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Carbondale El School

Public | K-6 | 79 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2011

they are having an orientation @ the high school today @ 9am .... for grades 7th and up... there should be someone there for the elementary school today as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

We just moved from Florida to Childs,PA. And went last to see if i could register my daughter. But the school was closed,i don't have an idea when or how to register my daughter.I also don't know when school starts here in this area.Please help me! 8/22/11
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

It has a great program that mmets the needs of all the chidren. They are constantly working to improve the quality of education for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

As a parent of three children who have and still are attending school in this district I take offence to some of the comments on this site. A parent is a childs first teacher and that does not end when they go to school. A teacher can not do it alone if we do not reinforce at home it can't work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I am happy with this school. I have 3 children here. I think the principal could do more to keep the kids safe from bullies and discipline issues. The assistant principal is unimpressive and blames everyone else instead of problem solving. The teacher are wonderful and are the school's best asset. I feel my children are getting a fine education here. Compared to the charter and private school options, I feel it is the best choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

As a visitor here, I felt this was a very bad school with poor teachers, and a curriculum revolving around the almighty reading book. There's more to school, like Math and Science.


Posted June 6, 2007

My daughter is in the 5th grade and it is wonderful. Her teacher is terrific and very understanding and fair to the children. Now I do hope and I'm sure of it that next year when my daughter is in 6th grade every thing will be preety much as good as this past year for her and if maybe better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

Although this school has some really great teachers, I pulled my son the second the Charter School opened. I was not happy with the administrators and the school board's dictation of certain things. They don't care about the children, only what goes in their pockets and I know this from first hand knowledge! I really feel bad for the good teachers who have a lot to offer these kids and applaud them for continuing to do so well in a school system like this. I've also heard that since the Charter school opened, the teachers have been doing ever more with the children so if opening the Charter school helps other children and teachers in our district, then it's a good thing - higher taxes or not. God bless the C'dale Elementary teachers who work their behinds off for the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I haven't had a problem with this school at all they have wonderfull teachers who if they see a child struggling they will work with them. My daughter loved her teachers. If only more schools had teachers like this school kids today would be better off! Only reason I took my daughter out of this school was their uniforms I couldn't afford them.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
20%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female80%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students69%
Female75%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students83%
Female78%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 89% 71%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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103 Brooklyn St
Carbondale, PA 18407
Phone: (570) 282-5656

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