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Posted October 21, 2013

I have one child in Glenolden elementary school and we are new to the school this year. Ms. Lambert, the principal, and Ms. Kugler have been the people we have dealt with most. Ms. Lambert gave my child a personal tour this summer and has been very helpful in all the things I have needed help with in this change. Ms. Kugler, his third grade teacher, has shown great patience and stays in contact with me or anything extra that I need to do. I think Glenolden school is a great fit for all the needs of my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I have three children, all of which either recently graduated from Glenolden school, or are currently enrolled. I have been very happy with the work they do at Glenolden. The teachers are all very wonderful, caring and hardworking. They truly care about the children and it shows. I have to tell you about two people who standout from the crowd from my personal experiences, and they are Ms. Lambert, the principal and Mr. Siriani. My oldest son who graduated last school yr June of 2013 at one point in his academic career began to experience some depression due to the loss of our beloved pets. His grades began to drop from honor roll to C's and D's. Both Ms. Lambert, and Mr. Siriani were on top of the situation and helped to get not only my sons grades back on track but they helped me get him back on track emotionally as well. I've never experienced such compassion. I can rest peacefully knowing that my two remaining children are at Glenolden with the same wonderful staff. Whenever I have a problem I email Ms. Lambert and I don't know when that woman rests because she emails me right back anytime that I email her. All children should be so lucky to have such compassionate teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

My 2 children attended Glenolden School last year and I am very sad we moved from the area because Glenolden was a great school. All of the teachers who my kids had interacted with were great! The teachers there are very supportive, caring, and understanding. My daughter is still sad that we moved and always talks about her teacher, Ms.Keenan (who was her 1st grade teacher). I had the pleasure of watching Ms. Keenan interact with the children and all I can say is, I was amazed! The children loved her, they were so attentive and very respectful of her, as she was to them also. She was a great motivator and has an awesome energy; just as good as it gets for a teacher. We miss Ms. Keenan, Glenolden School and the community dearly.
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Posted September 4, 2011

I have two children in Glenolden Elemnetary and I am very pleased to say they are doing a wonderful job. My daughter was having challenges with reading and the school assigned her a reading specialist and she jumped two grade levels in reading in just one school year. They really take time with the children and offer great activities for the children. The best is the music teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

I attended Glenolden from K-8 and I absolutely loved my experience there. The teachers were fantastic. If I were to ever have children I send undoubtedly send them to Glenolden.


Posted October 7, 2004

My children had been attending a private Catholic school in the district. My youngest daughter was having difficulty in reading. The principal of the school suggested tht we transfer her to the Interboro school system (Glenolden School). It has been 3 years now and my wife and I could kick ourselves. Our children are doing great. They are challenged on a daily basis and excited to learn. The Teachers have been fantastic and we are proud to live in the Interboro School System.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

Glenolden School, and Interboro High School were helpful in preparing me for life as a student, and human being. The faculty was always caring and the curriculum was challenging. My love of school, Glenolden, and the Interboro School District has helped me become a caring fifth grade educator also. Glenolden School was the start of it all.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
62%
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 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
79%
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 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
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 Students90%
Female100%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female83%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female85%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female41%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 71%
Black 13% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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