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Murray Avenue School

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Posted December 8, 2009

This is a great school. Academic program is excellent, students are encouraged to do their best. Great field trips, lots of afterschool activities, very good teachers. Ability to view all grades and homework on-line is a life-saver for the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

This is a small school. Overall, the school does really well on standarized tests, but lack on assistance students in being social interact, for example I do not see many activities after school where parents and community will shared, I feel lost and the connection of family,community is not there.


Posted March 4, 2009

Although the school as a whole does very well on standardzed tests, the quality of the faculty and the administrative staff varies. It's a relatively small school, so you have to be careful of which teacher is teaching your children. The anti-bullying program is a joke, so the kids are on their own when dealing with bullies. The administration does not seem to be very interested in improving the school, or in requiring underperforming teachers to do better, so long as the standardized test results are maintained. Unlike Pine Road Elementary, my kids do not enjoy Murrary Ave; they endure it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

Although academic challenges areits primary focus, Murray avenue school also has many programs to help shape good citizens. Making good choices throughout life is a motto here. recently, the grounds, playground and music and band center has been expanded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

This is a fabulous school! The teachers are very dedicated and the students have many wonderful experiences. The music and art programs are outstanding. The teachers are caring, intelligent, and approachable.
—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 77% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
94%
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 80% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
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 76% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
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 79% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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2551 Murray Ave
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: (215) 938-0230

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