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Crooked Billet El School

Public | K-5 | 272 students

 

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Posted March 18, 2014

This school is hands down excellent! They have gone out of their way to get special services for my son. He has a one on one whom they hired themselves and I did not need to get one of my own. Since Kindergarten he has progressed so much. Now he is in 2nd grade and has been Student of the Month, Star of the Week and won many advanced reading awards. The staff is great and always available when I have questions. The new principle is fantastic and does well managing the school and staff. I could not ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

This is a great school. As far as special education, the school is more than willing to take initiative to take the necessary steps to have the child evaluated, have an IEP created along with working with the school to support the child in both academics, morality and *behavioral* issues. Learning isn't only about academics. It's also about character and morality which need to be instilled and reinforced at home. Overall this school is an EXCELLENT school and there is a reason the school scores so well, because the teachers really work with the kids in trying to make sure each and every one succeeds to the best of their ability. If you want non-traditional learning, then send your kids to a montessori or home-school them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

This school is fine for students who are traditional learners. There are some wonderful teachers, especially in the 2nd and 3rd grade and they are simply gems. However, if your child has a learning disability, getting the resources your child needs may be extremely difficult at this school and in this district. The general attitude of some of the teachers is that the student is just being lazy. The school does not create an atmosphere that affirms and embraces all students. Kids are labeled and some teachers share gossip with parent volunteers. Although the principal is truly devoted to the kids, she does not manage her staff well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

This school is not all everyone says about it. Some other districts in Montgomery county are much better. The resources at this school are limited and the teachers are a bit deficient as compared to other schools. The principal if friendly, but really does not know what she is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

Best elementary school out there! We love Crooked Billet! My son has excelled since day one. The pricipal is wonderful, she knows the name of every child. I woulnd't want to send my son anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

My child loves every teacher in this school. They are always providing the students with activities that allows them to use their minds but have fun and being kids. Any concerns that I may have they are immediately addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My husband & I are very... pleased... with our son's school, Crooked Billet in Hatboro, Pa. Our son is excelling in his reading & spelling, so the teacher gave him extra about 6 extra words & they are a little more challenging than all the other... words,to spell.His teacher thought he may be bored, so this is what she recomeened & we agreed with her suggestions.... We have been told since he was 4 yrs. old that we should have him tested, so he doesn't get bored in school & have other children in his class rooms hold him back. The teacher keeps in touch with us via e-mail.He's really excelling so much, we are very proud of our son's abilitys in reading books & knowing how to spell words that we challenage.... him with, just about every day. (His teachers... told us we should have him take an enrichment test.)
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
77%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 83% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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69 Meadowbrook Ave
Hatboro, PA 19040
Phone: (215) 420-5300

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