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Salem El School

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Posted December 9, 2013

Salem elem. is a very nice atmosphere for kids and the teachers really go out of their way for your child. I have 2 children in grades k and 4th and I absolutely love this school. One of my children has been to another school and Salem is hands down the one i'd strive to keep them in no matter what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

This is a wonderful school with a wonderful Principal, amazing teachers, and a very active PTO! I could not have picked a better Elementary school in our district to send my children to. Salem Elem has ALWAYS had a very active PTO who calls themselves S.E.S.A.M.E. Our school would not be as strong as it it with out the great work of the PTO's parent and teacher support. This is a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow where teachers, staff and parents work together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

We have three children who attend Salem Elementary and could not be more pleased with the staff, Principal and PTA (S.E.S.A.M.E.). They all go beyond to make every child's experience the best it can be. Salem is a great school that promotes learning and growth through a kind, caring staff, principal and Parent group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

Great teachers, wonderful new principal, the school really trys hard to serve their students needs! The parents that do get involved are incredible and work hard to support the educators and the students. Thank you to everyone that makes Salem the school it is..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Salem is a wonderful school where all three of my children have learned amazing things.....
—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.

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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
90%
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

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
79%

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

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 90% 71%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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810 East Tenth St
Berwick, PA 18603
Phone: (570) 759-6400

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