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Devine El School

Public | K-6 | 444 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2011

My daughter went to Devine for Kindergarten and I LOVED this school. We live within Emerson but they didn't have room for her. I have a 4th grader at emerson and have not been pleased at all. I am not looking forward to my daughter moving to emerson this year wish i could keep her at Devine. My daughter is very shy and her teacher was excellent with her. She ended the year well above where she needed to be. Great communication. Lots of family activities. Overall great school! The best in Bristol Township.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

My son is new to this school school district and is in 2nd grade. So far everyone has been great. His teacher is in constant contact with the parents as to the progress of our children. In the Bristol township I would have to say this is the best public school available.
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Posted February 19, 2006

I have a daughter in kindergarten and she loves it. I could not ask for a better teacher to instruct my child. She gives me updates on my childs progress almost everyday. The principle is very visible and acessible to parents for quick conversations during after school pickups. If a person cannot communicate with the staff in this school, it is their own fault. I thought about sending my child to a private school but, I am happy with this school. Also the school nurse informs me of all medical problems as soon as they occur.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Mary Devine has a group of dedicated and terrific teachers!
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Posted December 7, 2004

My son has gone to this school since last year (kindergarten) he is now in 1st grade and I have had nothing but problems with this school. He had an asthma attack, the nurse called me out of work and by the time I got there she had given him some warm water and was sent back to class without proper medication. Try and get the pricipal on the phone to discuss a problem, you have better luck talking to George W Bush. The walls are falling apart, they have a lot of fundraisers but I do not see any improvments. There are only 2 working swings for the entire school and I do not mean swing sets I mean swings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2004

The Kindergarden teacher is not that wonderful but my child's first grade teacher is the best. I feel that the principal should have a more caring manner towards the students and their parents. I know of a child who had just lost her father and was told that she could not carry a photo of him to school with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have had two children at Mary Devine. Both of them have enjoyed going to school. The teachers are great with the children. The principal gets involved with everything the children do.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
42%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female80%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female81%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 75% 71%
Black 12% 15%
Hispanic 10% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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