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Phillips El School

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Posted September 28, 2010

This school has more parents volunteering to help than things for them to do ! It is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

This school does not know how to deal with children who have ADHD/ADD.


Posted May 24, 2005

Parents are encouraged to be involved when possible. The teachers my children have thus far have impressed me. They keep me imformed every step of the way. They even took time to call me from thier off time to discuss concerns they had. Availability for extra activities such as tutoring and computer are available as well as sport activities you choose to sign your child up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

We moved from Florida to Pryor Oklahoma, to Harrisburg, and by far E H Phillips has shown so much progression with our children. My oldest son, Bruce Paul Hinman, has gone from a bvelow grade 1 level to a grade 2 level. He is mentaly handicapped, and the teachers at E H Phillips are incredable. We really want to thank Mrs. Troxel- 5th grade, Mts. Yuvegas- special ed, Mrs. Doyle- 3rd grade, and Mrs. Ganoe- 4th grade. All these tachers have helped our children so incrdably much, that you are lucky to have such angels as teachers. The staff at E H Phillips are incredable and deeply care for the saftey, stability and health of all the children. We ar very happy parents since they have been in such a glorious school. Thank You. - Mrs. Kelly Hinman
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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%

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 83% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female40%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female47%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
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%
Female62%
Male79%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female52%
Male75%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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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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 45% 71%
Black 22% 15%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Oakmont Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 657-3203

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