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Kings Highway El School

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Posted April 14, 2014

This is a great school for academics. The instructors push each child to tap into their own personal abilities. As they see a child's gift for education, they nourish it in a manner that is specific to that child. This provides the child with the success they need and desire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

As a staff member at King's Highway, I want to share about the awesome support parents give to the King's Highway School. Not only does King's Highway strive to excel in the academics, but there are a variety of activities for students to take part in that are supported by parents and the PTO: Field Trips, Art Club, Fitness Club, Girls on the Run, Scouts, STAR Reading Club, Reading Olympics, Spellilng Bees and more. This school is well supported by a caring PTO where parents can and do get involved and make a positive difference.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2010

As a parent of King's Hwy. School, I have one child that has completed k-5th grade and a second child who is currently attending KHS. I personally feel that I could not hand pick better teachers for my children. Our family has experienced great teachers, staff, PTO and parent involvement. My children have received an excellent education and have been very happy at KHS. This school is nurturing with the proper discipline which contributes to the success of the students and KHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

my kid goes to kings highway elemantry school. she had trouble at every else school but this school made her get a and b
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

I had 3 daughters attend KHS. The last one just moved on this year. I had nothing but awesome, dedicated teachers for all three of my girls. They love to visit KHS and talk fondly about the many friends they have made and teachers that have touched their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I have noticed 'clicks' between teachers & parents --at least in my child's class. My child's teacher picked the same 2 parents for each field trip. I found it ironic that they were 'friends'. At many of the functions we attended, not 1 time did my child's teacher come up to us or my child to say hello. I also found it ironic that other parents shared similar opinions regarding the teacher's personality --'a drill sergent'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I am a bit disappointed in my experience with this school, thus far. My child is in k-garten. I heard nothing but raving reviews of this school and of the teacher she has. Her teacher is 'old-school' and runs a very 'tight ship'. I think she's been doing this job for way too long & should retire. I think their focus is too much on academics (in k-garten) and not enough on the social aspect of it. My child is on the shy side. They only get 1 recess a day and no down time. I found in other schools, they give their k's 2 recesses, with play/choice time & quiet time. I do need to comment that the new principal is awesome. I think he is doing wonders for the school and I give him much credit. He's easy to talk, to as the teacher we have is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

Both my children have attended Kings Highway Elementary School, and I have been very happy with it. I love the country school feeling and friendly environment. I am very pleased so far with the new principal and where the school is headed in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Great environment. Recently celebrated 50th anniversary. Great community spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

For the most part I have been very happy with this school as a whole. The teachers are wonderful. I do however have a problem with the emphisis that has been placed on perfect attendence in this school. It is very damaging to a child who may have a medical problem and can not help that they have to miss school. They have placed to much stress on these very young children to have perfect attendence and in return are having more absences due to children coming to school sick for fear of getting in trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

My son spent 3 years at Kings Highway Elementary. I have nothing but praise for all of the teachers and staff. Christopher will be graduating this year(2003) and I just pray that the next school is just as committed to making sure that no child not get left behind. To the principal, I would like to say that he does a wonderful job of letting the child know that they are important also. Mr Carter(principal) would play chess with the students and challeng their minds. Thanks for a job well done. I know it's not easy to do a good job,and not get noticed. But believe me, your noticed. Thank you again CRYSTAL ALLEN


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
73%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male69%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female90%
Male67%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female94%
Male62%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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
White 66% 71%
Black 23% 15%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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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841 West Kings Hwy
Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone: (610) 383-3775

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