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Kutz El School

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Posted June 4, 2013

I am so thrilled to be at Kutz. It is a school that takes a lot of pride in itself from the teachers to admin to parents and kids and custodial staff. Also, the teachers and admin are proactive when it comes to problems and are big on communication with the parents and child. They go above and beyond! I LOVE Kutz and am sad to be gone in 2 years when my son graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

One of my favorite elementary schools in central bucks. Very nice hallways, newly rennovated library, and a newer gym. It is only on 1 floor, though. The biggest school in CB is like 100x bigger than Kutz. Bridge Valley. Bridge Valley has 2 floors, a basement, elevators, and even security cameras!!! Kutz has a lot of friendly teachers, along with some cranky, evil teachers! The art teacher makes the school feel friendlier, and the librarian encourages kids to read, read, read!


Posted June 10, 2012

My husband and I were torn between Kutz and Catholic school for kindergarten, predominantly because Catholic was full day but we were wondering if the classes might be smaller or more personal. We found that the Catholic school classes were actually larger (and growing because of school closings) and the technology and support staff were more limited. A year later we are so happy to have chosen Kutz. The teacher was so encouraging of our daughter who is VERY shy and gave her the amount of praise and support she needed. The parents in the class were very involved and the teacher ALWAYS encouraged us to help out in the class every day, any day. The doors are never closed to parents. There were two support staff persons in the classroom too, which benefitted ALL students in the class. I am marvelled by just how much she has learned in one year. My friend who did private kindergarten hears what I share about our class and is in awe. They've done individual presentations about a career interest to their classmates, have parents come in to talk about their careers, Big Cheese day, writing/journaling every single day, books home every day, but it's always fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

We have been at Kutz for 3 years and love it! The principal is caring and listens. And while we may have had an issue with a teacher or two, problems are addressed right away1 We had a potential bully issue and the counselor and teacher were involved immediately and an intervention was set up between my son and the student to see how they could work it out. I was quite impressed. Many teachers are right on with email and respond daily, which I love that way of communication. Some teachers have let me know if problems before I was even aware and talking with me about solutions. My son is very happy overall and so are we! The school's Home & School Assoc is VERY active and there are tons of activities always going on to be involved in - kids and parents. I was leery going to public school after private but cannot say enough good things about Kutz, its staff and its community! It is caring and nurturing. My son is thriving in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

It is true that there are a few bad teachers at this school, as there are at many. Good luck to anyone trying to raise a classroom or teacher concern with the principal or "support" staff, as their practice is to close ranks, tune out and place the blame elsewhere, even if it means the child suffers. On separate note, standardized testing is all-important and a child's individual needs and potential are of less importance than their ability to test well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

The math teacher in 6th grade doesn't seem to like to teach. He reviews the work and when the students try to ask questions he either yells at them or tells them he already went over it. I agree that he doesn't get them ready enough for middle school ready math student. The 5th grade math teacher is very good, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

The teachers here don't teach math very well in 6th grade. They seem to llack the procees of turning a elementary school kid into a middle school ready kid. The afterschol activities are limited. Not that great, could be better
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2009

This is a school where if your child fits in and is not bullied, you won't have any problems. The principal is very stubborn and very authoritarian. If your child is bullied, you might want to sell your house and move to a different school zone like we did. Have heard both positive and negative from lots of other parents. Again, if you are passive and don't care if you get 'patted on the head' regarding your concerns, this school might suffice for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

it is a great school ,great education,its a lot of fun .
—Submitted by a student


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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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 73% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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97%

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95%

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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92%

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89%

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80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
93%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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93%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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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

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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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.

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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%
Female93%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
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%
Female95%
Male100%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
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 88% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1950 Turk Rd Rd 3
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (267) 893-3900

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