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Rutherford El School

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Posted August 14, 2013

my daughter will be starting at rutherford elementary in 2 weeks an i was looking to see were any activities offered throught the school sports, cheerleading , dance something of that nature disregard my ratings my daughter hasnt started yet but was mandantory for me to leave this comment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My children went to this school and now my grandchildren go to this school it keeps getting better and better. THANK YOU teachers and support staff !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The classes were a good proportion vs. the teachers, and the teachers we did have were first rate!


Posted April 15, 2010

Great little school with great teachers = a lot of one on one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

This school is filled with staff that have put children first. They go out of their way to meet the needs of children. They go over and above what is protocol to enable individual children to reach their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I moved into to the area when my son was starting 1st grade. Prior to that my son attended private schools. My initial dealing with Rutherford was not the greatest as my son was further ahead and the teacher could not provide a challenging education experience. Once I went to the Principal--I have not had any problems. Now, I think Rutherford is great. I have found that any school can be as great or as bad as you want it to be--the key is to be very involved and stay on top of your child's education :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Rutherford just had their 100 year anniversary! Very community oriented!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I reviewed the posting today and I am mortified with the inconsistencies in the response. 'teachers are great...teaching is uneven.' One cannont rely on a disgrutaled person to evalute this fine school. Much of their response was copied directly from the sample reviews. I have personally heard many parents rave about the administration in this building. Rutherford is a great place to learn and to raise a family.
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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
47%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male74%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female91%
Male61%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female67%
Male75%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female86%
Male53%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female68%
Male56%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 42% 71%
Black 26% 15%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6500 Clearfield St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: (717) 561-1990

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