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Turkeyfoot Valley Area El School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 5 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2010

I am tired of this heterogenous classroom. My child has to wait for some of the other students to catch up and get it. Because we don't want anyone to feel bad about themselves...You know I when I went to school we had different levels the ones who didn't get it easy, the average students and the ones who excell. What is wrong with that!? .The school has remediation and excelleration at the end of the day but is there really any excelleration my daughter says she doesn't really do anythin gwhile the others are in remediation, She will go and collect the recycling maybe do a puzzle page but no real excelleration. If she needs challenged then please challenge her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2009

I think that this is a good school, although we don't have a lot of extra cirricular activities due to the fact that we are small and in a rural area. We have good teachers that are able to work with students one-on-one with students; and that is very helpful. So considering everything, I believe that this school does a great job with all things considered. P.S.- We have an excellent high school math teacher!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2006

This school is small school...not a lot of extra curricular options. The parent involvement is good. Academically they are trying to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school did not have any physical education class until this year, there is minimal parental involvement, and as for the quality of education it is very low and MANY of the students are struggling. I have two children in this school and I have had many problems helping them succeed in this school. My oldest son has a disability and is on a second grade level and every year they continue passing him even though I have ask them every year to hold him back so that he may 'catch up' but as of now he is in 4th grade. My youngest son is in 1st grade and he has been tested to be as high as a fourth grade level in some subjects,(thanks to my home schooling him last year)although the school will not allow him to be in the gifted classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

I recently pulled my child from Turkeyfoot Elem. I am now homeschooling her. Some of these classes don't have books yet. Math & phonics books are supposed to be on the way? I don't hold everyone responsible. There are people there who 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
14%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%

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 Students92%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female24%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged31%
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 Students96%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Femalen/a
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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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 99% 71%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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172 Turkeyfoot Rd
Confluence, PA 15424
Phone: (814) 395-3623

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