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Grandview Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 532 students

 
 

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Posted October 29, 2013

Three children in the Grandview school throughout the years. Minimal parent/teacher communication. Teachers, at times, cannot be bothered. I have only called/emailed the teachers a handful of times in 7 years. No one ever returned my call/email. Not very concerned with building self-esteem/positive reinforcement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

Grandview Elementary offers excellent teachers and support staff! Each one gets to know you on a one on one level. The PTA is strong and it shows through in the activities they offer students! Students are challenged at each grade level in their daily work and special projects during the school year. Grandview is not my children's home school in the district. I choose to send my children there - - and it's no wonder Grandview is consistently ranked #1 School Choice Elementary School in the Millcreek Township School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I would probably chose a more parent friendly school if I had to relocate. Too many kids, not enough staff. I only find out about 'issues' well past the period of supportive correction. And my child is a good student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

The staff at Grandview is excellent. I wouldnt have my kids go to any other elementary school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

We picked our home because it was in the Grandview boundaries. We had heard such good things about Grandview. Being a teacher myself, I held high expectations for the teachers. The teachers have been wonderful in K-2, although I feel the kids could definitly be challenged more! Principals statisitcs for test scores in open house (all three years) did not match this website. Not sure why. His are higher and probably more accurate. PTA- I have been involved and attended most meetings, yet no one even knows my name. I'm not a shy person! They only talk to those they know REALLY well. I'm not the first to call it a 'click'. No matter how involved I have tried to be, they just aren't that inviting and friendly. Despite all this, it's a good public school with good teachers who love the kids. After all, Isn't that what is most important?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

All three of my very different daughters have benefited from Grandview's dedicated teachers. My youngest two attended the Montessori classrooms within the school; the eldest followed the traditional route. All three excelled. Truly great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Our son had a great kindergarten experience at Grandview, but problems developed in first grade. The school also shows inconsistencies from the leadership. We would get school supply lists, buy the items, then get a note not to send them because it's unfair to the other students. We'd get approved snack lists and later find out our son was getting snacks not listed. Etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

As a professoinal in the field of Education- I understand the importance of a quality school that has a good staff and strong leader. Grandview has met all of my expectations this school year. We are new to Grandview, having left private school due to the opportunities we saw within the public system that simply were not available in the private schools in Erie. Grandview staff, students and parents take great pride in the school. I feel very confident that my children are receiving the best education Erie has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

We had a great kindergarten experience at Grandview. The only negative thing I have to say is that the school tends to think parents already know everything about public school. This is our first time in public school and we had just moved here so that wasn't such a good trait. However, our daughter loved her teacher and had a wonderful year once we figured out a few things. The 'specials' are a real plus so all kids get to participate in art, music, gym and library. My daughter also received some speech therapy and what a great therapist she had. Overall we were and still are very satisfied with Grandview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

My children enjoy going to school at Grandview. I attribute that to the superior academic programs and the teachers that truly care about the student's education. Grandview has a variety of activities that my kids participate in. We stumbled upon Grandview and are we ever glad we did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

Both of my children attend Grandview, having recently moved from out of state I am very impressed with all aspects of this educational institution.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
50%
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%
Female83%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female85%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 86% 71%
Asian 6% 3%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4301 Lancaster Rd
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814) 836-6300

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