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Lehigh Valley Academy Regional CS

Charter | K-12 | 1065 students

 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 3, 2014

Lehigh Valley Academy Regional CS is a wonderful school that provides top of the line education. They continue to inspire the parent teacher environment for the best possible outcome for the students. They continue to inspire the children to always do their best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

As others have commented, do NOT enroll your child here if you have an IEP. This school will go to great lengths to avoid providing any services. We have received nothing but difficulties from the school administration. Thank goodness we moved to a good school district so we can get our kids out of this place. Oh, and don't bother if your kid is gifted either, they apparently don't want to provide those services either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

My son started 5 grade this school year at LVA and we have only good things to say. My son had a difficult 2 month adjusting to the new school which it's normal coming from a private Catholic School. I noticed my son has become more independent and more efficient since he started at LVA. Math and Reading levels are higher then the private school my son used to go to. He likes gym, Spanish, Art, and band lessons. Teachers are young and well prepared with latest technology and he loves the Eno board in the classroom. I can't be more happy to have my son attending LVA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

My son has been at this school for 3 years, beginning in kindergarten. They have an all day kindergarten program, which you can't find in many public schools. They begin their day earlier then public schools and go longer at the end of the day as well. They begin a second language in kindergarten. They offer many classes you can't find at a public school, or public schools are taking away funding. LVA offers drama, music, art and Chinese. You must be an involved parent!! I love the education that my son has received thus far and would recommend anyone to enroll their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

My son loves this school and his teachers. He has been there since kg and is now in 2nd grade and we have seen nothing but positive and constant growth in him and his studies. He excels in his class, and we know his school environment aides and encourages that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

This school is great. My kids have done great. Love full day kindergarten all the help they get in order to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

US News and World Report ranked LVA as the second highest rated high school in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I am a parent of a senior at LVA who is getting courted by an extreme amount of colleges. Do your own homework on LVA and you will find a community of involved parents, students and teachers. The "home" district of LVA's charter is the Bethlehem area school district which to my knowledge is a horrible district. Some parents whose children are not "making it" in the BASD have first choice in the lottery system to send their kids to LVA. When their children don't fit into the advanced academics and the parental involvement approach, they come out here and trash what is a highly rated school. Please do your due diligence before registering your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I have 4 kids in LVA and it been great. some kids don't make it there because is very hard for some of them. but is a place that build caricatures on kids, to build professionals , is no a place to baby seat your kids! it's a learning place. i know that the only time people seat to write a review is went they are mad with some one. I do it because LVA is a great school, and I have four excellent students to back me up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

It is a great place for kids to learn! Parent have to become part of the kids education! work with them on school work, special projects and many other things. Don't expect the teacher to do everything if the kid fail is because there is not a parent involve in the kids school life. Kids are smart and willing, is up to you mom and dad !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

We enrolled our daughter last year in the middle school program. What a disappointment! She lost a year of education. Needless to say, she no longer attends the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

I have a child in middle school. As you can see by the test scores students in the 6th grade are only 70% proficient in math and 70% proficient in reading. This is not an outstanding school. No better than the average public school. It may be a good choice for those in terrible school districts though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2012

I had two children attending LVA at the beginning of the 2012 school year. My 7 year old started his 3rd year this past August at LVA and my 5 year old started Kindergarten. It your child has a learning disability, this is not the school for your child. I withdrew my children from LVA due to the lack of help from the school. I do not recommend this school to any parent who a child with a learning disability. If your child doesn't not fit into the box, you will have a hard time. You will be better off sending your child to military school then to LVA. Staff members (Principal, Dean and CEO) are not helpful. If I could rate the school a "0" I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

I am a reading specialist & teacher in a great Lehigh Valley district and I have very high expectations for my own child's education. We did a lot of research before choosing LVA; our son has now completed his kindergarten year and we are very happy so far. The International Baccalaureate curriculum is impressing me, along with the extra opportunities available to all LVA students -- foreign language instruction starting in kindergarten, art, music, drama, PE, science, social studies. I am still amazed that he was exposed to all these important areas in kindergarten -- most public schools in the area don't reach that level of integration until middle school, if then. I feel so fortunate that we were lucky enough to make the lottery, and I wish the opportunity was available to more families. Thank you, LVA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

The teachers at this school are excellent and push your child to be the best that they can be. This school is not for everyone, but if your child needs to be challanged - it's a great choice.


