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Spring Garden Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 525 students

 
 

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Posted January 21, 2011

This is my fifth year as a SG parent and I'm happy to say I have 4 more to go! The teachers are wonderful, some are obviously better than others but they all have their strength. The school is wonderfully diverse and has an active PTA that is always sponsoring fun things like Family Fun Nights and Doughnut Days and such. The big downside is SG feeds EVERY middle school in the district and it makes it one sad last day for the fifth graders! But - I had my daughter in a small private school for two years before I started her at SG and I can say the SG package is so much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

We love this school, it has really been a wonderful year for our son!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

Overall, we had a god experience at SG. We enjoyed the yearly school wide theme concept, visiting authors, student council and music program. The teachers run the school and are its heart. I loved the PTA events and acivities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

This is a great school. I have had a great experience here. All the teachers are great and the PTA is active. We have many field trips because of them. The assemblies are great. If you or your child is a Kindergardener or a 1st grader, you or your child will get an older student to be your buddy and help you with things such as reading. It is overall a great school, and I am a student there so I know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2007

My daughter had a great experience at Spring Garden. Most of her teachers were top notch. Severeal were near retirement but provided her with what she needed to succeed. The PTA was very active and was always doing new things. She already misses SG!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I have nephews/nieces in other local schools and I feel that Spring Garden is one of the better schools in the area. The teachers and parents communication is fantastic, the academics is spot-on, and the variety of things they offer my child is wonderful. I'm totally pleased with the learning, teaching, and environment at Spring Garden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

My child's experience was not great here. In large part, the experience depends on the teacher to which your child is assigned. This year she has an awesome teacher, but for 2 or 3 years, she had teachers who were on the verge of retirement and there was little to no creativity in the classroom. Additionally, the SG administration is not helpful w/regard to learning difficulties. If your child doesn't easily fall into a readily identifiable category for an IEP, then you will have difficulty w/this administration. My child was on the edge and we had to advocate strongly to get the school's attention w/regard to behavior issues. Parent involvement is great here, as is the PTA. Again, don't expect this administration to be proactive if your child doesn't fit neatly into a category.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

Excellent school. Great teachers and students. Lot's of parent involvement and a good mix of students from various backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

SG provided us with several great years for my children. Mrs.Rucker, Mrs. Villani, Mr.DePietro, and Mrs. Brennan, were absolutely awesome for all of my kids. They allowed me to come in and be a part of my children's class. My children got more than just an education from these outstanding teachers. We will miss being at SG. (Negatives: Overall code of conduct needs revamping and the knowledge of recycling as the law, needs reviewing in BASD)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

Both of my children attended Spring Garden Elem, K - 5. I have been exceptionally pleased with the quality of education that they received, the wrap around daycare services that are available and the care, concern and nurturing that went into my children's education. I can't say enough good things about this school and its' very capable staff. The only negative thing that I can mention is that this school feeds into 2 different middle schools. It's tough when your child falls on the other side of the dividing line from his closest friends of 6 years. We will miss you, Spring Garden!
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
86%
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

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female89%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female98%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 65% 71%
Hispanic 16% 8%
Black 12% 15%
Asian 7% 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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Bethlehem, PA 18017
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