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Greenwood El School

Public | 1-5 | 607 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted September 5, 2014

Fantastic. We have two children, one who just finished there, and one who just entered 3rd grade. They both love it, and we've been thrilled with the school, the teaching, the activities and the environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

Love Greenwood! The parent/family involvement is outstanding! True community feel! Kids are happy and kind to one another!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

The teachers at Greenwood are incredible. My children (two in Greenwood, one at the Middle School now) love Greenwood. Top notch art and music programs, instrument lessons, a chess club, 24 club, chorus, after school sports, and various field trips, and weekend and after school events are just a few of the great things that this school has to offer. I will be so sad in three years when we no longer have a child at Greenwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

My son has been repeatedly bullied by peers at this school and the staff has done nothing to prevent it. I often see the staff talking with one another during recess and lunch instead of supervising the children. Leaving many windows for kids to be emotionally and verbally abused by their classmates. When I asked for my child to be placed into another class, they refused, regardless of his obvious phobia of school and the physical stress he is suffering. I have spoken with staff and they are rude and unhelpful. I will be taking my child out of this school for their lack of insight and inability to relate and trust children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

This school has been a wonderful home for my children, especially my son who has a physical disabliity and has been welcomed and included by his teachers, and more importantly, the students. The level of support we have received from the school is incredible, especially compared to some of the struggles I hear related on the internet from other parents of kids with disabilities. This school is nurturing and challenging, and my children wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

Greenwood Elementary is such an incredible elementary school that parents PULL there kids out of area private schools in order to attend. What makes it that kind of school? Top-notch teachers at all levels; responsive administration and specialty teachers; music and art programs that most people generally HAVE to pay private school tuition to receive; and an amazingly dedicated PTO. I have three children of varying academic capability and interests and they all love attending Greenwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Greenwood is a fantastic school! The staff challenges the students and the administration goes to great lengths to include everyone regardless of their ethnic background or socioeconomic class. I love that my child has so much diversity right in his classroom, just as he will throughout his life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

Greenwood Elementary School offers so much to the students and parents. The teachers are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Greenwood Elementary has provided both of my children a friendly, safe, and structured environment to learn. The school has a wonderful, dedicated staff and a very strong PTO. Greenwood Elementary is a home away from home, and a place my young children enjoy going to learn each and every day.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

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 83% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

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 Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
English language learners0%
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%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learners64%

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learners27%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
English language learners55%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female81%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female95%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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

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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 58% 71%
Hispanic 35% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 15%
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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420 Greenwood Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: (610) 388-5990

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