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Posted June 11, 2014

Erdenheim and Enfield. Enfield is a sweet wonderful little school with a terrific leader who is professional and polished. She is enthusiastic and you can tell she really wants to make Enfield the BEST it can be. Erdenheim, on the other hand, is in dire need of a new principal. Every year I cross my fingers that she retires. She is unprofessional and unpolished--a stark difference to the fabulous other principals in Enfield, the middle and high schools. The teachers at Erdenheim seem like they could use an innovative and progressive-minded leader! It's elementary school for goodness sake--experiment, be creative, try new things in the school. This school is nuts and bolts. Sad. The children are brimming with curiosity and energy. This principal squashes people who think differently. On another note: the new superintendent is amazing--polished, professional and very smart!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

I have two children in this school, a year apart from each other and they just started 3&4th grades today. We've had a full school year of experience with (2) second grade teachers and (1) third grade teacher. We loved one of the second grade teachers, was neutral about the other and absolutely couldn't stand the third grade teacher. The school itself is new and has a nice environment. Nice facilities and classrooms, nice outdoor play areas. They have some wonderful programs. There is a very active PTA but it is extremely cliquish. There is a lot to like about Erdenheim but there is quite a bit of room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

There are too many staff members from the township. It is uncomfortable to take your kids out to dinner and see their teacher at the bar. The principal is clearly living for the pension and does not know or does not care what goes on in the classroom or the gossipy faculty lunch room. If one teacher doesn't like your child, watch it! They TALK and soon your child will be in trouble for everything! Not a nice place at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

I have recently moved back into this area (I grew up here and attened the old Erdenheim) and I have to say, that while Im sure the distrcit itself as a whole is suffucent in its teachings of the children, the staff of this school, mainly the principle, is seriously lacking on ANY people skills. There is no warmth, no personality, no genuine care for the parents or their concerns. It really feels like its just a job to them. Do what you have to do and go home. An example? What kind of priniciple makes a new student, who is there to tour the school and MEET you, who is nervous at seeing such a LARGE school, sit all alone in the office for 45 min while she talks to the parents. Nothing more than a hello and goodbye to the child. No interest in getting to know him, no inerest in making him feel at ease and welcoming him to the school. If this is the face of the school, I am extrememly leary to send my children here. I am looking at other districts, even if I have to pay taxes in two districts, that is how unimpressed I am with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

The overall school district is nice. I loved Enfield The principal will greet you as you walk in the door. She always shows a positive attitude. My experience with the Erdenheim principal is another story I have walked through the same door with her and there was no Good Morning. I have also witness her with the staff very Tuff. I think she should probably work in a community that doesn't expect a friendly smile.
—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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
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%
Male91%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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%
Female84%
Male86%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic100%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic73%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic64%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
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 79% 71%
Black 10% 15%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Flourtown, PA 19031
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