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Charleroi Area El Center

Public | K-5 | 714 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2013

Sad! I had such high hopes for this school. A lot of things were promised, few things were delivered. There is no consistency, the administration is horrible. Some teachers are great and genuinely care, some are just filling a seat. Their recent "security" measures have turned a public school into a military academy. I am all for security but I believe they have gone too far. As with most small towns, if you know the right people, you will be treated well and the ridiculous rules will not apply to you or your children and your child will get the best teachers. Enter at your own risk. If you have a choice, make a better one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

This school is a mixed bag. There are some great teachers and others that are there for a paycheck. Communication is bad and the technology is even worse. 2 gym teachers and no technology teacher . . . should I say more. Just check out their website . .or lack of. This school has potential. They need some better administration to get there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

First having our child tested for early admittance for kindergarden was a great choice. After 2 years of Preschool it was suggested and the school approved. What they didn't tell us is that the scores must all be exceptional over the 100 percential. One scaore was a 98 and our child was rejected. Now straight A's in first grade he is being held back and taught at a level lower than his ability to keep him with the class. He does times tables and won't be allowed to test above adding 5 apples plus 4 apples. It's a disgrace to my child and the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

As a teacher in another district, as well as a parent of a Charleroi student, I'm pleased with her learning environment. Her teacher is open to communication. Living with both sides of education gives me different perspective. Any school in an area, like Charleroi, where there is a mix of economic backgrounds is going to have challenges. It is hard to make advancements when there is not readily available funding to do so. However, I was happily surprised during a visit to her classroom, they have more technology available (and they use it!) for their learning process in Kindergarten than I do teaching 8th grade in a different part of the county. Everyone from school board to building staff is working to use every opportunity and every resource they can find to provide the best experiences for our kids. It's also my job as a parent to support and enhance that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

Nearly all of our children's teachers have been responsive to our questions, attentive to each student's needs and were willing to work with us to get through subjects that our children found to be difficult. In sum, the Charleroi Elementary Center teachers have exceeded our expectations. The choir and band programs are exceptional, with dedicated instructors. The library contains more books than many public libraries, and the accelerated reader program kept each child focused on reading throughout the school year. We have observed that there is room for improving the level of parental involvement in PTA, classrooms and Junior Achievement. As we consider rating our school, what grade should we give ourselves?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

We have 3 of 4 children currently attending charleroi elem. We do have a child with autism and requires a IEP and truly with the exception of the learning support teacher(who is phenomenal), we've had a lot of issues that were likely due to the lack of competency of the administration. If your child needs extra help, you'll get it only with a fight. Do your homework parents! Think advocate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

We're actually moving solely based on the poor performance of Charleroi Schools. The teachers who we have delt with are not interested in providing a quality education. They have NO tutoring programs. We are currently researching the local private schools to finish out the year and then planning on moving to a better school district even if the house has not sold. I gave teachers/administration the benefit of the doubt and ended up regretting it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

Our 3rd grade teacher was organized, positive and tuned in to our child's educational needs. Our child learned a lot. We have high expectations for the Charleroi Schools and look forward to supporting our new Elementary Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

This school provides sufficient education, however there is very little room for individuality or socialization. The school depends on conformity and offers very little for students beyond the specified curriculum. The teachers are very nice and my daughter enjoyed her year, but it was very limiting.
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
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%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
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%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female68%
Male40%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
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 88% 71%
Black 6% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Speech and language therapist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
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75 Fecsen Dr
Charleroi, PA 15022
Phone: (724) 483-5554

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