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Southern El School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 604 students

 
 

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Posted September 24, 2010

Southern Elementary is truly an outstanding school. We love the administration - especially the principal and the office admin staff. They are all extremely pleasant and very helpful. The teachers (7 so far) are not only fantastic in the classroom --- they have all been easy to communicate with and seem to truly care about the kids. The few times we have had issues in the classrooms, they were addressed quickly and resolved to our satisfaction. The school offers some wonderful programs including orchestra, band, chorus, Envirothon and many more extras. Every student takes computer classes, music and art EVERY year. All in all, Southern Elementary provides a wonderful place for young minds to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

I think this school is great. The teachers take a real interest in their students. The class sizes are very good, with most classes having no more than 22 students. The environment is one that encourages learning, but also helps to build the character and morals of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

Very caring enviroment my daughter is experiencing. The teacher is very competent, easy to reach and very cooperative if any problems arise within her classroom. I love the staff from the principle to the nurse and the administrative assistance at the front desk. Always friendly with a smile on their faces. Thanks for providing such a pleassant atmosphere for my child to grow in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Every teacher seems to sincerely care about every student. The principle is a great and upbeat leader that shows in the happy faces of everyone in the school. I have been a very pleased parent for the 7 + years that my children have been in attendance there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

The office staff was extremely courteous and helpful upon my first visit to interview the school. The guidance counselor and assistant principal contacted me promptly and answered all of my questions. While my children are not yet enrolled, I had an extremely posistive first impression.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female82%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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%
Black 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 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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Glen Rock, PA 17327
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