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Homer-Center El School

Public | K-6 | 478 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2009

I love our school, because it is a small town school. The school's motto is 'Where everybody is somebody'........it is 100% true! My daughter loves all her teachers and loves going to school each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Homer-Center Elementary is the GREATEST SCHOOL!!! No student is left behind, everybody IS somebody, and the teachers are always willing to lend that extra helping hand to make sure that each student is doing their best. It's not just the teachers..it is the entire staff that makes this system work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I went there as a youngster. I loved it. It a great school to go to and be a part of. I have one child graduated, one currently in the Elementary and I have one that will be there in about 5 years... Love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers are very ,polite caring and fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The motto of my school was 'Homer-Center, where everybody is somebody' I am so glad that my daughter is a student at Homer-Center now. These days, it is so important for kids to know that they are cared for. This elememtary school really is a place where everyone is someone! Seeing the excitement she has everyday to go to school is a real pleasure for me as a parent. I know that she is getting a great education as well as building character and self esteem. Homer-Center knows that every child is special, unique and really is 'somebody'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I love homer center elmentary because my children go there and the teachers take extra care in helping them and making them feel special. I love how the school feels more like an extended family than a stuffy school. The parents work hard to have great activities for the children to particpate in. There is always something fun going on in our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers and staff put the kids first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Homer-Center is the greatest school. It is in the center of a small town where you can't go too far without seeing someone that you know. Last year it became one of the only Blue Ribbon schools around. Great teachers and great students too...what a perfect combination!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Homer -Center Elementary School is a place where 'Everybody is Somebody!' The staff is very caring and the students are happy! Just a small town school where the 'little things' mean a lot!
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
51%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
70%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female87%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students76%
Female67%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female63%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female81%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 95% 71%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45 Wildcat Ln
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: (724) 479-9077

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