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Elk Valley El School

Public | PK-4 | 706 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2014

I think the parents of Elk Valley Elementary Student need to really think about that 5 star rating! Have any of you realized that there hasn't been any computer classes in this school for about 3 years. I have address this issue w/ my child and she told me that the teacher retired. I don't understand why this has been overlooked! Shame on the staff of individuals working there that have all those nice new cars and beautiful clothing, these children are going to be so behind the general population of children their age attending other schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

We will really miss Mrs. Miller as principal. She went out of her way to work with families and teachers. My children love her. Under her leadership, Elk Valley has become a great school.
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Posted December 8, 2008

This school is so under scored! Everything about it is so fantastic. Everyone goes above and beyond, the teachers, staff and administration. They offer so much to help and support the kids. I love EVES!
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Posted April 15, 2008

I love the teachers, the children are very bright and have many cool and different ideas and the atmosphere is fun and happy. My children have reading disabilities and the school works well with them and I am really seeing an inprovement in reading and attitude towards reading because of the teachers and the Title 1 teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I am fairly satisfied with the curriculum with the exception of the lack of any language programs. Spanish or French must be offered at any elementary level.If we are to compete Globally we must have these programs for our children. This is a prime age group for children to pick up language and begin to have an interest.
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Posted April 27, 2004

This is an outstanding school. They have so many creative educational programs, and fun things for the kids and families to do. The principal, Mr. Horn, is very involved, and highly accessible to parents. My son is in 3rd grade this year, and I've been very pleased with his teachers. There's no worries that he'll get a 'bad teacher' because there aren't any! Parents are very welcome to volunteer and participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I think the best thing about the this school is how much the teachers care about the kids and that Mr Horn has stayed. My daughter loves this school and I hope all her teachers in the future keep her interested in learning and not turned off. So far all her teachers have been great. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—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 80% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
84%
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

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
99%
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%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
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%
Female89%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 95% 71%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2556 Maple Ave
Lake City, PA 16423
Phone: (814) 774-5602

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