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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 18 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted June 3, 2014

What school charges $65.00 for a yearbook? I paid more than $30.00 to send my child to a field trip three months ago. I would have paid $15.00 to go there myself with my child and it would have included transportation costs. I pay a $25.00 fee to have my child participate in after school activities or any activities for that matter. These fees along with other fees pile up quickly every year. This is frustrating and the main office refuses to hear my concerns. I am sure parents don t mind putting money toward the school since so much as been cut but aside from paying taxes, this is stressful as it always come back to bit us and our pockets. This school s fees are not reasonable and are not maintained to be kept low as possible. Evaluate your pockets because you need to be ready to pay lots of fees to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

I read the review of the person who stated they were in this school back in 2000. Well it is 2014, you don't think things change? Heck look at our nation. What was once good, may not be good and bad things may get better. This review from this old student should be irrelevant and left as such. Thank you. My boyfirend's child goes here and well to say the least where as I don't think they are a horrible school, let's just say I am not impressed.


Posted May 24, 2014

My son received a detention for reporting a bully to the principal. The principal told my wife not to dispute the discipline and that our child should accept the consequences of ones actions. This was the last straw to confirm our desire not to re-enroll our son for the following school year. The administration at Collegium are incompetent as the CEO didn't even bother returning our calls. Can not wait for the school year to end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

I started here in the very beginning, circa 2000, and it dishearted me to see all of the horrible reviews of the school. I graduated 13th in my class, with those above me having a 3.9 GPA or higher. Sure, administration can be an issue, but when I went there it was due to staff being moved around to change principal roles. I can honestly say that after going to this school I was thoroughly prepared for college. When I see how many people talk about how much they don't like the school it makes me think of whether or not they truly understand the impact of the school on students. Teachers are there for the students and those teachers I had were ones that I had for years on an end. A lot of the upperlevel disciplining is out of whack due to a principal that does not understand students needs. I have organizational issues and the teachers helped me through it. The students I graduated with are currently enrolled in many high end universities with an average of a 90% acceptance rate from colleges. One girl from my grade is at Bryn Mawr College right now. No school is perfect and people don't want to look past the bad reviews to see the good.


Posted April 30, 2014

Collegium is good for showing off and not good for students who want to learn. Collegium focuses heavily on grades instead of learning. I pulled my children out of Collegium and enrolled them in our local public school. We are disappointed with Collegium as we tried to express our comments and got shunned by school administrators. One of the parents who wrote a previous review is correct. Charter schools are not for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

I have a child in kindergarten at this school. I think she needs a full day of school as she was already nearly 6 when she started K. However this school has unrealistic expectations for such young children to sit still all day with minimal recess time. I have volunteered inside the school and was not pleased with how many very young teachers there are in the K-1 building who do not appear very experienced with disciplining children. Too many of these teachers basically just yell at their students all day long. The discipline at this school is also non sensical, there are very firm rules that can not be adjusted. For example one day the main traffic light leading to the school was out causing a major delay in drop off. Therefore we had to get a late pass coming into the building and even after explaining about the traffic light being out they still gave my child a late pass and she had to have time off of recess as punishment. Overall the curriculum appears to be good however I will be pulling my child out for 1st grade and will enroll her in the West Chester school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

I was contacted the first week of school by the school psychologist, who had done a previous evaluation on my daughter, with concerns of her behavior. I immediately contacted the guidance counselor and had a meeting set up by the end of the week. The school has worked very diligently with me to get my daughter what she needs to be successful in school. We now have an IEP, they are trying to gain other services and there is always open communication. My daughters new learning support teacher is wonderful and keeps us updated and I can always reach out to the guidance counselor when necessary. The whole team has been very understanding and supportive. I am very excited for my daughter to be here. She does have an above average intelligence and I believe this school will give her the focus and challenges she needs. The school days are long and she is exhausted at night, but I am ok with my energetic little girl being able to easily fall asleep at 8pm. As for the long bus rides, I am not sure what families expect when this school buses for districts within a 10 mile radius.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

This school was a bad choice for my family. Teachers refuse to hear your concerns and administration labels you trouble when you provide them with your feedback or suggestions. The last straw was when our children were being builled by older students. They mix buildings with younger kids and older kids together which is highly unacceptable. We pulled our children out in the first two weeks of school and they are much happier in our neighborhood public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

We have been a part of CCS since our son was in 3rd grade when we transferred into here. He is an above average IQ, which is why we came here. He has been challenged and thriving ever since. He is now in the 8th grade. We have found the teachers for the most part to be amazing. Firm but fair. The curriculum is challenging, and they put student with their peers at their same level starting in 4th grade. No other public or parochial school will do that for your child. Spanish is great to learn, it is US 2nd language, press 1 for Spanish!?! Also their music programs are stellar! Pros of Collegium are the curriculum, teachers, and programs. Our son is an athlete, but we challenge him with travel teams to meet those needs. Cons- Some principals (but they are making strides here), long days are hard, and the bussing is LONG. Academically you will find the challenge amazing. I have many friends in other public schools and their children are just not learning like our children. We also have 2 in the Elementary school. Again, equally challenging. Good luck with your choice. I always say, pick the school that is right for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My child is struggling in this school. The school administrators refuse to listen to my concerns. My sons teacher recommends to my husband and I to hire a tutor from the school. The tutoring differs from teacher to teacher and can cost up to fifty dollars an hour. The principal is giving us the impression she wants us gone and to seek other options. Our tax dollars are in play and it creates serious flaws to look at. We don t have an option on what police officers come to our house. We don t have an option on who plows the street we live in. We don t have an option on how the public library is run. Reading other reviews and posting our own, its clear the school displays itself as a school of choice. You can not add choice on privatized education on the public s dime. Charter schools are alternative public schools. I feel the need to post our review because we think it is a real shame we allow the right wing to hijack the school choice issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD IF THEY HAVE ANY LEARNING DIFFERENCES! I have one child at CCS since kindergarten and now is in 7th grade. She is in all honors classes and one of or in the top two of her class since I can remember and she loves going to school. My son with learning differences (reading, dyslexia, ADHD, speech and language disorder, etc.) and no behavior /emotional issues hates going to school everyday even with an IEP over 40 pages long. CCS is willing to help the exceptional student to make themselves look better but, the student that needs extra help they do not provide adequate supports. The funds received for special education are not spent for special ed. Look up their year end budget and actual financial reports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

