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Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 591 students

 

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Posted December 8, 2007

My daughter has been attending school lane since kindergarten ( she's in sixth grade now ) and I can honestly say I have loved all of her teachers. They get better and better every year. Yes the school has een through alot of changes over the years but the school is still very new. They are building and growing and learning what works and what doesnt. As far as fighting and bullies that happens everywhere. And I just dont think its that common at school lane , at least according to my daughter. And as for preparing them for middlre school what school has spanish in grade school? Or this much diversity and tolerance. Anyway just wanted to give my opinion. By the way, I always see Mrs. Shcade every time I go in there, shes at all the events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I like some things about the school, but there are some major disappointments as well. If you're looking for a child/parent friendly school, this may not be the choice for you. In my experience with dealing with child/parent/teacher issues, the administration(principal/disciplinarian) has always sided with the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

I love this school. My son has Mrs. Wallover, who I think is the best kindergarten teacher they have this year. Mrs. Jacoby is a great support in the class. My son has also received speech therapy with wonderful results so far thanks to Mrs. Caniglia. I am so thankful that the teachers are so caring and compassionate. My only concern would be how some of the older students treat the staff, and the lack of discipline. I do believe these things are being addressed and will get better. I would like to thank all the staff for the hard work they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

I absolutely love School Lane, The only flaw that I have noticed is the lack of disciplinary action in the case of a child bullying or disrupting other class mates. I truly hope this can be fixed before this wonderful learning facility is ruined by the lack of consequences that unruly students face. This is unfair to the rest and majority of students who are there to learn and enjoy the school environment. I really like the principle however I feel that she is the one to make the difference and so far has not done so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I only have good things to say about School Lane. My daughter's teacher Mrs. Shuster, who she has had for both kindergarden and first grade has been wonderful. Mrs Beth Shuster has such dedication to the children, her teaching is great and when you stop in the children are always polite and well behaved. She has alot of patience and makes every child feel special, she shows interest in them and the children love her. I hope the up coming years are just as great at School Lane. The Walsh Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

Great school with great foreign language program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

School Lane started out great it had a great staff and a very dedicated principle. Sadly the board replaced that principle due to personal issues. The school has been consistantly going down hill since. The lack of discipline is so frustrating,I have seen a kid kick another kid in the groin so hard that he fainted and was foaming at the mouth,nothing was done. This kid was back in school the next day. Most of the great original staff was either not invited back or just left due to all the changes and now we are left with some teachers who have little to no patience or are just there until something better comes along. Almost all the original families that started with the school have pulled their children and put them back in public school. The principle is locked in her office 24/7. Maybe if she opened the the door she would know whats going on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

Herbert Hoover School in Langhorne is a great school. The teachers (at least the ones I have dealt with) were great. They have an awsome PTO and they work so hard for this school. We have never had a problem and I would say the extracurricular activities outshine other schools 10 fold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

This is the best school my children have been to. My daugther in 7th grade switched in 5th grade from Saint Anselm's and enjoys it and learns much more. My son is in kindergarten and is giving the special atention he needs. Their grades are above averange from the learning they get. One of my daughter's daily subjects is spanish which is remarkable. Some of their special subjects are music where they learn how to play the keyboard, fine arts,and P.E. They also have a large computer lab and wonderful libary. This is the greatest school a kid can go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The Middle School Curriculum is lacking basic background to prepare students for high school. Teachers are typically young and inexperienced with little classroom management skills. My children have transferred out, I expected them to graduate from School Lane prepared to face the next steps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

I really like the enviroment of School Lane. I think the teachers really care about the student's progress. However, there is quite a bit of problem students that disrupt the classroom making it hard for serious students to focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

This school is wonderful the staff is excellent and welcoming to all students old and new. The children are respectful to each other and welcoming to new students. I know this first hand because my child started in mid school year and she felt very comfortable. everyone accepted her with no problems. I am very happy that my children go to this wonderful school.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%
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 80% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
74%
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 76% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black67%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black50%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
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%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female56%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black55%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male54%
Black46%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female50%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female83%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 3%
Black 13% 15%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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