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Camp Curtin School

Public | K-8 | 761 students

 

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Posted May 3, 2013

My son started school in Camp Curtin this year 2012-13. He's in 1st grade and his reading and math have improved dramatically. He passed with an above average grade and is already learning 2nd grade work and I think the school's doing a great job with the children in their learning process. They still need some improvement in some things like organization and disipline but for the most part I'm satisfied with my son's education. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I as a parent of a child in the Harrisburg School System...Is pleased with the outcome of my son's education...I know there will be some parent's who will disagree with my opinion,but please allow me to explain why...1st thing 1st,Our childrens education believe it or not starts at home...with the proper teachings of everyday life and the use of common sense goes a long way,From the time my son was able to speak a few words as a todler,I started off with the face game...helping him to identify eyes.nose,mouth,ears, etc,than came the ABC'c and 123's,colors and shapes before starting daycare,so by the time he was enrolled, he knew the basics..and this carried on through elementery and jr. high and soon to be highschool...Parent input is a must in this educational system,,,behavior and academic wise especially.My son Janyle Davis is an 8th grade student at Camp Curtin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

The state of this schools saddens me. Teachers from conversations that I have had with some are there just to gain experience and to move on. The dedication in my eyes is not there. There is a blaitain disrespect for the students to where some of the staff will and can speak with them in any manner that they so wish, this was witnessed with my own eyes. No parental involvement what so ever. Also if your child is not physically aggressive, he or she will not make it in this school. It is fight or flight. This is the mentality that you are dealing with. If you are considering coming to this area to live, I would run far as I can in the other direction. The Harrisburg City Schools is not a place that you would want to have your budding child attending. This is from experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Camp Curtain Elementary school has had a face lift but the school has not changed. My oldest has been there since 'K' and the school has changed for the better in some ways and in others has not. I believe that there is some sort of denial amoungst the leader in the school. I have noticed within my brief encounters with the drop off and pick up student times that blows my mind. Being that this school is in the city there isn't enough of teacher, principal, or whoever outside with these kids in the morning and after school. My children (4) have done things in this time period that if they were being supervised would have gotten in trouble. I think the principal is not very aware of the things that go on in the school. She has no idea of what is in front of her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Camp Curtin does very well in most classes under the circumstances. It's just a shame that many troubled students are allowed to stay in classes and disrupt the other students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2004

The principal is a very hands-off principal who hides behind the computer and does not interact with staff or students. There is no consistancy among classrooms and policies. Each teacher disciplines and does their own 'handbook'.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
26%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
37%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
16%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
14%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
20%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%

2009

 
 
6%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
24%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
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 Students18%
Female17%
Male18%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students12%
Female18%
Male6%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female24%
Male14%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students30%
Female31%
Male27%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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 Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female22%
Male23%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male30%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male42%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female46%
Male41%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female15%
Male29%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female45%
Male25%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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
Black 76% 15%
Hispanic 14% 9%
White 5% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
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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Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 703-4200

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