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Park El School

Public | K-6 | 464 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2011

I am happy with the teachers. the parent involvement is not as much as it should be but my kids seem to like all of the teachers and staff, and I feel that they are doing a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

They have been very good to my child. Every staff member that I ever had to deal with has been wonderful and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students76%
Female69%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female59%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female74%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female88%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students56%
Female47%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female41%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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
White 56% 71%
Hispanic 27% 9%
Black 13% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
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)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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50 South 6th St
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: (717) 684-9780

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