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Beaver Creek El School

Public | K-5 | 447 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

Beaver Creek is a great school with excellent teachers and staff! There are so many ways for students to learn and grow inside and out of the classroom, many opportunities for parents and students to be involved and help others. The principal and teachers are very committed to the education of our children and it shows! We are proud to be a Beaver Creek Family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

I am very proud to be a parent of Beaver Creek students. The teachers are very kind and caring and love to teach. They are smart and well equipped to do their job. The principal has always addressed my concerns quickly and fairly (keep in mind, sometimes it is your kid that did something wrong:(). Dr Lawless works tirelessly to create a well run environment. The sense of community that our family feels from Beaver Creek is enormous and really makes getting involved in our children's education fun. In addition, the PTO ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

Beaver Creek is an excellent school filled with dedicated, positive, motivated teachers, staff and students. I am a proud parent and volunteer at Beaver Creek and thrilled that my 3 children are able to receive a quality public education. There are numerous opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's education and classroom activities, as well as opportunities for the children to grow and foster their individual interests and talents. As a parent of a child with special needs and children in the regular classroom, I have always felt heard and validated in all of my concerns or questions surrounding my children. I highly recommend Beaver Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

My child had difficulty reading and my concerns were totally blown off. He got no help at all. Not a great school if your child has any learning problems. They need a qualified reading specialist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

I am stating unsatisfactory due to the out of touch, self centered principle. The teachers are great minus very few. This school could be great again if the principle is dismissed and the redistricting does not impact the social economics of the school which as currently presented will. All elementary schools seem to have learning support issues unfortunately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

I couldn't be happier with the education and support my children receved at Beaver Creek. The curriculum is top notch and many programs focus on molding a child to be well rounded. On any issues that arose both the guidance and the principal were right on top of itand worked with us. There are many, many additional activites for students to explore their talents: video and editing club, art club, band, talent show...the list goes on. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

completely dissatissifed with the support we have received at Beaver Creek, my child has a learning disability and we have had to fight for everything we have received. I agree with the other parent who wrot e that the principal is unapproachable. They fight you for any support your child is entitled to, know your rights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

My child had many problems with teacher and the principal because the school did not meet my child's needs. All the experienced teachers left. The principal is not involved and is not approachable. All they care about is test scores, not the kids needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

Beaver Creek focuses on educating the whole child. They offer a wide variety of before school and after school activities such as 'It Takes a Village', 'Video Editing', 'Band', and 'Intramurals.' They have hard working, caring teachers and support staff. The students excel academically and are caring and friendly. There are many opportunities for parent involvement. The PTO is very active and supportive.


Posted November 2, 2008

Do not judge a school by it's test scores! It is easy to spoon feed a child input for a test however, does not mean they are learning. I am not satisfied with the education provided at Beaver Creek. there is much to be desired with the cooperation between the teacher and the parent. The longer I am involved with Beaver Creek The more I grow to dislike it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Excellent school. The teachers focus on each individual student. The children are taught not only the 'Three R's' but how to be a productive citizen and how to respect others. Bullying is tackled from day one. Children are encouraged to operate outside of comfort zones in moving ahead in reading and math. No one is pushed ever. Wonderful teachers have been experienced by us in K, 1st and 2nd! We love BC!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

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 73% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%

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 Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female79%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
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 83% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Black 4% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 West Pennsylvania Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone: (610) 269-2790

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