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Cheltenham El School

Public | K-4 | 409 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2014

We moved to the area last year and my boys started CES in September. I have been extremely pleased with the level of education they are receiving. The teachers that I have met are superb. I have also been impressed with the music and art teachers. The building is brand new and has the newest technology. We're very happy with our decision to move to the area and send our boys to CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Both my children attend CES and we are very happy. They have wonderful art and music programs and the teachers really are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

My daughter has gone to this school for 4 years and I was very sad to have to leave. All the teachers were great and you could not ask for a more active and supportive principal. My daughter has developmental issues and there was awesome support in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I have two graduate degrees and was very picky when it came time for my daughter to attend kindergarten. Well, I have one less worry - I am pleased to say that CES is most excellent school! It has great, caring teachers, and a highly responsible principal. Now, if you want to walk into this school to visit your child, you might get stuck in the secretary's office for a while. Instead of getting upset, just call tem up in advance and tell them you are coming! Principal Mia puts your kid's safety first. My kid was very happy to go to CES every day last year and can't wait for her first day of 1st Grade to start.
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Posted January 17, 2013

My son has gone to this school for two years and we've been very happy with the school. The teachers are extremely responsive and supportive. I have felt heard when things come up and I think they have a great academic program. We are very excited to see what the new building is like. It should be ready for the next school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I was a student here. My parents still live here. They are in the process o completely rebuilding the school to reinvent itself and make it one of the best. I still remember the school anthem, the activities, the awesome community.


Posted July 5, 2012

My son went to this school. It has wonderful teachers, but the principal micro-manage everything. There is no transparency; the principal would escort anyone who wants to visit. There is poor support for special need students and I would not recommend sending student with special need here.
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Posted October 25, 2009

i have a first grader and a kindergartner in this school. It is a wonderful school. The teachers are caring. The art and music program is great. We walk to and from school every day. I love the neighborhood and the school. We are soon moving to L.A. and I don't know if we could find such and wonderful school as this again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Cheltenham Elementary provides a nurturing environment for children to learn. They balance school curriculum with educational learning opportunities. The school has an active Parent/Teacher Organization that provides additional resources to support the learning environment. The teachers care about the students and include parents in the learning process. Cheltenham is a great place for a child to start their educational career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Cheltenham Elementary is a wonderful school. My 2nd grader wakes up every morning eager to go to school. The teachers respect the children and the parents. I used to talk with my son's 1st grade teacher on the regular basis, on her cell phone. She wasn't just his teacher she was his second mother. This year my son has his first male teacher. This year he has become very enthusiastic about science, a subject he never mentioned before. Overall this school is very nurturing and provides lots of enrichment for the students. They offer more challenging homework that is not excessive for students that are working above grade level.
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Posted April 1, 2007

Extremely please with this school! My first-grader just absolutely loves going to school every day. I actually moved out of state only to find that the new elementary school that my child attended was horrible. Needless to say, I packed up and moved back! At Cheltenham Elem, they care about the children. They make learning fun and keep the kids engaged. I love the diversity, they encourage lots of reading, and the math is appropriate. To put it simply, the curriculum makes sense! The amount of homework is not overwhelming that there's enough time to review spelling words or read library books--this is very important to working parents. When I put my daughter on the school bus every morning, I feel comfortable and confident that she is in a wonderful learning environment and that she is in the hands of educators who really care.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black91%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black83%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male74%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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
Black 51% 15%
White 27% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
Hispanic 5% 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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7853 Front St
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Phone: (215) 635-7415

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