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Falling Spring El School

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Posted September 21, 2010

The Teachers and having a positive attitude as they interact and take the time with all the students to become more successful in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I like Falling Spring Elementary because the teachers work together as a team or a family. Each supports the other in educating the children, keeping the children safe, as well as communicating w/one another. When the kids see that the teachers care and work together, it helps the kids form better bonds with each other based on the positive role models they have in their building.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 11, 2006

Our kids have been going to Falling Spring for 3 yrs now. We have 3 children that go there. We think the staff is wonderful. There are plenty of sports for the kids to do if they wish to do so. Falling Spring is a very pleasant school. All of our kids love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

Hello, i am a former student at Falling Springs Elementery school. I only went to the school when i was in 5th grade but i enjoyed every day at school. i give this school a high rating i remember going out for morning break and we had to run to be able to play lol. it was fun thought like 10 laps but i didnt like it at the time. i have moved on i am currently in college at West Virginia University and i think that this school help me get there in its own little way thanks alot Justin Daly class of 97
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%

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 Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
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 Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female79%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female71%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
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

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 78% 71%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 5% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1006 Falling Spring Rd
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: (717) 261-3440

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