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Public | K-6 | 741 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

New Hanover-Upper Frederick is a very good school. The parent involvement within the school is excellent and it makes you feel like you are a big part in your child's education. They offer parents many opportunities to volunteer and be a part of the team. The school offers a substantial curriculum and they care about their students. I know there are so many good schools out there and their teachers, but I would love to see New Hanover-Upper Frederick recognized for their hard work. I hope the teachers and administration know that parents truly appreciate their hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

i looooove this school i think it should earn top marks because it a safe envirment for our kids to learn and have fun in.


Posted July 31, 2008

I am currently a freshman in high school. I have already been to 5 different schools, but this one was my favorite. I went here from 4th-6th grade, and I really enjoyed it. All of the teachers are very focused and concerned and each have something to offer. They also have a great music program, such as band, orchestra, general music.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

Boyertown School Dist. as a whole is not known for being easy to work with when you have a child who has learning difficulties. We are raising a grandchild whose mom went through NHUF as well. NHUF seems to be doing better now than back then, but jury still out on this. Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Kehs, seemed to be pretty on top of things and did well for our grand daughter. 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Kontes, seems to be able to get a handle on our grand daughters needs pretty quickly. Will any of this translate into the help she needs to succeed, time will only tell. Parents Have to be their childs own best, very vocal, advocate. Patents must stay on top of everything to make sure that children in this school district succeed. District has habit of sweeping things under the carpet in hopes they go away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

McVey Elementary, Newark DE My son attented grade3 for year 2004-05. McVey is great school to send your kid as the teachers are well qualified. One thing I would like to complaint about is the building. The building is old and needs renovation and specially it doesn't have the aircondiotners.... which makes the students as well as teachers quite uncomfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

Have had two children go through this school and I am well satisfied with the results. The faculty and staff at this school give the impression that they are genuinely concerned with the education and welfare of the students they are entrusted with. In six years have never had a complaint or an issue with any teacher or staff member. Extracurricular activities in the form of music and art are offered. Parent attendance is high at the seasonal concert recitals and the annual art show and DARE graduation. This is a wonderful school and I have no complaints aout the education and experience my children have had here.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

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

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)93%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 94% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Volunteer in the classroom
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2547 Big Rd
Frederick, PA 19435
Phone: (610) 754-9580

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