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Donegan El School

Public | K-5 | 352 students

 

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Posted July 13, 2009

I brought my kids here from New York City and have found the teachers to be a truly dedicated group who go above and beyond what they need to do. My kids love school and don't want to go back to New York.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

Since I moved here from Jersey.I find the teachers more in touch w/ the kids needs. A youger mind set in school. Also the kids are not forced to learn a second languege as young as Kdg. I do believe in teaching our kids more then one languege. When they have learned to read & write English 1st.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

A great group of teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 16, 2003

Donegan Elementary, at 1210 E. Fourth Street (not at the address listed anymore), should be complimented for consistently bringing the standards to a higher level. They are not even on the state's warning list, despite the socioeconomic status of the students. The teachers at Donegan are from a fine class of professionals, who overcome many obstacles which could stand in the way of a student's learning.


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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners47%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learners47%
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%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female79%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students60%
Female53%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female42%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female66%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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
Hispanic 78% 9%
Black 14% 15%
White 8% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1210 East 4th St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 866-0031

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