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Greencastle-Antrim El School

Public | 3-5 | 692 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 1, 2013

Principal (Chad) does not approach problems in a calm manner. Was aggressive & used a threatening tone with me. Showed no compassion towards our situation ... child with special medical needs. The receptionist & Wendy both act standoffish & rude!!! ****Breach in medical confidentiality****
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

We had moved to the area because we were told the school system was great. It is however, just "so so". If you're not originally from this area people really could care less to talk to you, including the administration at this school. Some teachers are really good, others are quite lacking. It is incredibly difficult to find a really well rounded school. Old outdated books and outdated thoughts at times.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

When we first moved to Greencastle I absolutely LOVED this scohol and in fact they do work well with children on the spectrum , However this year my daughter has a teacher who has called the children in the class PIGS and has unfairly punished her and I can get no where with the principal as it truely seems he will stand by the teachers No matter what the situation. Even another studen came fwd on what was going on and still .... nothing was done or even taken seriouse. I know this school does have better teachers than this and I hope next year is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

It's a good school in many ways. It is, however, lacking in updated textbooks. My son's 4th grade Social Studies text still talks about the Soviet Union as a current county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

School is OK. Good and bad teachers, good and bad parents. Unreal parent support. The district really doesn't care about the arts and it is a shame. The TEST and sports are the name of the game. Send you kid here if you want a clone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Yes the test scores may be low, but if that is all you are going to base your choice on then you are not getting a well rounded view. This school has amazing teachers who go above and beyond for their students. The classroom enviornment is very welcoming and the students are very excited and eager to learn. Also the environmental center is a great added feature that most schools do not have. Overall my experience with Greencastle Elementary has been fabulous. I would recommend it to anyone!


Posted February 20, 2008

We moved into the area in the middle of the school year. Our child felt very invited and feels she is better involved. She has expressed to us she really enjoies her new scholl and is learning alot easier.
—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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

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 73% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
56%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic64%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female82%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
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 90% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 15%
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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500 East Leitersburg St
Greencastle, PA 17225
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Phone: (717) 597-3226

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