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Hillendale El School

Public | K-5 | 344 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2012

We have two kids in Hillendale and couldn't be happier with the education they are receiving. The teachers are very motivated and exceptionally qualified. Their love of teaching leads to kids who love to learn and can't wait to get to school everyday. I don't know of any school that has more parental involvement than Hillendale, many times there is a waiting list of parents wishing to volunteer their time for a class trip or project. Mr D the principle is great with the kids and also deals well with parents and our concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

School is excellant in having quality staffing that works well with each other with strong leadership qualities. Their love for their job and students is quit evident and reflected back from the students and all who are around. Knowing what the best academic program your child needs is one of their strengths. Whether your child is special needs, has a learning disability, average, or gifted, they help your child achieve their best in all areas of life - emotional, social, help build character, and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

I love this school. My son who has never loved any school (he has been to four) loves this school and its staff. We are having a wonderful time. The kids there also are very nice and kind children. We love the staff from the principal to the janitor. There are always to help with ANYTHING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2010

Good is the enemy of great! Hillendale is not a good school. ITS A GREAT SCHOOL! I d put Hillendale Elementary against any private school in the region. The teachers are passionate and wonderful teachers! The quality of the academics is exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Wonderful motivated and enthusiastic teachers, high quality administration, extremely active and involved parent base, varied extracurriculars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

The quality of the education at Hillendale Elementary School is outstanding. The parent organization is also remarkable. The parents and teachers work together really well. We have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

Academics are great, which is largely a reflection of the high quality of the teachers. With one exception, all of my children's teachers have been exceptional. The one exception was adequate, but just wasn't at the same level as all the others (who set a very high bar). Extracurricular activities are very good although the music program has been somewhat disappointing. Our children moved to Hillendale from one of the other elementary schools in the Unionville school district as a result of redistricting. The other school had a much better music program. My sense is that the difference really results from differences in the personalities and styles of the relevant teachers. Great band program. Level of parent involvement is phenomenal. Overall, a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

64 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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
89%

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92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
94%

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94%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
94%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

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White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
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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.

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 91% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1850 Hillendale Rd
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Phone: (610) 388-1439

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