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Posted October 5, 2012

GVES is a wonderful school! Beautiful campus. My children love it. What else is there to say when the kids love going to school? Go Jags !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

I love this school! BEST school EVER!!! I used to go here. All the teachers and students are SOOO NICE!!! Most definetly an AMAZING elementary school! The after school YMCA program is great! Bus drivers are very nice!


Posted June 29, 2009

Amazing learning opportunities abound through the classroom, clubs and activities. Home and School Association is committed and generous in giving back to the school through innovative fund-raising activities. Principal is committed and visible-she even does the morning announcements and leads the pledge of allegiance each morning! Wish the stairs and floors were a bit cleaner, as well as the cafeteria tables, but that's small stuff in the bigger scheme of the great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

I have had nothing short of a stellar experience with this school district. To read a bad review amazes me...Of course, I am sure that no school district is perfect and can make everyone happy. However, I do know that two of my 3 children needed special assistance to bring them up to the proper learning level and they are now exceeding the expectations. I have nothing but admiration for these teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I have a child in this school and he loves the experience here. The teachers are very caring and work with the students to identify individual styles of learning. They have a great extra-curricular program and provide differentiated education to students based on their intellectual ability. Overall, a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

Our children did not have a positive experience at GVES despite the rave reviews this district receives. We found the teachers either inexperienced or burnt out and the administration unconcerned. Too much energy was put into catchphrases like differentiated instruction but nothing of substance changed in the classroom. The high PSSA results are the result of high SES/income levels--nothing innovative that the teachers are doing or principal is encouraging. Think twice if you're really looking for a school that will develop your child's ability to think flexibly, reason critically, and understand technology's power early--all important for the challenges they will face in their adulthood -- with a changing demography, environment, and economy. It's almost impossible to measure these...and so they don't get compared school by school...but aren't they what really matter? And schools create flexible thinking, critical thinking, and technology appreciation in students by modeling them. Don't expect that here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

This is an outstanding public school where children and families come first. The staff is highly professional and every child is encouraged to be the best he/she can be. There is a warm and caring atmosphere and my daughter has loved being here. Art (excellent),music, PE, Library, health, and Study Skills are 'specials.' There's tons of parental and family involvement. I've been a teacher for over twenty years and this is the best public elementary school I have ever encountered. The entire school system is outstanding.
—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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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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 83% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

273 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

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

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)95%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)96%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)99%
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%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)85%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
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 86% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
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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599 Smithbridge Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: (610) 579-4150

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