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Fallsington El School

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Posted July 16, 2013

Fallsington is a good school with Great teachers and a wonderful principals. The reason Fallsingtons ratings fall well below the other elementary schools is due to kids who go there that live in areas where the parents tend tk move often. The other schools have way less of those type of neighborhoods that people come and go often. That hopefully will change with the redistricting and making more of the schools have those type of families. It is not the school or the teachers fault. It is hard when children come and go in the middle of the school year for them to be a better testing school then others who have had the same kids since kindergarten. Hard to compare the schools fairly knowing the above. My daughter has been at the school since 1st grade and ALL the teachers and esp. The principal are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

I am concerned about the legality of the redistricting that was done within this school about 4 years ago when indeed, more economically - challenged and consequently more children of color from a large apartment complex that had previously been included in another school were "red lined" INTO this school and OUT of a higher-achieving school. Furthermore, it is sad that while Pennsbury School District chose to do this, the staff demographic does not reflect the group of children it serves, and thus staff members are less likely to understand or empathize with the needs of the children and their families, which results in lower expectations and misunderstandings. Children who may need counseling or community supports are more likely to be labeled as "bad" and/or ignored. More community outreach needs to be done to show love, care and concern about the education of these children. I am disappointed that Pennsbury would succumb to a NIMBY attitude from other parents or educators who may have put pressure on them to REDRAW the lines, and thus REINFORCE beliefs about lower SES children's futures. It is ironic that the school sits right beside the Pennsbury administrative offices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

My daughter went to Fallsington from first through fifth grade and this school did wonders for her! The principal is very involved and knows all of the kids. The teachers are very dedicated and truly care about the students. I'm glad that my daughter went there and miss this school very much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Fallsington is the worst school in the Pennsbury School District. Do not let some of these comments fool you. Just take a look at the ratings for all schools in Pennsbury. There are none less than a rating of 7 out of 10, except..you got Fallsington that has a 3 out of 10. I think the principal and school board need to get their heads out of their.. bleep and see there is a need to make changes. I know serval parents who hate this school and how it's run and I can't blame them it's terrible. I had a child there and had nothing but problems. We moved him and have never had another issue like we had there. It just goes to show it was in fact the school and it's staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

Coming from Philadelphia School system, I find Fallsington School to be a blessing. The principal is so involved in his children learning and development that it makes you feel as if your child was the only one in the schools. The teachers are so committed and knowledgeable that you know your child is learning. The parent/school involvement demonstrates how well put together the school is. Both my daughter and I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

My second child attends Fallsington, so far I have had seven consecutive years of experience with this school. My children and I love this school for many reasons. Their test scores have shown the educational benefits and the level of care provided by the principal, teachers and support staff. I also know the test scores are directly related to MY level of care, responsibility and involvement as a parent. Teachers are not solely responsible for any childs education or test scores. I do not agree with the fact that the school board decided to concentrate nearly all the economically challenged students at our small school instead of splitting them among some of the larger schools with more resources, but my children have not suffered as a result. I think most of our students are more accepting and tolerant due to the diversity overall. Keep up the great work Fallsington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

This is the first I have ever heard of anyone not happy with the school. Advanced students have AMP opportunities and challenge work given to them by their dedicated teachers. My son is in a few of these programs. Maybe the person who wrote the last review was not qualified for these advanced classes. Any teacher my children have had have been very dedicated to the success of every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

This school may be great for kids and the kids may just love it to pieces, but the education is horrendous. The 'advanced' students learn 'Advanced Social Studies' Which does nothing for them academically what so ever. I have interacted with many parents who are very disappointed with their children's grades and test results. It is a horrible school which no child should have to go to. They may be nice and friendly, but the education needs help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

I love this school, and so do my kids! Everyone knwos everyone else and the teachers are great!. The test scores are not indicative of what the school is all about. The school has the highest level of students where they move in and out of the distrcit. Thanks to the new redistricting. So the scores can not be completely reflective of students who were taught soemwhere else and then moved here. We are the school that is small (which is GREAT)) but that also means that students are sister schooled in a lot. These parents who are sister schooled in opt to stay at our school because it is so Great! What has not been published yet is the 2009 PSSA results. I do not know what they are but I do know we met the state standard of making adequate progress. My children have never had a problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

I love this school. It's true when they say it's a hidden gem of Pennsbury. All teachers, staff and admin are so caring ans enthusiastic. It's a small school environment and everyone knows everyone else. The PTO is warm and welcoming (not something you find inevery school), they make it really easy for parents to get involved no matter what their schedule is like. From students to admin I LOVE this school. There is not one teacher I would not want my kids to get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

My kids go to this school,i just love it ,everyone there are very nice people always with a smile on their face,and my kids learn so much from their teacher,they are the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

This is a tiny school with a huge heart. The small size of the school, and the diverse group of students make it a hidden gem in the Pennsbury School District. The principal is incredible--compassionate and caring, but also commands respect and positive behavior. The teachers are the cream of the crop--highly educated, motivated and nurturing. The art program is outstanding, the librarian is great--the school library is even opened in the summertime!
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%

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 83% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
37%

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

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female74%
Male50%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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 Students50%
Female44%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female79%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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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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 22% 15%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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134 Yardley Ave
Fallsington, PA 19058
Phone: (215) 428-4170

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