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Park Hills El School

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Posted December 7, 2009

The school has a very positive atmosphere that is conducive to learning. The staff are highly qualified and are flexible in their techniques to teaching to meet their student's individual needs. Support staff is available for student needs as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Park Hills is very supportive of children and their various learning styles. The staff are resourceful, creative and caring.


Posted September 16, 2009

All my grandchildren went there or still go there. My grandson needed special assistance and they were there in force to encourage and support him, and now he's onto middle school. My youngest grandchild is second grade and loves it!


Posted July 14, 2009

While I am happy overall with this school, I am very disappointed with the class sizes. I do not believe my child receives the attention he needs because of this. The teacher was great, but can only do so much with 20-25 K students and no full time aid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

I think Park Hills is a fantastic school. All 4 of my children love it! Mrs Kelly is a wonderful principal and very involved. Most of the teachers are very caring and creative and make learning fun. In all the years we've been there, there have only be a couple of teachers I haven't particularly liked. But they weren't bad teachers. Just not quite as good as the other teachers. I'm glad we moved here from Maryland. I wouldn't trade this school for any other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Park Hills is an excellent school. We moved her recently from NY and what a difference. My children love the school and are doing much better in school now that we are at Park Hills
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Posted December 12, 2007

The teachers truly seem to care about their students. They are easy to communicate with and are willing to take time to help work with parents rather than against them. Mrs. Kelly and staff are friendly,fair,and have played a major role in the growth of my son. thank you park hills!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

The school is nice & They have a great playground for the kids. The teachers are so-so & not very patient with the children. Too much homework for elementary school. Not good with parent/teacher communications.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

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 83% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

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 73% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
42%

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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female78%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female58%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 90% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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137 West Granger St
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: (717) 632-2500

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