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School Lane Cs

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 591 students

 

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Posted January 3, 2014

It's a very educational place. there is bullying but that happens in every school no matter what. Every students learns advanced things nd there is no ap classes so everyone learns everything. It is pretty strict nd I have been here since kindergarten me nd my parents love it. The teachers care and it's a good school. I hope others will enjoy as much as I do.


Posted November 9, 2013

With the turnover in staff it has become less a learning environment and more a playground with big bullies. The young teachers are inexperienced and it shows! The older yeachers seem tired. I have witnessed first hand thw bullying of bigger kids to smaller kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

We are new to the school and it has been nothing but a great transition. I called over the summer months with questions and had quick responses. I am very impressed & nothing impresses me more than to see happy kids at the end of a school day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

I was very disappointed in the counseling that my son received from the school guidance counselor in dealing with a problem. He was basically told to "deal with it". I found this to be very callous and unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

This is my son's first year at School Lane and it is just amazing!!! We are so proud of his achievements academically and socially. He has transformed into a kid that dreaded going to school and is now the kid that looks forward to being there! The faculty and staff is so caring and they work so hard in the car line every morning to make sure your child safely enters the building and that means so much considering that tragic events that have unfortunately occured within our schools. A special thanks to Mrs. Krause for making third grade so great! You are an exceptional teacher and my son speaks highly of you. Highest recommendations for School Lane Charter School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

What can I say about School Lane Charter School......World Class Education by World Class Teachers! 5 Stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

I have 2 children that attend SLCS. I love it & my kids love it! The teachers are 2nd to none & I am extremely proud to be a part of the SLCS community. With all the emphasis on bullying & the prevention of it, parents should know that education about bullying isn't limited to school. I am involved with my children. I talk to them, I teach them at home about respect, honesty, & consideration of others. Bullying doesn't take place because the teachers or administration just let it happen. Bullying is an issue all over because there are parents that are NOT involved with their children. Not only are they NOT involved, but they do not want to take responsibility for their problematic, disruptive children in the first place. They want to blame it on someone else. Shame on you. Teach your kids some manners & respect. Show some discipline at home & maybe we wouln't have bullying issues in any school. If you DO take responsibility for your child, then BRAVO to you! Keep up the good work & encourage your child/children to continue to be "the better person".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

My ONLY complain is THE BULLYING IS TAKEN SO LIGHTLY. I'm tired of my kids coming home upset and crying. I feel like the school should disciple better. Especially after the rise in bullying suicide. I WONT LET IT GET THAT FAR!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

My son is in Kindergarten and I feel that they do a great job. It is a little hard because the teachers do not communicate to the parents as much as his daycare did, but I guess that is because they are to busy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

School Lane Chater School is a pretty good school. Everyone is respectful and the teachers do a excellent job !!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

My children went to this school for a couple of years. I decided to take them out of SLCS after my child was being bullied over and over again. I talked to the school about it and they said they would handle it but it just continued. I called again to discuss it and they said it would be handled but it continued some more. This school always talks about the anti-bully policy they go by but it is not the case. I would like my children to go to school to learn and not have to deal with these issues on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

We are very happy with our decision to send our 2 children to SchoolLane Charter. Our 7th grader and 2nd grader are doing very well here. They've attended since kindergarten. They are learning to work hard doing the homework and projects which seem to be pretty time consuming at times. But as a working parent, I realize that nothing is going to come easy for our children, and moving on to high school and college has its own challenges. So the amount of work they do and learning time management now will better prepare them for the real world. I believe the teaching staff is very talented and the support staff is very helpful. Least we forget, parental input at home and through volunteer hours as well, we can make this a caring environment work better for all of our kids. I'm proud to say my children attend SLCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

I've been a SLCS parent since the very beginning(1998). I think the school is a great learning environment. But, I do feel that they lack very seriously with disciplinary actions against bullying. They need to crack down more in this department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I've been a student at SLCS for nine years (since kindegarten) and I have to say it was all the worth while. I'm in my final stages of this school, and I have to say, I'm going to miss it all. I guess as a student, I couldn't wait to get out of here, but when I think about it, this school really brought me and my classmates into a family. We really work well together, and at the same time, learn so much academically. If something could change, I think middle school should not only switch teachers, but the students in the class. This way, the students get used to 49 kids instead of 24. The teachers are great. Sure, they seem mean, but they are doing their best to make sure we get a good education. I will miss this school terribly, and I will come back and visit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2008

Our family has been part of the School Lane Community since 2001 and I can honestly say, without hesitation, that we could not have picked a better school for our children. The teachers are remarkable and their care and dedication to EVERY student is unmatched. Our children have truly been blessed to be part of this wonderful learning environment. The only thing that would make this school better would be 9th-12th grades! Thank you School Lane Charter School! Keep up the great work! The Bailey Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

Sensing my 1st grader and 5th grader to school lane has been the best thing I could have done for my children they love it they and are learning so much. There teachers are wonderful and I am very thank to them for all there hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I am a student at School Lane Charter School (SLCS) and I have to admit that I really appreciate it. I don't like the way the school is run sometimes, but as an 8th grader that's the way of life. Anyway, I love the fact that I get a good education in a comfortable environment. SLCS is a wonderful school and I do recommend that many people look into it and try to get your children in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2008

My son is going to first grade now.Our experience in Kindergarten was wonderful.His teachers Mrs. Shuster and Mrs. Browne are actively involved in the child's development and what is wonderful is He will have the same teachers in first grade.We thank the wonderful teachers for all the hard work they are putting in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten and is now enerting the 8th grade. My husband & I have been very happy about our decision to send her to this charter school.. Yes, the school has been through many changes, but I as a parent choose to get involve and stay involed. With the quaility of education she has receiv we feel as though she will suceed no matter what high school we choose to send her to upon her graduation from School Lane. Over the years we have found the principal, teachers & support staff to be activitly involved with the students. There have been some rough times, but I have seen issues addressed, and changes made!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My son has Miss.M she is the 7th grade teacher there she is so polite and also a wonderful teacher
—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.

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83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%

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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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Bensalem, PA 19020
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