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Grandview El School

Public | K-5 | 916 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2010

EXTREMELY CONCERNED. According to schooldigger.com 08-09 PSSA scores for 3rd and 4th grade combined, Grandview held 372 out of 1650. 09-10 PSSA scores for 3rd and 4th combined, Grandview held 1008 out of 1665. Something is serious wrong with these figures or the performance of the principal and teacher leadership in this school. I'm very concerned about my daughters education in Derry Area School District, if this becomes a trend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Grandview Elementary is an accredited school that strives to enforce self-esteem, fair play, as well as excellent academics.


Posted November 25, 2007

My sister and I both attended Grandview Elementary. My son (now in Derry High) and my daughter (3rd grade) have also had the chance to be in the same building I spent from 3rd to 6th grade in. The same ladies are in the office, and the teacher I had for social studies is now the K-2 councelor! I am more than pleased with Grandview and Derry Schools as a whole
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

My son attended Grandview for Kindergarden and half of first grade. I was not impressed with the teachers abilities to work with the children and see them as such. The academics though were very advanced compared to nearby school districts and I was very surprised to see my son beginning to read and write in kindergarden! He still found some of the classes 'boring' and was not given the chance to progress at a higher speed than the rest of the class. As far as I understand Derry School District no longer provides a gifted class for those children needing more challanges in their school work. I did not feel involved in his class as much as I would have liked. Other than twice a year confrences with the teacher, there was no other communication from the teacher. Sports are available but I found the cost high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

I am highly disappointed in this school. My son has mild cp. I found his teacher yelling at him in front of the other students. The ratio of students to teachers is high. The teacher says she has 24 other students to watch and it seems she can't be bothered. In her defense the principal says she is one of the better teachers. That says it all to me. Good Luck if you choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I am very pleased with Grandview school. i have a child with a learning disability. Grandview as well as the other elementry have great sucess in working with children with LD. I am pleased with all the learning support programs avalible for young kids , from the Target program to the smaller classes in Grandview. I have seen great changes in my son from the first several years of school which we had to fight to get my son to go to school till now when he can't wait to go to school. I believe that the program has given him the confidence he need to succeed in school.
—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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%

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

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female65%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 71%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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188 Recreation Rd
Derry, PA 15627
Phone: (724) 694-9900

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