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North Side El School

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5 stars

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Posted April 3, 2014

it is a great school .i hope my kids will be in this school when we arrive usa


Posted May 25, 2010

I have a son in kindergarten and he absolutely loves it. His teacher is excellent and the class size is very appropriate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

My son, who is now in the 4th grade has attended this school since Kindergarten. I can not say enough wonderful things about our experience here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

I am really impressed with this school. I was nervous about sending my child to a bigger school, but I couldn't have been happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I have two boys at Northside and have been very happy with the teachers as well as the administration. There is an active parent teacher's assoc. The children enjoy two recesses per day which is very important. The special teachers (art, music, etc) are excellent.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
84%
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

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female82%
Male55%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female90%
Male67%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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

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 61% 71%
Black 15% 15%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 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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4520 Devonshire Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 657-3201

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