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Calypso Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 301 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

Calypso Elementary School is the best because we one of the few in the state of Pennsylvania that all the kids walk to school because we are a community (neighborhood) school. Plus the staff work very well together & we do lots of fun & educational things with our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is truly a community school where the parents and teachers work together .
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

The staff truly cares about our children. We develop relationships with them and try to build on their strengths and celebrate their accomplishments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

My son will be attending kindergarten in '09-'10, so all I have for now is first impressions. I met the principal, Dr. Elizabeth Conard, who impresses me as a competent captain of her ship. I'm also impressed with the guidance counselor, Mrs. Carol Shaud, who is genuinely interested in and concerned with the children. She is very well informed. And I like the small school size. I don't feel my son will be lost in a 'mill'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Calypso is very big on parent involvement, very community oriented, and really tries to get to know the families. I am so glad that my child goes here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

I live two blocks from Calypso. I went to school there over thirty years ago and bought a house in the neighborhood so my children could attend. The neighborhood is diverse with many mansions a block away on Prospect Ave. There are apartments a few blocks away on Lehigh St. I would imagine that is why the numbers are so high for free lunches as all my neighbors are fairly affluent and send their children there. My 6 year old is currently in first grade and gets a small amount of homework every night but Friday and I can say that she has become quite a good reader and is learning a lot. There are no issues with discipline. The teachers are all well qualified. and friendly. Bethlehem is a top 100 place to live in 2006 Money Magazine and West Bethlehem is one of the best neighborhoods to live.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
50%
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%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female89%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
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

Math

All Students77%
Female65%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female60%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female65%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female78%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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 57% 71%
Hispanic 30% 8%
Black 11% 15%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1021 Calypso Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: (610) 691-0152

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