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Harding Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 641 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2011

Harding elementary school is the best grade school in the city. I am a parent of 2 boys that are currently attending this great school. I was also a student of this school from 1st all the way through 8th grade and from personal experience I can say I have great memories from grade school. I will always remember what great teachers and staff were there. Now I go in there with my kids and see alt of the same teachers and staff! Although the building had gotten a major renovation since I was there. Everything is so fresh and new, its a beautiful building..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

this school is the best around i recomend this school for all children with above average grades


Posted October 8, 2009

The education standard at Harding is unprecedented in the city of Erie! My daughter is recieving a wonderful education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

My little girl is learning sooooo much this year and her teacher is so genuine and sweet! It's an honors school and we're all very family oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I did my homework about Erie schools before starting my son in K this year. I was not happy with what I heard about the school we are districted to so, I put my son on waiting list for the schools I wanted him to attend. I was very excited to get the call from Harding and have had no regrets thus far. Everyone has been wonderfull and he loves going to school. A parent can ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I love this school,wonderful academic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

Our son is doing wonderful at Harding. We were worried that leaving the privet school curriculum and being introduced to the Harding way of study was going to be difficult but not at all He is now on the Honor roll receiving Certificate of good conduct Ect. Hardings staff has had a great influence on his character, and my son is looking foreword to what school has to offer. I could go on and on but my message is clear, Education is the Key. Thank you, HMF
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

The facility is quite nice. The acedemics are more challenging than the private school my daughter was involved in last year. The overall school experience has not been a positive one. We have been disapointed with the teachers and the lack of extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I have watched my kids grow before my eyes at Harding. It's a wonderful school academically and socially. Well behaved children, great guidence and fantastic teachers. So many programs and resources for children. Also Erie's school for the arts and honors students. Well known throughout the area for academic acheivements. Laurie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

Wonderful School and Staff! Teacher - Parent relationship is excellent! Students are well behaved, well educated and eager to learn!
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
80%
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 77% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
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 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%
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 76% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
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%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic92%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic77%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic77%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female74%
Male39%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 71%
Black 14% 15%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Erie, PA 16505
Phone: (814) 874-6550

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