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Central El School

Public | K-6 | 282 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2013

Our school is a K-6 elementary school. 2 years ago, due to funding, several our "neighborhood" schools were closed, forcing Central to become the "in town" school. It was quite a change for all of us, as we were used to smaller classrooms, more one-on-one between teachers and students, and overall, a huge shift in thinking. Central rose to the challenge and has made this transition for my child, and the 100 other students who were new to the school, a wonderful experience. The teaching staff is amazing, and have welcomed teachers from the other schools. My daughter, who has always loved school, and has been a strong student, is growing in ways we had never imagined. She began archery, as it was an activity her gym teacher has excelled in, and has introduced the students to. She now shoots on a regular basis, and loves it! Last year, her teacher asked our daughter to participate in a talent show with her, and they tap danced to "Me and my Shadow" to the delight of the entire school. Every student has that relationship with the staff. They have been amazing, and have taken what could have been a very bad situation, and turned it into an exceptional one. Cudos to Central!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

Being a parent of 2 kids who go to this school. I am very impressed with the staff and principal. They all make you feel welcomed at their school. The principal gets to know the kids of her school and the families. I remember growing up the principals would not do that. I am very proud to have my kids going to Central.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Staff is good and principal is awesome. Traffic is terrible and there is no blinker light. There is a 25 mph sign right in front of the school. The painted 'school' on the road is almost completely faded. Sad.
—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.

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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
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 83% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students91%
Female85%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female70%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
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%
Female68%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students81%
Female74%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 88% 71%
Black 9% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1276 Otter St
Franklin, PA 16323
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