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Center Twp School

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Posted December 23, 2012

Four children in a history of 3 schools in Butler County alone. Center Twp is the BEST! I love the principle and all the teachers. My children have excelled with their education thanks to the wonderful teachers in this school. The curriculum is well taught and yes they place emphasis on the PSSA, in turn teaching the children what is necessary nationally. The children are rewarded for good behavior and for completed homework assignments regularly. They receive an "attendance" into the party at certain times of the year if they are capable of doing this. Otherwise, if not, they will have to sit seperately outside of the reward party. This idea alone has created a great environment for the children to actually WANT to learn. GREAT TEACHERS > GREAT PRINCIPLE> GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

We have had kids at Center Township Elem. for the last 8 years and counting and I have a lot of issues with it. The principle is horrible! We have had some major issues with him and have even had to go above him to administration to get problems resolved. I also hate the color system they have for the higher grades. They divide children by their grades and teach them all different based on how smart they think they are. It doesn't help students and actually causes some ridicule. There are also a few major security issues there. Considering homeschooling this year for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

THe one problem that I have with this school is that the PSSA Testing is over emphazied. The children spent way to much time learning how to take this test. If the teachers are teaching the curriculum then the children should pass the PSSA. We need to stop teaching the test. Yes we are scoring high but thats because the kids spend a month and half learning the test. Teach the curriculm and then give the test that would be true measure if we are making AYP. I am tried of my kid coming home with tons and tons of PSSA homework. Just teach the curriculm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

They have the best teachers, most wonderful principal & fantastic office staff ever!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

This is the BEST elementary school in the area, perhaps even Western Pennsylvania. This school is very parent friendly no matter who you are and the principal and teachers are the best staff around! This is my sons last year there...he will be moving up to the Junior High and he has had the time of his life at CT and as a parent, I can't wait to do it all over again with my younger ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

The amount of homework my *th grader is coming home with is ridiculous. They have the kids so focused on the PSSA tests, teaching them how to take tests, they're not teaching the kids academic materials they should be covering in depth-just enough to pass the tests, so my *th grader who went from making A-B's last year, goes to making C's and D's. I feel like I've picked up a part time job, doing homework almost every night (2-3 hrs) and in preparing for tests that my child would obviously fail without my help. This school is also not parent friendly and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The school does have a terrific music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

Best time of my life. Just graduated from CT last year. Sure, the homework load gets a little heavy at times, but nothing a kid shouldn't be able to handle. Not so much the education that makes it a good school; the students and memories created is what makes this the best school ah-mazing, especially in 6th grade. As for teachers; most are nice. Make sure ya recommend who you'd like to have, you'll be a lot happier that way. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

Center Township is a great school and as a parent i am very happy my kids go there. The most important thing is education for our children now and in the future. This school does not let their kids slack off and they make them put their minds to good use, that is what we need for the next generation. Times are changing and education is the key ingredient now and Center Township is the key ingredient!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I went to this school and it has great teachers that will help all of your children move forward into the future. Thanks for all your help now that I'm a 9th grader I'm thankful for the wonderful teachers there Katelyn Feulner
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2008

This is truly the best elementary school in Butler Area School District. I have a special needs child and she is treated no different here than any other student. The principal is top notch. The entire teaching staff has class. 'no pun intended'. The elementary school prior to Center Township was the worst. I feel bad that my child cannot go to Center Township until 12th grade. The Principal at Center Township deserves an award for being the best of the Best. Go Center Townsip your rock!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

Great School; Great programs, caring teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

I think this school rocks. This is a great school to go to. I love it here and I would not trade it for the world! Go to ct because everyone has a smile waiting for you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2006

I love this school, it's a blue ribbon school and the building is beautiful, my son loves going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

This school is the best elementary school in Pennsylvania, hands down. Take a look at the scores 98% unbelievable. I am so excited about my son going to this school, I have met the principal, teachers and office staff and they are great! I also have talked with a lot of parents who live in the area just so their kids can go to this school. They also say that the principal sets high standards for the students. They also hold another title of National Blue Ribbon School. Enough said!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

Center Township school continues to provide an excellent environment for children to learn and mature into productive young people. The leadership provided by principal Roger Snodgrass is fantastic. The teaching staff is dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential. I highly recommend this school to anyone trying to determine which elementary school to have their children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

Center Township offers something for every student it serves. The principal and office staff make a point to get to know all the kids that attend, and the teachers are professional and competent. The staff in the cafeteria know the food favorites of their students. A security system and uniformed personnel ensures the school is kept a safer yet comfortable place. The special education classes and staff in this school are extraordinary, and the Education Plan is geered specifically to the needs of each child. All of these qualities and more are why Center Township earned the Blue Ribbon Award for 2003. It is a great school if you live in the Butler or surrounding areas or if your child has special needs (you can request they be transported there to attend).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I think that this school is the best in the whole state they are the only elementary school that has a musical for the the 6th graders and they also have a good staff that really knows there stuff, I just saw their musical aladdin and I thought that this was the best musical ever and I hope that they keep up with their work.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2003

The school has many state of the art qualities that other schools just don't have. I love everything about the school. The teachers and staff are doing an excellent job.


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About these ratings

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

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
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

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
49%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female76%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 94% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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950 Mercer Rd
Butler, PA 16001
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