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Samuel K Faust El School

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Posted April 6, 2014

Both my children attend this school. My daughter has been there for over five years. Although the school is economically disadvantaged and many of the students come from homes where English is not spoken the kids thrive under great leadership with a great principal and wonderful teachers. Another positive to mention is the diversity of the population and the tolerance and love kids of all races show for each other. A true melting pot - real America!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Both my children attended Faust from K to 5, and loved the School. The teachers are excellent and very supportive. Also the Pricipal is very good, friendly, and always encourages the kids to do their best. The school has a lot of after school and other programs that the students can get involved in. The school has a great atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

My granddaughter attends this school and has done very well. Wonderful Principal and a great staff of teachers.


Posted June 23, 2008

My son had a great experience his 6th grade year at Faust. All three teachers were great. The after school homework program was terrific and also the after school sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

Been through 3 school districts in two states over the last 6 years. I was very impressed with the special needs classroom and curriculum. Great teacher (Miss Colleen) and wonderful caring environment. Great conditions for learning.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
66%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners55%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners36%
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 Students67%
Female61%
Male71%
Black40%
Asian85%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
English language learners57%

Reading

All Students54%
Female63%
Male46%
Black32%
Asian62%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learners39%

Science

All Students72%
Female81%
Male65%
Black48%
Asian64%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
English language learners64%
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 Students78%
Female72%
Male87%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female72%
Male58%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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%
Female75%
Male86%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male60%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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
Hispanic 32% 9%
White 30% 71%
Black 22% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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