Posted August 21, 2011

I have been a student here for 8 years, soon to be 9.I don't know how the elementary or middle schools are, but I do know how horrible the high school is. First of all, we start a week earlier than most Bethlehem Area School district schools, we also get out of school at 3:15. But then we have to be bussed home, so I don't return home until 4:15. We have shorter vacations and we get out for summer a week later then the other schools. On top of that, the uniform is ridiculous. You have to wear solid black shoes and they cannot have a logo. We are not allowed to wear converse because of the white strip of rubber around the bottom. They asked to color in the logos on our shoes with sharpie.. Do you know how hard it is to find sneakers with out a logo? And I'm not going to pay $80 for shoes when I have to color on them with sharpie. When you come to the school they tell you that you're going to have a great education and learn with a good group of students. The high school also only has 1 hallway, which makes it very crowded. We are not allowed to carry our bookbags, which could be a pain because it's really hard to get to your locker after every single class because of the tight space


Posted November 5, 2010

Very academically rigorous school. I think they ask a lot of the young students, perhaps a bit more than is developmentally appropriate. For example, my 5 year old left for the bus at 7:25, and didn't get home until 4:20. That is a LONG day of academics for that age! On the other hand, the teachers, dean of students, and principal were very willing to work with my child's special needs. She learned so much in the 2 years she was there, including extracurriculars that are not offered at most elementary schools (e.g. Spanish, drama). This school isn't for every student, but if it fits your children, they will get a superb academic foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

LVA...no it does not offer a 'gifted' program because it is an all honors curriculum so your child does not need a g.i.e.p. Do not enroll your child if they cannot handle more than the memorization for regurgitation for PSSA performance that the public school offers. If your child does have an i.e.p., closely examine whether or not your child would be able to handle this caliber of work. LVA is about an exceptional way of learning for life time of application in the real world. The school does offer some sports at this time. We have been w/ LVA since inception and yes, there were growing pains, but the school seems to have worked out most of them. I know many parents who would love to get in but more space is needed. Staff retention is based on yearly parent, peer & admin. eval.'s not on tenure. Safe school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I am so happy with my decision to send my daughter to Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School. The academic program is challenging and the students and staff are wonderful. There is zero tolerance for bullying and the school really sticks to that policy. My daughter tells me there are no cliques, just groups of friends. Being smart is encouraged not ridiculed. It's OK, not to be an athlete. My daughter is prospering at the High School. She has developed more confidence than she has ever had. She is already beginning to focus on college and what she wants to acheive in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I loved the elementary school. But love it even more now that we have moved to the local non-charter middle school in the district. My student got a more advanced education at LVA. I always found the teachers and staff to be Very caring. I find less politics here and more creative learning for the teachers. They are Very accountable for the teaching. For parents who question this go back to the public school and then find out. We are trying to get back in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I feel that the principal and teachers don't care about all of the childrens needs, cars or wants. They do not try to find out why a child may have done what they did. There is no accountability for the teachers from the principal. They go solely on what is said by the teacher and I bet that is why so many parents take their child/children out of the school. I am sure for every 1 cild that stays there are 5 more that have left. The teachers are not consistent and absolutely not held accountable for what the children learn or the lack there of.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

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95%

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97%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
85%
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 77% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
66%
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 76% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
49%

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60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
62%

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66%

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88%
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 60% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

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57%

2010

 
 
35%

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55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

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100%

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97%

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100%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
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%
Female82%
Male86%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male89%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male62%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male60%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female60%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female67%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 46% 71%
Hispanic 26% 8%
Black 13% 15%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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1560 Valley Center Parkway
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 866-9660

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