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Fountain Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 623 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2013

im a student here and i just wanted to say it is really great here and im new this year... first day i was there, i made like 15 friends!


Posted November 3, 2012

NO COMPLAINTS... :) THE TEACHERS AND THE STAFF ARE VERY NICE. THE WAY THEY TECH MY CHILD REALLY WORK AND SHE ENJOY TO LEARN THE WAY THEY DO IT...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

We moved from Brooklyn about 10 months ago. It's been a great experience for my two grandsons. The teachers and the whole personnel are been great to us since the first day. thanks you all


Posted October 26, 2010

My children love FH.. We transfered from a catholic private school due to financial reasons two years ago. Both my children were welcomed with warm friendly smiling faces. FH has a well rounded education. We are very proud our school, and all the hard working careing teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

We have a great school that goes above and beyond for our students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Because the teachers in the school actually care about their students academics! I feel those teachers care more about their students than the children's parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The school has a dedicated group of teachers that do there best for a very diverse clientele
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Fountain Hill Elementary has the best teachers. They are caring, helpful, and always willing to go the extra mile to help the students. They are just too wonderful for words!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our youngest nephew attends Fountain Hill Elementary School and loves it.


Posted December 21, 2008

My children used to attend this school. I moved because of their inadaquate skills. My children are doing so much better in school and they actually like going now. Im glad I moved. Please check this school out before you send your children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

My son use to go to freemansburg elementary and hated school now he is in fountain hill and enjoys every day there. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Pros: Teachers who care and commit to students and MANY programs offered after school Cons: My gut tells me MUCH more time in the classroom is spent on discipline rather than education. What a


Posted April 22, 2008

I am a paraprofessional at Fountain Hill Elementary and I believe that it is the best school in the district. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else. The students are a joy to work with. It is exciting to see them enter kindergarten at Fountain Hill then work hard through all the grade levels and then have to say 'goodbye' at their 'graduation ceremony in the fifth grade. We do all become a family. There are transient students but they are in the minority. Fountain Hill is a great school, where all staff members care about our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

The school has a lot of activities for children to participate in after school. The teachers and staff and nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

A very transient school populatation; students are coming and going quite frequently. The school itself is old and not in top shape, but I believe the faculty and staff are trying to make the best with what limited resources they have. Parents are not very involved in the school, but are welcome to be involved in many ways. A very diverse population, composed of mostly minority students. The school takes on many student teachers each year. A full day Kindergarten program has been implemented, although the quality of it is questionable. This is not a bad school, but it is not top notch either; probably a 5 out of 10 max.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2003

Fountain Hill is a great place for a child to learn. I myself went to the school when I was that age. I feel like my children are as safe at school as they are at home with me. It's like an extended family.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
54%
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

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
26%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male34%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learners25%
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%
Female61%
Male66%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male53%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female41%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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 58% 8%
White 26% 71%
Black 15% 15%
Asian 1% 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 18015
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