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Cold Spring El School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 781 students

 
 

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Posted February 18, 2013

This school is great! I am very pleased with the teachers and both of my kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

It is a very good school. The teachers are the best.. We just had good experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I think there must be a few parents with an axe to grind. This school is top notch. I have two children who attend this school. The programs are advanced and well-taught. The teachers have access to technologies like class quia websites that give parents calendars of assignments, displays of work, and links to more educational site so that kids can practice math problems at home. I think the principal is heavily involved and deals with matters of discipline immediately. This is a tough school with a rigorous program. The school additionally provides resources if your child falls behind for any reason....and additional programs if your child appears to excel beyond the norm. All in all, we are very pleased with Cold Spring. This is a tough school and the expectations are high!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

I disagree & think my kids are getting an excellent education. I've never been turned away from helping in the classroom. I think the level of security is necessary to keep our kids safe. Council Rock is overcrowded & taxes are higher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

I agree that the parents are not teaching basic manners and are more interested in being in the building. I also feel that there is too much of a kids will be kids attitude from the administration and that social emotional growth is not a priority. The academics are not that rigorous and the parents are expected to bring the kids up to the desired level, the teachers do not do a good job at challenging students or being creative - too many dittos/worksheets. The reputation is deceptive and I do not think the district is as good as its reputation. It has also been very difficult to get informatioin from the administration about school events such as assemblies, etc. It's like they are trying to keep parents away, but at the same time still ahve too many Home School Assoc. people wandering the building. Go south to Council Rock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I think the parents are not involved in the proper way. They seem more interested in benigin the building, instead of having their children properly prepared for class and teaching them some basic manners/acceptable behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

CSE has an amazing parent volunteer system that the school utilizes well. The school is large but well run. The expectations for student achievement is very high and faculty and parents bear a heavy burden maintaining these high standards. The school is as good as those who are involved in it's day to day workings. The kids benefit from the hard work of the volunteers and teachers. I hope it can remain a top tier school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

We love this school. We have experience of both the gifted and special needs programs and they are second to none. Condisering the number of students, it has a small school feel and the principal does a good job knowing all of his students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

Cold Spring meets/exceeds the high standards known across the Central Bucks school district. The extracurricular activities are band and orchestra. The parental involvement level is very high with parent volunteers working in classrooms on a daily basis, heading up reading response groups, and volunteering on the playground. There has been a fair amount of teacher turnover, but still there are several great teachers at each grade level to compensate for the younger ones who move or go out on maternity leave. The school spirit is high and it is a great learning environment. The gifted program could use some improvement, it is a pull-out program, but has been inconsistently run over the years. The district strives to bring all students to a good level, but this does leave the very bright students not as challenged as they could be.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

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 77% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

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

All Students94%
Female92%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
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 Students97%
Female98%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
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%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 92% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 1% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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