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Holland El School

Public | K-6 | 393 students

 

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Posted January 5, 2014

Holland Elementary is just a wonderful school. The building is newly renovated and more open and friendly now. The temporary trailers (modular classrooms) are gone and the building is just beautiful. Fully secure as a building with controlled access and video cameras everywhere. The teachers are friendly and attentive to the students and parents. Mr. Sanko and Mrs. Pacetti are just gifts to the school and care so much about the students and their development. My daughter has had 4 great years at this school and just loves to go everyday. Humanities classes are top notch and advanced math is her favorite class. Mr. Johnson is the best gym teacher for the kids and the entire staff down to the maintenance workers could not be more pleasant when they pass you. Never had a problem with this school and I feel lucky that my daughter is attending Holland ES and has Andy Sanko as the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2013

Posted my honest critical opinion of the school principle and it was immediately purged from this site. Wow@! Decisive leadership from FANTASTIC school principle, Andy Sanko, and CARING Mrs. Pacitti! Thank you for keeping me honest! and Thank you for sharing YOUR glowing reviews with the world! Outstanding Job with PR! for new parents, enjoy the new building, the sense of community, and many good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

This school is incredible, from the Principal all the way to the Janitor. We have had fantastic teachers each year for both of our daughters. The school and teachers have unarguably helped our daughters to excell in all subjects and, perhaps more importantly, learn to love school and learning. There is a nurturing atmosphere within the school that is evident the second you walk into the building. This school is a 10+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Very receptive Principal; excellent music program, teachers are receptive to queries
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

This is my 4th year at Holland Elementary. I could not be happier with the education my children are receiving. The principal is outstanding, and he never lets a question go unanswered. I completely trust the staff with my greatest treasures! This is a school worth looking into!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are very good and attentive to the kids and parents. They are willing to listen to parents and work with together to help our kids to overcome any learning or social problems. The principal is wonderful. You enter the school's doors, and everybody greets you with the smile. I feel very lucky that my kids can attend a school like that. I also have to give props to PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

I first would like to say that the rating on this site does not reflect the school correctly. I feel it is at this 9 or better. This school is very proactive in closing learning gaps no matter how big or small they may be. They offer several additional reading and math support. All the teachers are very good and care about the kids. THe PTO also has done a great job with the activities at this school. If you are just moving here, take ease in knowing that your kids are in excellent hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

A loving, learning environment from the principal to the custodian. Everyone cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I think that this school is wonderful. my child is a student at this time. He has adhd and he receives alot of one on one help .He started there last year and has made great strides. the progress he has made since going there is amazing. I would recommend this school to any who is moving to the district.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

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

All Students91%
Female85%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
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

Math

All Students91%
Female83%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female72%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
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 93% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 1% 15%
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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Holland, PA 18966
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