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Elizabeth R Martin El School

Public | K-5 | 339 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2014

Am not on PTO nor active in the school events as I had hoped, but my son loves E.R. Martin and won t want to move to any other school. He has high regard for the principal, Dr. Andrews, who respects each individual student. Dr. Andrews and the teachers/staff make every effort to make students there feel comfortable and academically-challenged. Am very thankful they built the new Elementary/Middle School building and, despite the challenges/growing pains, am glad Dr. Andrews is still around; she does what is in the best interest of the students. Have seen and heard about a number of activities/events in which she and teachers/staff are actively engaged or involved with students, and have observed their willingness to collaborate with parents/families. I truly appreciate her leadership and her working closely with PTO leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

I am very happy with Martin Elem School. Dr Andrews works very hard to provide our children with a wonderful enviroment for them to learn and grow. The teachers at Martin do a great job of builing communication with the parents as well as the students. I have had 2 of my children attend Martin and have a 5th grader there now and couldn't be happier. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK MARTIN!!!! I am an involved parent, I am on the PTO and try to help out as much as I can. I would like to see more parents involved and attending meetings to see what we all can do to make Martin even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Love this school! Very happy with how my daughters have progressed and learned so much over the last year! They really put in the time and effort to help all kids succeed. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants safety education and the best staff to work with our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

My son went here for Kindergarten. His teachers were excellent and he did very well. We ended up sending him to private school for first grade, but would still recommend this school for anyone who wants a quality public school in Lancaster. It's one of the best elementary schools in the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

My son just started this school and he loves it. I also think it's a great school. The staff seem very nice and knowledgeable. The building is clean as well. Get's an A from me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

I had lunch with my son, and went to recess. Felt like I was in a prison. Teachers and aids yell and demorlize the children. I'll be looking for another school in Fall 2005. Has to be the worst school in Lancaster city.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 10, 2003

The teachers are great... Need more parent involvement...Safety big issue in and around this school...No traffic light, no school signs, no 15mph slow down school signs, very dangerous for children and cars and buses. Needs a gym and also badly needs painting.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
42%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male52%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
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 Students74%
Female84%
Male67%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners77%

Reading

All Students51%
Female63%
Male43%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners46%

Writing

All Students38%
Female67%
Male21%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners50%
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
Hispanic 48% 9%
White 29% 71%
Black 15% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1990 Wabank Rd
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 291-6193

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