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Palmer Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 558 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted December 19, 2013

I love the school and the staff Palmer is a great school i am so happy that my five kids go there the principle is great she is a respectful maybe she looks more serious but she is a good one the teachers too i can't ask for better staff i feel blessed thank you Palmer too i can't ask for better staff i feel blessed thank you palmer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I love this school. I went as a child and I love that my daughter is going here too. They are always keeping parents informed on events that are happening. I love that it is a secured school. That makes me feel better knowing that my child is safe while learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2012

Wonderful teachers and staff! I am not very fond of the principal. I found her to be very unfriendly and at times even inappropriate. I have heard many others say the same thing about the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

Good school and teachers. Some of the teachers really care. The principal has got to go. Very combative and unhelpful. Isn't nice to the children as well. Counting the days until the district realizes how bad she is and gets rid of her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2012

My son is going into 3rd grade this coming school year (2012-13). He has been there since Kindergarten. This is a great school, I have no complaints. The teachers my son has had so far were wonderful and he always loves going to school. I have never had any racial problems among the students or staff towards my son, this is just generally a very good school, good educational program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

Teachers are outstanding. The principal however could use an attitude adjustment. She is the most unfriendly person I have ever dealt with. I miss the old principal :( Having said that, I am glad all 4 of my kids are finally out of that place! While the teachers really care about the students its just a matter of time till they no longer due because of the principal. Sad. And the PTA?! A more stuck up group you'll never find!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

I love Palmer Elementary School. My daughter is in Kindergarten and I am very impressed with the teacher, aides, and other staff for her class. I am very happy with the school and the PTA is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love Palmer elementary School because they have the most awesome teachers, and they always have amazing assembly's and field trips, very intelluctual learing experiences. All of their teachers are incredibly smart and patient and kind, and I think they deserve to win this contest, so they can get upgraded supplies, and or remodeling of an old school.


Posted September 15, 2009

Good teachers and active PTA


Posted September 3, 2008

My son is starting 2nd grade at Palmer Elementary School and he has had great teachers in the past. I love this school there are so many parents that are really involved. I could not be happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Palmer Elementary is an excellent school with wonderful teachers. Parents who complain should maybe step in and volunteer and be involved in thier child's education. You get out what you put in! Palmer Proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I pulled my son from this school after 1 month. We had recently moved to Easton and were used to schools with much better quality of academics and faculty from out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

This is my daughter's third year at Palmer. She has been blessed with excellent teachers and wonderful experiences throughout all three school years. Our overall experience has been VERY positive thus far. She is doing very well as are many of her friends also attending Palmer. The statement posted in August stating that ALL of the children are doing poorly in this school is ridiculous! My little guy will start next fall and my husband and I are very excited about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

The children are all preforming low and the building is very old and depressing and poorly set up. We pulled the kids out of this district as quickly as we could, it isn't safe.


Posted November 9, 2006

This will be out 3rd year at Palmer and is by far the worst! The education is behind and the students are not required to excel. The leadership and the principals are wonderful but the BOE needs to strengthen the grade level work. I find other schools to be doing much harder materials than at Palmer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Great school, my son loves it, We moved here from Brick Nj and this school is a lot more difficult and the teachers are well educated and are doing a wonderful job. Me and my son love this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

My daughter has been at this school for two years (now in 2nd). The teachers have been wonderful and the class work I feel is appropriate. Communication between the teachers and home has been satisfactory, however communication between other faculty and home has been less then perfect. Once it was discussed, the matter seems to be much better. It would be nice to offer extracurricular activities for younger grades (or at least concerts, etc).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2004

Both of my children were entered into the gifted/enrichment program because they had special needs. These needs were not met by the school faculty, although much credit needs to go to the Enrichment instructor for his efforts and compassion. The remainder of the administration was unable to stand up for the students right to an adequate education (due to their budget concerns). Promises of special programs were made and broken, thus breaking the heart of the student in need. Parent concerns were met with remarks regarding the tendency of parents of the gifted to push children to hard. It was only when the children reached middle school that the parents concerns were deemed well-founded. If only our opinion had been given due credit 4 years ago, maybe there would be less struggle and more success.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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

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 78% 71%
Hispanic 9% 8%
Asian 7% 3%
Black 3% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3050 Green Pond Rd
Easton, PA 18045
Phone: (610) 250-2521

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