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Simmons El School

Public | K-5 | 747 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2014

This school is more concerned about their rating than they are about the children. Issues are swept under the table and ignored so they don't have to report them. We moved soley to get out of this school district. If you care about your child's well being you should NOT send them to Simmons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

To say it straight, I hated simmons. The classes are way too verly complicated, I don't really understand WHY we have a pool and the teachers turn a blind eye to bullying.


Posted August 9, 2012

though being a good school ,how come is it giving the admission to the kid, last year kid was short of some days in kindergarten admission then moved to other school district which took the kid in kindergarten and after completing the kg from there has applied for the 1 grade in simmons again and the admission is given, should it not stick to its basic requirement .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Simmons is fantastic. A private school education and environment without the tuition. The principal is very involved and all teachers are fantastic. I have 2 boys in the school, both are doing very well socially and academically and the teachers are very involved in their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Very pleased with Simmons. Articulate Principal. Excellent teachers. Very engaged HSA - has some new blood these days. Size of the school has not been a concern - still has a small feel and the kids adapt. They seem more confident as a result, but the family make-up in the school's footprint is changing and the school will need to show it is keeping up in order to maintain its vibrancy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

This is my son's first year at Simmons. His teacher is excellent - takes no nonsense, but very loving. I have watched him mature over the year, observed his reading skills greatly improving and he has discovered a love for math. The school has no tolerance for bullying and seems to go outof the way to teach mutual respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

Our child attended Limekiln Simmons for Kind. and is currently at Simmons Elementary for 1st Gr. Parental involvement is fantastic. Opportunity for involvement is overwhelming. Although this is a large school, it has a small school feeling. Our teachers have been wonderful, attentive and thoughful. If you are looking in the Hatboro Horsham/Philadelphia subbarb's area you can't go wrong with Simmons.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students96%
Female93%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
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%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Black 4% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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411 Babylon Rd
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215) 420-5700

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