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Doyle El School

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Posted December 3, 2013

I have three children currently attending Doyle Elementary and have been thrilled with the level of education they have all received so far. The teachers, as well as the Principal, have been fantastic. Everyone is kind and approachable. At every teacher conference I am amazed at how spot-on the teachers have been with feedback on my kids. I also have two children that receive speech services and they have made a ton of progress. There is a real sense of community at Doyle and I a feel lucky that I live where I do and my kids get to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

We have sent our two daughters to Doyle for three years now and they have done very well at this school. The teachers have been great so far. They are knowledgeable, professional and they communicate with the parents on a regular basis. They know their students and tailor the instruction according to their needs. We are quite impressed with this school. The principal runs a tight ship and we are quite pleased with our daughters' experience so far. There is also a great sense of community at this school because of its smaller size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

I attended Doyle Elementary School in 1970 for k-6. I am now a first grade teacher in North Carolina and wanted to see the website to see what it is like now


Posted October 3, 2009

The kids are the greatest! It is pure pleasure to come to work every day and see their eager, smiling faces! Love Doyle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

We have 2 children attending Doyle and the past 5 years have been a great experience. I've read too much criticism regarding the rules and code of conduct that quite frankly should be expected in all elementary schools. The school is small but the size is one of it's biggest assets. The principle and teachers know all the children and most of the parents. You feel a great sense of community. The Home and School is very active and has provided the school with upgrades in art, technology and even raised enough money to build a new playground when the original one was deemed unsafe. The principle has always been accessible and adequately involved with any issues I've had. She has done a tremendous job hiring highly qualified and gifted teachers. Most have gone out of their way to assist with making sure our children receive the best education possibl
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Not happy with the principal. She seems more concerned about her numbers than the kids that may bring down her test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

This school is protected and can not be extended by law. The back to school night was great - room to sit in the hall, great information from the principle and home room teacher. My sons love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

The principal is cold and mean. The rules are closer to a prision than a place where young minds are molded. What the administrators here fail to remember is that these are kids not hardened criminals. Some of the teachers are also questionable, it was half way throught the year and I still had not heard from her. And forget about back to school night, the school is so tiny and overcrowded that it should be modified, however the principal, will not even consider an addition. She needs the extra budget money for a new car.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Doyle is run like a military operation. This is my third child so I have experience of other schools. The rules, regulations, and punishments are entirely unreasonable. The principal is rigid and condescending. Most staff are cold and unfriendly. [Children] are not allowed talk to each other during lunch and if they do they have to sit on a bench. The community school 'carers' yell rudely at the children in the yard through a loudspeaker. It is not a nurturing environment at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

This school is fabulous. We have had the privilege of sending two children to Doyle for the last 4 years. The kids have loved each of their teachers, and the principal is terrific! Thanks to the Doyle teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

We moved to this school in the middle of the school year and our chidren truly disliked the school. It has the smallest cafeteria I have ever seen. The school tried to ease the transiton with an ambassador program allowing an upper class student to show our children around, however 15 min in the morning did not make up for the challenges presented by the principal. On the other hand the teachers do seem to try hard may be in an effort to soften what challenges the principal does present. The school does have high academic standards and achievements. Some of this probably can be attriuted because of the principal's rigid rules and standards. Although our children did like the classes and teachers, my one daughter still longed to be back at her original elementaryschool in Warrington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

I have had the pleasure of sending my child through Doyle Elementary for the past several years and it has been a great experiance for both of us. She has had excellant teachers, support from the school when she needed it, guidance when she needed it, but has also been left to figure things out and become responsible for herself along the way. The administration seems to really care about the development of the kids attitudes along with the development of their intelligence. I couldn't ask for a better elementary experiance for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

As you have heard Doyle is a small school that everyone know's your name that is true. The teachers are very smart and educated. The only thing is that the prinicipal is a little strict. Overall the school is great; we have great asemblies, teachers, and a staff that is very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2003

The teachers are fantastic, the only reason I haven't withdrawn my daughter and sent her to private school. The new principal, on the other hand, tends to make even parents feel like they're back in school. The discipline under her is stringent, bordering on unreasonable. The children basically get the message that mistakes and oversights are entirely unacceptable, making kids fearful at not being perfect. Only those kids whose parents live to serve the PTO get slack, much less some praise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I serve lunches and I also have a child in this school. Doyle is a small school and everyone knows your child either by name or by seeing them every day. The teachers are very good and the principal has an open door policy to both the parents and the children.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

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 83% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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

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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 89% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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260 North West St
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (267) 893-4300

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