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Susquenita El School

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Posted November 21, 2011

I am extremely satisfied with the education my children are receiving at Susquenita Elementary. The majority of the teachers make a concerted effort to keep lines of communication open regarding students' performance and potential. When my children displayed boredom in their classes, the teachers quickly determined that accelerated and gifted classes were merited. The PTO is very active, and attendance at PTO-sponsored functions is impressive. Contrary to what this site contends, most Susquenita parents are supportive of their children's education and are extremely involved in the school's social functions and parent-teacher conferences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

I am so very pleased with the Susquenita SD. I have a child in Elementary and one in Middle School. I have moved within the last 2 years from an Urban school to Susquenita and the difference is just so staggering. The teachers are wonderful, the music and art programs are great.....perhaps I set the bar low by moving from an urban to a rural School District, but I am very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Susquenita Elementary school has a dedicated, caring staff. The students are great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 11, 2005

Very pleased with Susquenita Elementary School. Curriculem offers computer, spanish. School seems to challenge those who are gifted. Seems same parents are involved. Need more parental involvement. PTO does alot for students.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

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

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 93% 71%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 Susquenita Dr
Duncannon, PA 17020
Phone: (717) 957-6000

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