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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $36,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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4 stars

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Posted April 13, 2014

The powers that be at Widener should be ashamed of themselves. This school is only a very small step up from Chester's public schools. The staff is amazing, highly educated, experienced, and dedicated, but the lack of supports for students with behavioral, emotional, and academic needs is unbelievable. The school relies on parents not knowing any better, who don't complain, and don't demand what, by law, their children should be getting in the way of resources. ALL grade levels are rife with students who disrupt the classes. Teachers spend so much time handling discipline issues that it is very difficult to give special attention to any other students. I would never send my own children here. These beautiful children DESERVE so much more than this!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2013

My son did not start at WPCS on the 1st day it started, but a month later. My husband and I are very pleased with his educational career thus far. He will be entering 7th grade in Sept. and has been an honor roll student every year. Every year that he has taken the PSSA he has scored advanced & proficient. We do our part along with the teachers to make sure he's doing and becoming the person he can be. The schools can only do so much, parents have to be active participants in their child(ren)s education. I applaud the faculty and staff at WPCS and I'm looking forward to this school year under the direction of a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

My First concerns with this school is the safety of my son. I have called the school numerous times and have been told that the harrassment of my school was being looked into. I even went in and filled out a bulling report and again I was told the same thing. Second, my son is in first grade and he said his bored in class because alot of the work he did in kindergarten and if he did not know something the teacher was to busy taking care of the children that were disrupting the class and he could not get her attention. I understand we are not in the greatest location but why treat our kids as scrum bags. This school is better then most in the arear but it is terrible in its own way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

if you're looking for a mediocre school that performs no better then the rest of chester upland school district. this school is for your child. after 6 years, the new principal decided halfway through the year that the kids were not being taught phonics for the first 5 years, which ever sleep affect it there state scores for performance. fourth 2011 the students in the school only read at 53 percent proficient, also demonstrated poor performance in mathematics. to be a university based elementary school they're not doing a very good job. the leadership at the school at wagner believe that their performance demonstrate great strides in academics for the city of chester


Posted March 2, 2012

I am a supervisor of an After School Program in the city, and my concern is that although WPCS has a 5 star rating, help me understand why there are 3rd,4th, graders that can't read. They have homework that requires reading and these students can't get it done because they can't read. help me to help them.


Posted August 27, 2010

* * * * *REVISION * * * * * My grandson has attended WCPS since its' inception and he is an honor roll student. I appauld the principal, teachers and staff for their dedication to the students. Thanks to all of you for being a special part of my grandson's educational journey.


Posted March 29, 2010

This school is exceptionally wonderful and the principal and staff is very good with the kids. My child has been with WPCS since the school first open. Love the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

We have a highly educated and dedicated staff which works hard to educate the students according to the Pennsylvania standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2009

the school is before it's time the children are disaplined and learn on a one to one ratio. The art and music department is out standing and children learning spanish in first grade just don't happen in other schools there makiing sure the children are ready for the futher.... The only thing the school needs in to go to 12 grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female65%
Male48%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male43%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students62%
Female75%
Male45%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male35%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 Students41%
Female42%
Male42%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female37%
Male42%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female74%
Male48%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 Students53%
Female64%
Male31%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female60%
Male39%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1450 Edgemont Ave
Chester, PA 19013
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