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Chestnut Hill El School

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4 stars

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Posted November 20, 2011

Teachers and staff do well for what they are given. The school district cut back on spending, so I feel the school day is quite boring. They rarely get to have their recess outside (due to weather), don't even get PE once a week, and are forced to sit in the classroom most of the day. My daughter is in kindergarten and hardly leaves the classroom. YUCK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

The administration, teachers and support staff at this school are superb and fortunately that's what it's all about. The PTA is disorganized in comparison to other PTA's I've been associated with. The parents are not friendly and welcoming to newcomers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

Chestnut Hill is a wonderful school with a wonderful, caring, and attentive staff. We originally had enrolled our oldest child in private school but had switched him in fourth grade. The transition was smooth and the quality of his education was top notch. Now our second child, who has special needs, attends Chestnut Hill. The faculty has been working diligently with us to ensure his success. We are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Chestnut Hill is an excellent school with an extremely caring, attentive, and professional faculty and staff. It is a very traditional school that teaches not only the basics but integrates a sense of family, school pride, and kindness into the curriculum. Great Job Chestnut Hill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

My daughter went into kindergarten this past school year knowing her sight words and some other easy words and she came out with a 'I' reading level. She has done very well this year and was even writing stories by April/May. She felt like a real author! Chestnut hill has given her the opportunity to go as far as her ability has allowed her. Koodos to C.H.S.!! We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

This is one of the best school located in the Millcreek Township, specially, the Principal who keep the school in excellent conditions, rules and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

My son just finished kindergarden this year at Chestnut Hill. He enjoyed going to school every day and loves his teachers. He is an advanced reader, so his teacher gave him more difficult assignments to keep him challenged. I am very comfortable leaving him in the safe and positive environment Chestnut Hill provides, and am pleased with the education my son has recieved.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
36%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female71%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female73%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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 89% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 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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1001 West 54th St
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 835-5577

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