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Charles Kelly El School

Public | 1-5 | 290 students

 

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Posted May 3, 2014

I love the teachers and the administration. The school is focused on the child, mind body and soul. I had a great experience with my older child and look forward to working with the staff when my twins enter next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

I love Charles Kelly Elementary. They challenge the children. It's a very safe and secure environment for the students and i love how interactive the parents are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Great teachers, staff, principal, and a bunch of hard-working students. I just wish more parents would get involved...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

I love Charles Kelly.... They have Wondeful teachers who are willing to go the extra mile, they are always pleasant with me and my daughter. Its small where a child can achieve thier goals without being in an classroom with too many students. They also realize when a student is struggling and try to get them the extra help that is needed. But it does take the parents to do ALL they can at home to ASSISTS in developing GREAT students!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Charles Kelly is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated to a quality education for all students. I can say the same for the principal. There is always an EXTRA effort put forth by the administration to see our children succeed. My son is a student and enjoys going to school each day. Kudos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

I am a parent of a 5th grader at Charles Kelly. My son has attended this school since 1st grade. Our teachers are top notch and care very much about the success of each student.The small class sizes (no more than 22 students per class room) allows each teacher more time to help students that may need more assistance. We are a small school, but we are making great strides in keeping up with the larger elementary schools in the district. We do not have extra ciricular activites, as all of our students are either bussed or driven to school, but we do have after-school tutoring, we also have a service club for the 4th and 5th grade students. They do community projects for senior citizens and the homeless in Delaware County. There are many Family Fun Nights throughout the year to keep the families involved. I have been to every single one of these during all of the years my son has attended. I absolutely love Charles kelly and am so happy my child has the opportunity to attend a school with so much cultural diversity. He has learned about other countries and their cultures and made many friends. That makes me as a parent very proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

Charles Kelly Elementary is a GREAT school and this is my daughter s 3rd year at this fantastic school. The school is making excellent strides with my student s education and you can see it by the progression year over year. Some of the outstanding programs in Charles Kelly are the Home & School Association along with the Parent Partner Program, headed by the school s Family Liaison, Mrs. Freeman. Mrs. Gregitis, Charles Kelly s Principal, is back for another exceptional year. She takes a tough stance on bullying on school buses and in the classroom. With her help, there was 100% student participation for the PSSA s this past Spring. Within the entire Upper Darby School District, Charles Kelly was the only school to increase the overall PSSA scores by 7%! The excitement from the entire teaching staff is bar none and I challenge their enthusiasm against any teacher in the Upper Darby School District (Challenge, lol). My husband and I are so thrilled to have our daughter attend Charles Kelly. I predict that in a few years, Charles Kelly Elementary School will be the school that everyone would wants their child to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

I think the teachers try thier best but the only problem I have with this school is the lack of effort the teachers put in to prevent bullying. I have three children that attend this school and two are actually be bullied by someone in thier grade, im just tired of talking to someone about the same problem. I just think the best thing is to move them out the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school is a disappointment. The student's behavior is an embarrassment. The teachers are working very hard with the amount of support they are given. There is a serious problem with consquences because there are none. I feel really bad for the 50 percent of the students that are stuck in classes with the monsters (or peers) who are allowed to run wild and disrupt learning. Lastly, the Administration does not seem to care about the behavioral issues.


Posted August 29, 2009

Maybe if either of you two could compose a full sentence your children might do better in school. You blame the teachers but, it all starts at home!


Posted January 23, 2009

This school is the worse, My son was a student a few months ago, They call you over every little thing, 'asking you to pick your child after you just dropped them off. What happened to detention or getting sent to the office? I agree the teachers are very inexperienced, I can count how mant times my son was sent home with homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Not a very good location. Inexperienced teachers. No extracurricular activities. No dedication or real involvement from the principal.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
37%
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 Students73%
Female59%
Male85%
Black63%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female56%
Male77%
Black57%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male35%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female40%
Male25%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male25%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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
Black 69% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 3%
White 7% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
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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Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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