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Park Lane El School

Public | K-6 | 421 students

 

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Posted May 4, 2010

Great principal involved in the academics. strives for excellence in education and life long studies. aid in the encouragement of students and parents involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2007

This is my first year teaching in the Wm. Penn district. I am an experienced educator. I love teaching at Park Lane. The staff are a group of dedicated, supportive professionals. The classroom sizes are small, compared to other districts. The principal supports the teachers and students with respect and understanding. Students work together to build strong friendships. I currently have an upper classman assisting one of my students through tutoring and friendship. I really love being a part of this experience. The school offers a number of after school programs as well. I look froward to many years of preparing children for the future.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2006

My son started Kindergarten this year at Park Lane. I feel that his teacher Mrs. Poplawski is doing a great job with teaching the class more than just the basic tools that the students will need throughout their educational careers. My child has learned so much in a short period of time, and is doing extremely well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

I think if you want your kids to have a good education the find another school because this is not the one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I am very disappointed in this school. My child is a new student and I am really thinking about removing her from this school. I also have another child that will be starting there in the fall in Kindergarten. I know first hand about the school. There is so much lack of discipline . I have been in the lunch room in the mornings many times and the children are very unruly and do not listen to the monitors or the principal. They are also disrespectful. I have not been up there in the morning and not seen a fight break. I do not believe that there is enough discipline in the school. There are also not enough extracurricular activities and definitely a low level of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Parklane is a very good school. The principal is good with the childen. He really treats the kids like there is own. The teachers are good and they don't play with the kids. I have two that goes there one in the 3rd grade and the other is in kindergarden. The kids in kindergarden can read very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2003

My daughter has attended Park Land since the first grade. She will be entering the third grade in Sept. She has had excellent teachers thus far. They always challenge her and put to good use her talents and abilities. Mr. Wetzel is a kind, caring and supportive principal. He encourages parent participation. He is multifunctional in his role there. He fills in where needed. I have never once heard him complain. The school is kept clean and the atmosphere is always friendly. The children for the most part are well behaved and respectful. The school would richly benefit by stepping up their academic curriculum, and provide additons to their Gifted Program to provide students with individualized study within the classroom, and with more homework.


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
36%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%

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

All Students39%
Female29%
Male58%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female49%
Male58%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
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 Students63%
Female79%
Male52%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female50%
Male29%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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 Students50%
Female61%
Male36%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female41%
Male22%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female58%
Male20%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female20%
Male35%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
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
Black 93% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
White 2% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1300 Park Ln
Darby, PA 19023
Phone: (610) 534-4880

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