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Brecht School

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Posted November 15, 2009

I am a mother of 8 children. Due to being military, my kids have changed schools a few times and Brecht is by far the best!!! The staff is wonderful. They recognize children's strengths and weaknesses and challenge them indivually. The music and arts programs are phenomenal!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Overall, Brecht Elementary is a wonderful choice for your child's education. The teachers are extremely supportive. Their curriculum includes items unique to their school only. Last year, in 3rd grade, my son actually performed with his entire class the Nutcracker Ballet. It was a wonderful way to expose the children to classical music and my son has wanted to listen to more. They have also learned how to use Powerpoint for presentations. This year, his class is learning to write narratives and later will learn to write poetry. The only thing I think that could use improvement is in the learning support program. Their new teacher at least seems more receptive to parent input. There needs to be more communication and coordination between support staff and regular classroom teachers. There does seem to be more discussion between them and hopefully this will benefit the school and students alike.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female79%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female70%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

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

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
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

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 57% 71%
Hispanic 22% 9%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Black 4% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1250 Lititz Pk
Lancaster, PA 17601
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