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Russell C Struble El School

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Posted January 30, 2013

I agree with the previous review. My son had a wonderful teacher in kindergarten and first grade. Having a good teacher is key to your child's learning at the elementary level. His second grade teacher was awful. It was apparent she had lost the passion and patience to teach. She did more yelling than teaching and this was completely overlooked by the principal. I pulled my son out of Struble after two months of her verbal abuse. He is an honor roll student thanks to an amazing teacher and wonderful staff and faculty that truly care about their students. Go School Lane Charter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

My son attended Struble from kindergarten to 4th grade. He only connected with two teachers. Kindergarten was a fabulous year and taught by a wonderful man. First grade was an excellent year taught by another inspiring teacher. Second grade the teacher yelled at the kids all day. Third grade was only up to par when taken over for an extended period by a substitute who was young and energetic, still full of excitement for the students and classwork. Yet in fourth grade his teacher was clueless and could have used an student teacher helping all year. The school has a undeniable bullying problem, which I'm sure stems from the rude parents. Poor implimentation of the gifted program but spearheaded by a wonderful, passionate woman. Struble is a decent school for an average kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

The school has way to meny Bullys and needs to stop please help My granddUGHTER COMES HOME EVERYDAY CRYING please tell the parents to talk to there children thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

Struble is a great school. The principal and the teachers are always there for the kids and the parents. The office staff is wonderful, they are always helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

Struble is a great elementary school. Teachers work great with parents; and the new principal has a genuine interest in listening to parent's suggestions and making Struble a school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2009

the staff has an attitude problems. very very disrespectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

My 2 older children have attended Struble now they are in Shafer and Bensalem high. I really miss my Struble days.. I loved the teachers and by far feel that it was the best of the 6 elementary schools in the township. My daughter is gifted so she also attended Belmont also a good school but just not the same as Struble. I have a 4 year old and cant wait till she starts Struble!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

Should actually be a 4.5 to be really fair. The school is currently 'between principals' which means that some things are on hold. For the most part it's an excellent school, with great teachers and staff, but really needs work on its anti-bullying program. Leadership here would help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I had 3 children attend Stuble and it was a wonderful experience for all of them. The teachers were wondeful and I couldn't have picked a better school for them to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

My son has attended this school since kindergarten. In the last year and a half he has sustained two injuries that required hospitalization, one of which required five days in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The office staff is judgemental, constantly attitudinal and seem to think they are doing you a favor by just coming to work. I am sure that there are a few good teachers, but I have yet to meet them. Though the district has a policy on bullying, it is not enforced. Bullies are swept under the rug so that this school can retain it's 'excellent' status. Communication between the teachers and parents is nil. My son's class size is 27 children to one teacher. The 'we're a team' facade that this school and district is creating is ridiculous at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Good , teachers but were not the best, could of involved the parents more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
81%
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

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
29%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students88%
Female82%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female53%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female80%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black75%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black42%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Black42%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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

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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 69% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 3%
Black 8% 15%
Hispanic 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bensalem, PA 19020
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