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Gayman El School

Public | K-6 | 529 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

This is an exceptional learning environmental.Not only do the administrators, teachers & support staff focus on academic goals, they are keenly aware of the significance a positive social & emotional environment plays in student achievement.Gayman has truly created a dedicated community, an exceptionally supportive place where students thrive.School staff is accessible, encouraging parental communication through phone/email.Student problems are resolved with team effort, considering all aspects of the child.There are endless opportunities to volunteer and contribute both during & after school hours, accommodating all work schedules.My children are motivated to go to Gayman, eager to see teachers and friends, loving their classrooms, library, lunchroom and especially the gym teacher, Mr. Foster.My children are average students, sometimes struggling, sometimes excelling. The Gayman staff have never labeled them either way.Each teacher firmly understands that children learn in ebbs and flows.Staff exhibits extraordinary patience & respect for learning process, instilling a desire to be lifelong learners. I am in awe as to how this environment was created, it is truly exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Why do you love Gayman Elementary School? The teachers are amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

We love this school, or son started kindergarten in September, and then had trouble all winter with illness. Everyone worked hard to keep him on track and up to par, and as sping is upon us, the flowers are not the only thing blooming. Our son went from always needing more practice, to bringing home work that was at or above the expected standard. Way to go Gayman, your hardwork has paid off!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

Gayman is such a great school. Our daughter started there this month and she has grown by leaps and bounds. In one month she went from struggling with her math facts to complete mastery of all her multiplication and division. Not only is the curriculum great, everyone is so nice. They are always ready to help and always happy to see you. The principal is great too. He is young and down to earth. He is a part of the educating staff instead of the boss of it all. The kids are great too, my daughter started in the middle of the year and on her first day she had at least five new 'best friends'. Every teacher in the school is great. There is not just one favorite teacher to get they are all great. My daughters teacher actually inspires her to learn and do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The teachers are fabulous here. I have had two sons go there and have been impressed with all the teachers they have been involved with. I think the counselors there are awesome as well. Very caring, very knowledgable and very much interested in the welfare of the kids. The after-school program is wonderful as well.
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Posted August 26, 2003

Gayman is a wonderful, small, and friendly school. The teachers are all very energetic and helpful, the staff is so supportive of all students and parents. I am so glad that my son can go to a small, friendly school, rather than a school so large, the parents don't even know each other. At Gayman, it seems like all the parents know each other and are always involved in the kids school.
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Posted August 10, 2003

Gayman is a wonderful school! The curriculum is excellent and taught in a fun and enjoyable way. The students are well prepared for their future. We are happy and proud to say our children go to Gayman.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

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88%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

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96%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
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%
Female98%
Male89%
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

Math

All Students97%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
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 Students96%
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
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
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%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
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 91% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4440 Point Pleasant Pk
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: (267) 893-4350

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