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Tracy El School

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Posted December 15, 2009

I've had two children at Tracy and highly recommend it. The faculty is very responsive to parent/child needs. Resources are available immediately upon request. Class sizes seem to average 25 which I think is a bit high but the competent staff and addition of aides somehow make it work. My children have been quite successful due in part by the great foundation offered by Tracy Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

Tracy Elementary school provided a wonderful foundation for my child. She is leaving 4th grade this year very well prepared for EAMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

Tracy School is an outstanding educational institution. My son, who is now in 7th grade, was very well-prepared when he left Tracy to go to EAMS. The teachers are kind but firm, and very creative. I'm so happy that my son received such an exellent education at Tracy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

We moved to Tracy school from a school in Phillipsburg 2.5 years ago and were thrilled with everything about Tracy. I think the amount of parent involvement is wonderful. Mrs. Mulrine is the best teacher for students of any academic level she really shows them that they can achieve anything! The PTA at Tracy in terrific, they present many programs for the students and families throughout the year that are simply wonderful. Thank you to all the staff and PTA of Tracy Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2004

I have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader. This school has been amazing. The teachers are so wonderful. I think it's amazing how the principal is at every family function to greet the children and their families. I do agree with the other review that parental involvement is sometimes too much, as crazy at that sounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

All three kids went to Tracy. They all had great experiences with the kids and teachers. The teachers are great. They only thing that I don't like about this school, is the parents. They are very clicky and they all seem to be competing with one another to see who's kids are better. I helped out in my kids classrooms as far as helping the teacher but I would never join PTA because of what goes on. I believe in parents participating in school activities, but sometimes they can get overbearing. When you have a party and each child has at least one parent there, it gets a little much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2004

My child has spent her entire public school career at Tracy Elementary. She will exit at the end of this year because unfortunately, Tracy only goes up to 4th grade. I sincerely wish we were on the old model, with elementary school covering the K-6th grade years because I'd love to have her spend another 2 years at Tracy. Hopefully, there won't be any redistricting between now and when our second child begins school because I would love for her to enjoy the same opportunities my first child experienced at Tracy. Please keep in mind that my review only involves one child who is quite bright. So my view is that of a parent who has not seen her child struggle with academics. In fact, the school has modified their normal operating policies to accomodate our requests for her. (It took some asking and some persistence, but it was attainable.) The staff is nurturing, flexible, and professional. The art and music programs are excellent. The regular academics are delivered in a variety of ways to reach children who have differing learnings styles. The school itself is clean, bright and safe. They have a fine athletic field as well as a nice gym. And at least for the years my daughter has been there (she 'graduates' fourth in 2004) we've found the children to be well-behaved. All told, I'd be hard pressed to find any big complaints about the school or the staff. As with any school, if something isn't going how you'd prefer, get involved and ask for changes. I know that in some cases, a school is so overwhelmed already that they couldn't possibly accomodate one more 'burden' but Tracy isn't one of those schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

This is the best school in PA!All 3 of my children go there and they say its the best school they have ever been in!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 69% 71%
Black 11% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Hispanic 8% 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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1243 Tatamy Rd
Easton, PA 18045
Phone: (610) 250-2556

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