. My mother student taught here and was recently ask to discontinue coming. While my mother student taught here she was ganged up on and torn down by so called teachers in a unperfessional manor. If the teacher had a problem with my mother instead of confronting her, she got all her teacher friends to gang up on her by them coming into the classroom, taking my mom out in the hallway, and telling her she was not confident and unprepared. On the schools part, my mother would come home crying about how they mistreated the students in need of special education. They yelled at kids for not having their hands by their side while walking in the hallway, oh and if any talking they were screamed at. School yard time was taking away because the lunch mothers didn't feel like taking them outside. Instead of going outside, they sat silently in their seats and read. This school might seem as though they got their stuff together but behind closed doors your kids are being treated like a product and not a student. Dont put your student through the pain my mother and other students here gone through
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

Cornwells is a great school! The teachers are great! I love how they are so serious about the bully free policy too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

This is the best elementary school in bensalem school district. The teachers go above and beyond for there students! Excelent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I love this school, great program, great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Cornwells is a absolutly amazing school. My daughter loved it. I couldn't have chosen any better school district. Teachers were unbelivable. Principal , Dennis Jone , was the Best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

We have the National Distinguished Principal of the Year in Pennsylvania for 2005-2006. what more do we have to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

I think this school is wonderful! The teacher's & staff are great! I have also attended this school when I was a child & have many lovely memories. Keep up the awesome work Cornwells.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2003

I have 2 kids in Cornwells and a third on the way in Sept. 04 I love it and could not be happier with the teachers and staff. It has to be the best elementary school in this district.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

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 77% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female82%
Male100%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 76% 71%
Black 10% 15%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School counslor
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
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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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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Programs

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School counslor
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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2215 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 750-2800

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