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Third Avenue El School

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Posted September 30, 2008

The principal, secretary, teachers, lunch aides and crossing guard are very kind and engaging. There is a sense of adult ownership across all levels with the children they service. My child tells me all the time how his teacher have a way to claim down a class and get them Focus on Excellence in Learning . He also tells me that his teacher makes the class laugh a lot. See, as a parent, statements like coming from my child makes me proud of Third Avenue School. I believe they encourage not only cognitive learning but social and emotional learning as well. I know my child is being challenged by the homework he brings home. I enjoy listening to his analytical thought patterns when trying to determine the right answer to a question (in elementary school). Wow. Kudos to all support staff and teachers at 3rd Avenue. Keep up the good work. My only concern is the lack of parent involvement. I think the school would thrive better if they had more support in activities, field trips, etc. Maybe this is an area of working parents and they are unable to give time during the day. Anyway, maybe that will get better over time. Proud Parent of a 5th Grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

It's sad to say that in 2005 the teachers still do not seem to be going the distance for the children. There are no field trips for the students and no monthly enrichment programs. The teachers at Third Ave. seem to teach at a different level compated to the other elementary schools. The PTO does not push the distance for activities for the children as do other elementary schools within the district. I am very disappointed in this school-for such a small enrollment you would think that the teacher involvement with the students would be greater and there would be more activities for the students. There are also only 18 computers for the students to use--we pay for the teacher's salaries and what we are getting from this school is very poor.
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Posted December 10, 2003

The teachers here will do their job. But will not go the extra distance for the children. They seem to have a one size fits all mentality for all students. Not the best school.
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
60%
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%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students38%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 6% 15%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kingston, PA 18704
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