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Rowan El School

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Posted March 21, 2014

I love Rowan Elementary. It truly is a community school with teachers and administrators who care. The educational foundation built within these walls made all the difference as my children have grown and moved through the District. I have experience with the special education department in this building as well, and I couldn't be happier. As someone with experience in other schools, I couldn't recommend them enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

I have had two children attend and SUCCEED at Rowan Elementary to a high degree. The teachers work hard and have a good balance of strong academics and extracurricular activities. My son struggled for a while in class, MR. M ,the PE teacher, spent much time with him and made him feel successful and valuable. The classroom teachers did a great job of preparing him for the demands of a progressive school and the outcome was terrific. The PE teacher had so many wonderful family events and strived to make each child feel important and cared about. His events were well planned and supplemented learning for the entire family. He is very dedicated as are the teachers of this great building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I am very pleased with my child's experiences at Rowan Elementary. The new anti bullying program is particularly innovative. The principal is very hands on and the teachers are very educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I too have nothing but positive to say about this school. We moved into the district in December 2007, my child was in Kindergarten. When my child started she was behind the kids in her class. The teacher was great and helped us to get caught up and she had no problem adjusting. Do not look at State Rankings alone, our old district was ranked much higher than SV and I do not think they compare at all, at least at the elementary level. The teachers and administration are terrific. They encourage parent involvement in the classroom. The class size is great, 17 in my child s first grade class. If you are considering moving into the Cranberry Area you will not be disappointed with this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

We have had nothing but an exceptional experience with our first child. Our second will begin Kindergarten in the Fall of 2008. We are currently looking to move within our same community. We are making it top priority to stay within Rowan 'borders'. It is a wonderful school, very friendly, parents are welcome and involved. We feel very lucky to have Rowan as our children's elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

My children's experience at Rowan has been very rewarding. My son was identified as gifted in the third grade. The program that was set up for him has enabled him to excel through Junior High. When my daughter struggled academically the problem was identified and a team of staff developed and executed a strategy that has enabled her to reach academic accomplishments I thought were impossible. Mr. M the gym teacher plays a key role in building the self esteem of all kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

Good teachers, nice facility and class rooms. Lots of learning materials, and full teacher commitment. Friendly principal. This school does something good with the money and resources. I assume this is one of the better schools within the Pittsburgh greater area. I wished I would have had such school system in Germany 35 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2006

Our experience here was so disappointing that we moved into a different district rather than send our children back. Student/teacher ratios are very high (28:1 in my oldest child's class during the 2005/2006 school year). Limited resources for special needs students (i.e. Occupational Therapy held in a hallway due to lack of space). Reading outside of assignments was not encouraged at all by either of my children's teachers. Some extracurricular activities were available (usually with a price tag attached). An earnest attempt by the administration was made to accomomdate a high level of parental involvement however the sheer number of families made these experiences seem more obligatory than appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Two of my children attended Rowan. The oldest was there from 1st-4th grade. I always thought it was a very good school academically, but was very surprised when we moved to another state to find out how far behind he was. It was very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

Terrific teachers and plenty of opportunities for parental involvement. Wonderful specials available ... phys ed teacher is a favorite here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

Friendly staff, encouraging principal,awesome physical education teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

Awesome! A good mix of very qualified teachers and a great administrative staff. I am so grateful to have my children attend this fine school.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)88%
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 95% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8051 Rowan Rd
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 776-1518

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