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Lower Southampton Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 459 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

Great staff,Great teachers, The BEST Teaching comes from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

My 3 kids are going to Lower South now and enjoy attending. The staff is very accomodating and they email me back right away with concerns! The principle and teachers seem very open to listening to us. The only major change I would suggest is to improve the cafeteria food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

Regardless of how the teachers treat your children, or parents, they are always supported by the Principal. The teachers can 'do no wrong' even when they are less than fair or open to possibly making a mistake. We have had teachers who play favorites, resist parental views, and view any parental concerns regarding their teaching methods for their child as a personal attack on their teaching skills. How can you work with a teacher who only wants to work with parents who tell them how great they are? Any concerns or questions to their teaching methods are met with excuses or negative comments about your child, and then a conference where you are told what a problem your child is instead finding a way to give on BOTH sides. It is always about what the parents or child does wrong - never the teachers involvement or lack there of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

School only care to have 'cool' kids and not normal students. Beware,good kids become stupid there and mean!!!! School allows backtalk and teasing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2007

This school is just like a Camden , NJ Public school unsafe. This school is like animal house at lunch. Your dog wouldn't be safe here. Wouldn't send mine. This school is your worst nightmare. It lacks academically as well, and has kids with serious behavioral problems, that shouldn't be there present and they rule.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

My daughter goes to Lower South. She is in first grade and both her first grade teacher and her kindergarten teachers were excellant. I do think the school could be safer. The doors are locked and you have to be buzzed in but they have never asked me who I was or what I was there for they just let me right in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

The teachers are Great! The school is not safe, absence of order and discipline , Chaos is prevalent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

We love Lower South. My children have received the best education from the wonderful, caring staff. It's a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

I hace just found out that Lower Southampton Elementry School is ranked at 39 of 92 elementry schools in Bucks County. What I don't understand is why the PTA worries about bake sale and not test scores?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

This is one of the worst run schools I have encountered. The instruction is lacking. The only bright spot is the art teacher,some of the bus drivers, and the speech teacher.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

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 83% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
54%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
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 91% 71%
Asian 5% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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