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East Lansdowne El School

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Posted February 5, 2013

I went to ELBS for 5th and 6th grade. I really enjoyed it. The teachers were really nice, and I made a lot of friends. They had great food, and the library and art program were awesome. They also involved the parents frequently for conferences and helping out with field trips, the talent show, the science fair, and athletic events. The transportation was good and timely. Possibly my favorite school I ever attended.


Posted March 10, 2012

East Lansdowne has the most dedicated staff from the custodian to principal who are willing to do their job and the job of others to make the school the best for every child. Teachers care about children and are willing to make changes in their practice to support every child's learning potential. Parents support the school by making sure their child comes to school everyday with a willingness to learn. The children are typical kids, not too worldly just in need of caring academic and social guidance. The facility is older, but safe and well kept.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2011

This school may be the worst in the district. The problems are numerous. The facilities are depressing- the windows are plastered over, the library floods, and there are classes meeting in the basement storage rooms. The principal is more interested in appearing to be well run than actually running the school well. She has a negative demeanor to her staff and parents, and is always looking to shift blame. The teachers are excellent, but their classes all have nearly 30 students and the rooms are crowded. In the worn down building, it is difficult to get the students to respect the school. Because the principal is not keen on identifying students who need additional interventions, each class has 2-3 students who would be better served in a more intensive learning enviroment, and the attention they need in a typical classroom distracts the teacher and other students from what needs to be happening. Please, insist that your child be moved to another school in the district. Several have classes sizes at or below 20, and updated facilities to help the children feel cared for.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 21, 2010

I have two children attending this school and I am afraid everytime my oldest goes to school. She has been in trouble a few times because it's hard being a new student. With the help of teachers and some staff she's adjusted well and learned that self defense is not always the answer. An discipline rule backed fired on her and was suspended. When I was in school we told the principle if we were being bother and didn't get in trouble for being a victim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT THE 2 OUT OF 10 RATING, SEEM LIFE AN F.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

I have lived in East Lansdowne for the past 26 yrs and my 2 older kids have gone thru here when this school used to be magnet school. I have been frustrated and disappointed when school district took magnet status away. I have a little one going thru this school now. Teachers are still good and have been blessed with excellent teachers. School ratings have dropped to 3 now and East Lansdowne township living have become dangerous and dirty now like west and south west Philly streets. Every morning I have to pick up rubbish and trash bottles etc from yard. I wish state and local authorities did something since East Lansdowne is good small town to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

This school has been a disappointment from the beginning of the year to the end. The quality of education is disappointing as well as the discipline policy within the school. If at all possible place your child elsewhere. This school is a total mess!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

My second grader son, new student wasn t on his bus after school. Received message from the principal explaining that he wasn t ready on time and the bus left without him. Although she apologized because he wasn t on the bus, the message also said that my son needs to be ready on time so that this won t happen again. I picked him up, and asked him if he was told what bus to get on, he said no, he just walked around scared not knowing what to do. I was upset and told the principal how I felt. I also felt blame was placed on my son who is not responsible for the school s clear lack of organization. An adult at the school should have seen to it that my son and all children riding on the bus were ready and made it to their bus on time! Adults take care of adult responsibilities not children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

A zoo. Get your child out as fast as you can.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2005

East Lansdowne Basics is in my opinion the best school in the District. I'm glad that my youngest daughter got in after being on the waiting list for three years. Her test scores show that she is learning. She has been blessed with excellent teahers. Parent involvement is higher than in any of the schools. Parents support the school by attending Friday morning assemblies, volunteering in the classroom and by lending their support financially (Family Donations) and helping with fundraisers and school activites. I feel that the parents are respected and included in the education process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

My children have both been at ELBS since Kindergarten and they are now going into 4th and 6th grade.I love it and so do they.The teacher's are great and so is the principle they're all very fair and go beyond what is expected.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
38%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students49%
Female63%
Male36%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male52%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female35%
Male40%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
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 Students39%
Female35%
Male41%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female35%
Male45%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female44%
Male27%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
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 Students48%
Female38%
Male63%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male44%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
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 91% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
White 3% 71%
Hispanic 1% 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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401 Emerson Ave
East Lansdowne, PA 19050
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