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Cox-Donahey Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 368 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2009

My two children attend Cardale Elementary in Brownsville School District and I am very disappointed. I have to sent them to a private school that I can barely afford due to the inadequate teaching done at this school. Brownsville School District is focused only on Reading, Math , and PSSA scores. This is where they get their money for funding. The children suffer. The teachers need to interact more with the students and maybe need more education themselves to teach effectively. What a shame. I think that I speak for the majority of the middle-class population that sends their children to Brownsville Schools and that care about their children. We need the goverment to step in and fix the problem which is under-educated and overpayed teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I can relate to what you are saying. My child did not meet the principal until half way throught the school year. The teachers do not interact with the kids. They are learning what some kids are taught in preschool. The school district is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

My 2 children had alot of difficulties while attending this school.I dont belive the teachers they both had were adaquate teachers,my son's teacher did not work with him on a one to one basis. my son also did not know who his pricipal was after a month of attending,thats how well she conducted her self by introduction to the k class we moved to get out of the brownsville school district. My children and I are extremely happy with there new school.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
30%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male59%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male57%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
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 Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female70%
Male43%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female71%
Male30%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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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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 72% 71%
Black 27% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 8%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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112 Thornton Rd
Brownsville, PA 15417
Phone: (724) 785-9600

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