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Exton El School

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Posted July 30, 2013

Exton Elementary is simply extraordinary. Great schools are made by great leadership, teachers, staff and parent involvement. The school's principal, office staff, counselor, nurse, teachers and support staff are always smiling and supportive. The students PSSA scores (usually above 95% in reading, math and writing) acrss the board are a reflection of how well the teachers are. There are always parents volunteering and involved in activities. The school has great extra curricular actvities such as spanish club, band, orchaestra, after-school sports. There are always exciting events such as the Spring Fair, Movie Night, Monster Mash. The PTO hosts a lot of fundraising events and involved immensely in the school. If i could give th school ten stars, I would. Anyone who says otherwise is a racist. Any negative comment about the principal and counselor are based on race, because they are the only African American professionals in the school. They are well qualified. The principal has over 30 years experience not to mention a pleather of college degrees in education. The fact that they come from philadelphia is a non-factor. Exton is an amazing blue ribbon school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

Excellent school-wide activities & events (creative exposure, sports, gifted, student leadership opportunities, fairs, reading and math nights), fairly diverse student body, great test scores, strong principal and PTO (though I wish more parents would step up to help - even 1 hour a year helps!), focus on health/wellness. As with all public schools, I wish we could reward the great teachers and send the not-so-great packing, but overall, a safe and positive environment for my kids to learn, grow, make friends, and feel part of a community of people who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Exton Elementary is the greatest school for a lot of reasons. First, they have the greatest teachers and staff. They do their very best to teach the kids in a way that is fun. Exton is a very family oriented school as well. There are many events that include the entire family, and many ways the parents can volunteer. A combination of those things make for the best school!!
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)90%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
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%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 71% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
Black 8% 15%
Hispanic 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 South Hendricks Ave
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: (484) 266-1400

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