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Unionville El School

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Posted May 23, 2013

We ve had 2 children pass all the way through the UCF school system. We also have a younger child currently in Unionville Elementary. I do not have high enough praise for the staff, schools and the district. Sure, it has many demographic advantages, but having seen the end results (not just my children) I can t imagine a better place to provide a great education, balanced with extra-curricular activities and family life. Children are stretched, but in a supportive environment. Our 2 older children have found the transition to college easy, given their experiences in UCF. Work will now take us away from the area. I doubt we will find another school system that will match what we re leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

My children started here 5 years ago. Mr. Beaver, the principal, is wonderful and very involved, he is very approachable to both the parents and the students. The teachers here really care, I have not heard any negative comments. Parents are very involved and volunteer throughout the year. The students are genuinely nice and the school has many programs to keep the students involved with the community. Students are not only taught book smarts but also how to be a good citizen. We love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

We moved to this area from out of state and we were astounded at the warm welcome we received. It is very well organized for incoming students. My child was paired with another child and given an orientation and a folder full of useful information. As new residents, the school gave us a helpful directory with local information and phone numbers. We have moved several times and my child told me this was the best place, as the students were super to him and the teachers were nice. The curriculum so far has been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

I have had 2 children attend here. Both children have raved about how great their teachers are and how nice the other students are. The school does a great job with building character in the students and there are many opportunities for the students to get involved and volunteer their time and effort into the community. Parents are welcomed to get involved. It would be nice if the elementary school would have the same system as the middle school for checking your child's assignments, however the teachers are quick to respond if you have questions. Each child has an agenda and is taught to write down the days lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2009

In my opinion this school needs to focus more on children that are not in the 'middle.' In my opinion, the Kindergarten should be a full day not a half day. In my opinion, the pre-first program should be abolished and more teachers should be hired for 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

We had the opposite experience with Unionville Elementary. We experienced academics taught in a traditional fashion, whereas the students are passive participants. The curriculum did not seem to bridge the classroom with the real world. There was little if any integration of skills learned from specialty areas applied to the classroom. In addition, technology was under utilized by both students and teachers. After our experience, we look at school rankings much differently, we look at the socio-economic make-up of a District to better gage the quality of the curriculum and the teachers. When a District has a more diverse socio-economic make-up and they have earned high marks, we feel that suggests that the teachers are doing an outstanding job to reach all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

We moved to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School district because of the school reputation. It lived up to our expectations and more! We have had our children in Unionville Elementary School for 2.5 years and it has been amazing! The academics are unsurpassed, the principal is great and the teachers are excellent and very compassionate. The school system is run like a fortune-500 company, everything is organized, and the teachers and students have the tools and resources they need to succeed! We recently moved out of the State and we are seriously wondering whether to move back because the schools are so good. If you want a place where everyone feels welcome, safe, and supported so that they can reach their fullest potential...Unionville Elementary is the answer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

All three of my children attended Unionville Elementary and was very pleased with the quality of teachers. Their pre-first program really enabled my son to progress much better as years went on. Now he is in college as are my other two.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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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 83% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

2011

 
 
96%

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96%

2009

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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94%

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96%

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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91%

2011

 
 
100%

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91%

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

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)92%
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%
Female81%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 83% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Black 1% 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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1775 West Doe Run Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: (610) 347-1700

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