My son and daughter are bright and were stuck in this boring school. Collegiums curriculum is geared towards using worksheets to pass standardized tests. It is not a challenging environment and students must all move towards the same pace. My son and daughter were bored and lacked motivation. I pulled them out last year and enrolled them in the West Chester School district and we are very satisfied with the results. They are moving in a faster pace than other kids in the class in academic areas where they are strong. We are satisfied with the results and happy they to see them excited about learning. Charter schools work, but not always and not for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

We love Collegium Charter School. I have my son who is entering the 3rd grade and my daughter who will be in kindergarten this semester. We have had such a great experience there. CCS provides an excellent learning environment because my sons' teachers worked very hard and use different tactics to encourage students to learn. Teachers stay with students for two years, so they get to know their students very well. Reading and writing are highly encouraged at early ages. We love that kids had Spanish, Art and Technology on top of other activities. Kindergarteners can have naps which will be important for my girl this semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

Three words to describe my experience...horrible horrible & horrible School!!! I begged my parents to send me to a different school next year and I will be attending East Ward Elementary school. Thank godness my parents and neigbors understand,


Posted June 20, 2013

Thankfully, today is my youngest daughters last day. This year was an absolute nightmare for our family. My oldest daughter had to be pulled mid-year from the high school due to bullying. Rumor has it the old VP is headed back to the high school in the fall, so hopefully order will be restored (but we will not be sticking around to find out). A great deal of good kids are being pulled out at the end of today, as we as parents refuse to deal with administration ignoring the issues. Just ask West Whiteland Police how many times they were called to the school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

I am currently a freshman at Collegium. I have been here since kindergarten, and I hope to graduate from this school in 2016. The curriculum is strict, and in some ways I respect that, but other times it is difficult. The algebra curriculum is hard for this year, and that is because we have one person planning the curriculum, so next year another staff member is planning the 7-12 curriculum, and the current staff member will plan the k-6. I do really recommend this school because we learn so much, and at a different pace. We have some horrible teachers, but so does every school, and that is when we have to learn to deal with the people in our environment, and we can't just run away to another school. There are absolutely selective students who have behavioral issues, but again, so does every school. I believe our school pushes us really hard calling it "college prep", but I think they r giving us the hard stuff now, so college isn't like a big surprise when we get there. I am currently working on a 15 page essay. I have become a somewhat lazy student, but I have made a promise to myself for next year to keep my grades where they used to be and should be. Class of 2016 :)


Posted May 29, 2013

I was once a proud Collegium parent until I found out this school is a warehouse that teaches the bare minimum. I had three children in the school, two of them were bored (strait "A" types) The school hands out mostly good grades like candy since there standards are so low. The third was first labeled a discipline problem, Then they wanted him on meds, we got a hold of his work folder and found scrap paper from the grade the teacher had taught the previous year (several grade levels up). He was given very little real work, since they decided he "could not learn" when we complained we were treated rudely and given the impression they wanted us gone. Today all my children are in the local public, it's not perfect, but the two of them are once again all "A" student in much more challenging classes, after a rough year to catch up. And the third is meeting the benchmarks, but needs special help in some areas. This school was a great disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I am very pleased with the outcome the last two years of my son K&1st grade. Good discipline and my son really like the school. In a competitive environment you need to learn to work hard. They also have a lot of fun is a very diverse environment more close to the real world. Don t have experiences with other school but an ex Downingtown school district teacher told me that Collegium is a bit better academically that anyone in Downingtown if not the same. I am glad that so far we haven t experiences anything bad like other people review stories. I will recommend Collegium.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

We decided to give this school a try after a series of disappointments in the Downingtown School District. My intent is to not label the other students in the school, but there are some students there with serious behavioral issues, which in return have affected my child in a drastic way. Talking to the principal many times has left me frustrated and overwhelmed, suggesting they do not know how to tackle many issues at once. The school is full of inexperienced and first-time teachers who are too withdrawn, anxious, fearful, and unassertive to help these students. With so many different nuances, my wife and I decided to pull our child out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

We live in Downingtown School District which is very good but Collegium offers more and that's why we chose it. My kids get Spanish, and more Art, Music & Technology plus the curriculum is more flexible, at least in the elementary yrs than what we experienced in DASD for advanced kids. DASD is great in elementary for at level or below kids but has nothing for advanced kids. If Collegium had their own buses it would be perfect for us.
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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84%

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72%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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77%

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89%

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75%

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82%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

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89%

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85%

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81%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%

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 80% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%

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57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

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77%

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68%
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 60% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%

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37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

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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

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black70%
Asian97%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black77%
Asian89%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
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%
Female82%
Male87%
Black79%
Asian94%
Hispanic54%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black85%
Asian94%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black91%
Asian94%
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)93%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
Black46%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male69%
Black36%
Asian91%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female68%
Male55%
Black52%
Asian73%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male67%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female92%
Male59%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female82%
Male57%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students55%
Female67%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female73%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female71%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 59% 71%
Black 18% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Hispanic 9% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Exton, PA 19341
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