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James Gettys El School

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Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers are wonderful, the principle is great, can't complain a bit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

my daughter was in a md school untill about 6 mo ago. i think the teachers are ok and i think everyone is nice but i do not think the children are disiplined enought. also if a child damages another childs clothing or anything the school will not contact the childs parents to enform them that there child ruined another childs clothes. for a new student i do not feel the school is making any good impressions for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

James Gettys has been a good school for my daughter. Their strengths are teacher involvement and a caring Principal. A good counselor's office too. Remember where you are when you enroll your children here. This is not the pace of Maryland and Virginia and these schools and families do not have the resources of high-income Washington DC area counties, but James Gettys has its simple grace and wholesomeness that leaves Washington area worries behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

I love the way that the school involves every student and grade in activities. The teachers are wonderful with ideas and creativity to keep the kids interested. This is all helped by other staff and volunteers that are very dedicated. If I have ever had a problem, the teachers and Mr. Morrill are very easy to talk to and work out the issue. I would also have to say that the way that everyone interacts and works together really helps the kids enjoy being there. The teachers, principal, and other support staff really care about the students. I think that is almost if not in some ways just as important as how well our children are taught in this school. I do not plan on moving out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

The teachers are great at James Gettys, but I believe the school needs stronger discipline policies. I found a lot of discipline issues at this school. Principal is nice and friendly, good with the kids, but needs to be stronger on discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

The quality of the academics is as well as can be expected considering the school board invested state funding in remodeling the schools while not taking into consideration the need for text books for the students.Teachers do a wonderful job of supporting the students in their learning. Each teacher has their own e-mail address and phone extention and utilize this equipment very well for keeping in contact with the students' parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2003

the teachers are nice. if there is problems the school helps the child. my daughter is in k. they do alot with the kids. there is always things going on for the kids to keep busy. field day everyone is involed not just 1 or 4 people. and they all get ribbons for being in it. it is a good school for kids. and so are the others in the area.


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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85%

2011

 
 
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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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female90%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 71%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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898 Biglerville Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 334-6254

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