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Maxwell Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 513 students

 
 

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Posted January 28, 2009

We enrolled our daughter in this school after relocating here in the middle of first grade. The teachers and staff at Maxwell are wonderful, caring, and supportive. The academic level of the classroom was far ahead that of the school she had previously attended on the east side of the state. She is now in 2nd grade, and we couldn't be happier. We are pleased with the programs, policies, and her teacher is wonderful. The only thing I would change is the removal of the half day kindergarten program-- it's not fair to families with parents who both work...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2006

I absolutely love this school. This was the best decision that we could have made for our children when we moved to Pa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

Awesome school. Can't say enough good things about the staff and teachers. Our family moved north for the childrens education (had lived in FL) and Maxwell made it worth the decision! I have had 4 children in it and 1 more to go, all loved it and excelled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

Maxwell Elementary is a great school. I have two children who are currently enrolled here. The teachers are great. Parental involvement in the classroom is encouraged. Great pains are taken to ensure the safety of the students. The school has a decent playgrond and at least two baseball fields. Several teams are fielded every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

The school is doing extra efforts to enchance rigour of academic curriculum. Teachers especially grade 4 and 5 are working hard that shows in the PSA test scores.
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Posted December 18, 2004

Maxwell Elementary is truly a great school. I have 3 children that have attended Maxwell. The test scores are indicative of the standard of education received. The atmosphere of the school is as strong as the academics. The principal and staff are unsurpassed. My family is moving out of state and finding the same quality of education is proving to be extremely difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

We just love this school. The teachers are wonderful and the kids are just great. I love that you have the no bulling policy. I know of a couple of schools that could use that policy. Thanks for being so wonderful to our kids.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%

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

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
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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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 97% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 15%
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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1101 Old Salem Rd
Greensburg, PA 15601
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