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Pickering Valley El School

Public | K-5 | 674 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 27, 2014

This is the best school ever . The teachers and staff are loving and helpful. We now live in fl but miss this school very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

I currently have 2 children attending this school and have had a wonderful experience. The communication is great with both the teachers and the principal. You are always welcome to volunteer at any time. Great environment for my children to learn. They love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

Our experiences at Pickering have been incredible! Parent involvement is what you make it. For the parents that say there isn't enough parent involvement, they obviously don't volunteer.....we get requests for help on a weekly basis. My daughter has flourished and absolutely loves PV. Teachers are wonderful and always willing to discuss the child's progress.....all you have to do is ask!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

State of the art new facility that provides students with a wonderful space creating a clean and safe learning environment. Teachers are experienced and the new test scores reveal that PV is on top of the charts for Downingtown District. Staff is kind and available and as a parent you can get involved as much as you'd like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

My exeprience is mixed. Currently I am working with a great teacher that keeps me updated on the progress of my chld. However, there should be more formality in keeping the parents informed of the lessons in order to support their kids learning. If you are a working parent (that do not have the time to attend school regularly), you are not provided with an accomodating or altenative way to obtain information. I kind of feel like I am in the dark until a concern arises.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

This is a really strong learning environment. The teachers are experienced, the test scores are consistently at or near the very top in Philadelphia suburbia. PV moves into a brand new building (on the same site) at Spring Break this year -- should be spacious and nice, and will likely improve the extra-curricular opportunities (e.g. art and music room space).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Parents are not encouraged to be involved in many of the school programs. slow to change. Many of the techers have been in place for a long time. Very parochial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Very little to no information on learning progress of my child until december. No generalized method of testing or grading student. Each teacher has different approach in grading students, obvious lack of standards. We attend all Parent teacher conference and teacher has very limited time to offer parents. This school is not my first choice for my boys, this is why we are moving to a different district next year.
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
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 69% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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121 Byers Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone: (610) 458-5324

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