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Farmersville El School

Public | K-5 | 543 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Relatively speaking this is one of the better schools in this school district, however I am disappointed with the quality of education and discipline. The new principal seems to have bought some good changes to the school, however most of the union based teachers expect parents to bow down to them in order to treat kids right. I agree with a couple of other parents about 3rd grade, one particular teacher in that grade is totally off when dealing with disciplining children and often does not address the issue. She would rather punish the child who brings up the issue since she has now had to deal with it. Generally there also seems to be too much involvement with the teachers and the mothers. I am a single dad and I found it tough to deal with the teachers, without it adversely affecting how they treated my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

I had great expectations for this school from speaking with neighbors before buying our house and talking to fellow parents. But I was hugely disappointed. My child still goes to this school. Most teachers just do the basic minimum to stay on the job. My child had teachers who yelled at him in Kindergarten, 1st & 3rd grades. 2nd grade teachers are good, one of them being nominated for state level awards is very good. All the other teachers are mediocre, some 3rd grade teachers are plain mean. They expect parents to be super nice to them and keep them happy with gifts and appreciation programs and what not in order to treat the kids well. The PTA here is a big mom's club, has no diversity and reduces to a popularity contest among the moms. The PTA also seems to be running a big part of the school and is a forum for ex-teachers who cant find jobs anymore to stay in touch with the school system. Whether your child wins prizes in talent shows and if his picture comes up in the year book depends on whether you are in involved with the PTA. The school has a lot of potential and can improve quite a bit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

My kid goes to this school now. My kid had bad teachers in kindergarten and third grade who would yell at the kids everyday. My kid had a great teacher in second grade who really cared for her students and worked with them. The earlier principal was more protective of the teachers than the students. With the new principal this year, things are beginning to change. Many (not all) teachers are insensitive and working just for the pay and benefits. The teachers and the PTA are monochromatic and see diversity as a challenge to be avoided. Gifted program lags behind other schools. In summary, it is an average school with a lot of potential. It needs the new principal to bring it to the 21st century.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Great school, these teachers take education very seriously, they give a excellent support in order for our kids to achieve the best educational goals with clear expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

Excellent! I had my daughter attend kindergarten here and I have to say that the teachers are super. I helped with centers throughout the year and was able to see some of the school from the inside. The staff is caring, the academic program is diverse and principal teaches excellent values. The school has good security and a good alert system (school closings, etc..) We had our daughter in private school before this. If you are considering if this school is worth it, overall I would say it is a good bet to send them here. - A dad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

I am very impressed with the level of professionalism at this school. The principal has set a tone for high standards of academics and behavior, and the children strive to excel. The teachers are both caring and excellent facilitators of learning. They are extremely organized, which helps children to develop good study habits early on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers and staff are wonderful at Farmersville. They care about the students and do the best they can to help them learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Farmersville has a very invilved PTA, teachers that are intouch with the students and a wonderful music department. I would like to see a Science Fair in their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2005

I love Farmersville! My two older children went there and there teacher involvement is wonderful! They have great communication with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
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%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female94%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female91%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 75% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
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7036 William Penn Highway
Easton, PA 18045
Phone: (610) 868-0471

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