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East Fallowfield Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 384 students

 

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Posted July 23, 2013

I ADORE The Big East! It really has the feel of a small country school. The teachers know the kids in other classes, the principal (currently Mr. Wayne Wallace) calls the kids by name in the halls, and the secretary knows what child you belong to when you are buzzed and signed into the building. The PTO is amazing and works very well with the principal and teachers. The teachers are very accessible by phone, e-mail and conference if needed. Coatesville, in general, gets an undeserved bad reputation. This school is situated outside of the city, although some 'city' kids are bussed out. I wouldn't prefer to send my daughters anywhere else, and we are planning to build a home to specifically stay IN this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I am very happy with East Fallowfield. The teachers are very good and care about their students very much. The entire staff have made things very easy for me with this being my first school. I am excited for my second child to be starting E.F. this year. I was not completely satisfied with Dr Stanko. The PTA is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I moved to the East Fallowfield Area around 6 years. Both my children went to East Fallowfield Elem School. Ms Moore was in the office then, And to be honest I did not like dealing with her at all, she defintely ran the school, and seem to make the newcomers like my self feel less than welcome. I was not impressed with Dr. Stanko when she was at South Brandywine..... Other than that the teachers are all Gems....the PTA were wonderful and committed..... It is a great little school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

My first son started at this school 2 years ago in kindergarten when Dawn Lawless was the principal- had she not left, we would have. Dr. Stanko has been the principal since 8/06 and we are very pleased with her- though my dealings with her have always been pleasant, as our children tend to stay out of trouble. (We now have two boys at the school.) I feel so lucky to have my children in such a wonderful school. There really is something special about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I pulled my children from this school for this school year after quite a few disappointments last year with the new principal. We had been happy with the school before this. One of my children having gotten into trouble and we as parents not finding out for 10 days and then only through the mail was upsetting. We had been very happy with most of the teachers while we were there. Since the arrival of Dr. Stanko the school has lost its family feel. I would consider sending my children back if a new principal was put in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Overall the teachers are excellent. Some have been there for up to 18 years. I do agree with the much needed renovations. A gym would be ideal and a great asset. Small schools are hard to come by and this one is good. The office staff? Yes they can be a challenge at times but for the most part are ok to work with. I do like the security they have at the front door and I feel as though safety is a priority. They are starting a before and after school program this year which is a great improvment. Overall I am happy to have children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

We have been so pleased with East Fallowfield. I am hoping that some needed renovations will be done to the school in the near future, both interior and exterior. Continue to hire excellent educators. Remember you get what you put into your education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

This school has no before/after school care, nor do any facilities pick up children for this. This is a huge obstacle for working parents. The office staff is rude and less than helpful, to the point of being a stumbling block to getting things done. I emailed the principal and never got a response back. I asked for the number of the PTA president to inquire about after school care and the office staff said, 'She'll tell you the same thing we did, there isn't any!' They refused to give me her number and said they would have her call me. No call was received. When leaving blank my husbands job on their forms (we were in process of moving from TX) the office woman said, 'You mean he's not going to work?' I could list a dozen other issues. I am very disappointed in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

EFES is a wonderful place to be a kid. We have wonderful teachers, very active parents and very well behaved kids. There are few discipline problems at this school. Our kids are receiving a quality education in a small country setting. Downfalls at this school-although there are some I think the school could use more extra curricular activities.Also the building is very dated and in need of renovations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

It is excellent, or above excellent. The teachers and parents blend together to help all our children excel. The majority of the teachers don't just stop in the classroom but procede to work with the children on extra projects that go way above and beyond.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female84%
Male60%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female68%
Male39%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 59% 71%
Black 26% 15%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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2254 Strasburg Rd
East Fallowfield, PA 19320
Phone: (610) 383-3765

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