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Baggaley El School

Public | K-6 | 643 students

 

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Posted November 11, 2010

The Teachers and Staff are wonderful with the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

The teachers really care about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

has a great family enviroment everyone is very friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

It is a very clean school and also it is like family when you walk in. Teachers and staff make you feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

My son is in Kindergarten this year at Baggaley. The Teachers, Principal and staff have helped make this transition a smooth one. I am so greatful that the people in this school care so much about the students and parents. I am extremally proud to have my son be a part of such a great school. My sons teacher Mrs. Wiesneski is so awesome. She loves her students as if they were her own kids. She gives them support when they are having a bad day away from home and she teaches them not only how to be good students, but also how to be good people. She and all the teachers at Baggaley are Rock Stars in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

I appreciate all the activities they arrange for our children. There is alwasy something going on to keep the children involved in the school, community, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Well rounded curriculum - energetic teachers and administrators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

It is a four star school with Keystone Stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

As a teacher at Baggaley Elementary School, I feel truly blessed to be able to work in such a great place. Baggaley has a caring and hard working staff, a dedicated and generous parent organization, and outstanding students. It's true that BES really is the BEST!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2010

Baggaley is a great school! A family of wonderful students, teachers and parents all working toward one great goal; helping students to achieve and feel successful!! I am blest to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2010

A very compassionate and fun place to work. Lots of support from the community, parents and collegues. It's BES, the very BEST, BEST,BEST!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2010

I wouldn't want to teach anywhere else. The principal, staff, and families that comprise BES make it such a wonderful place to be. I consider myself extremely fortunate.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2010

I consider myself very lucky to teach at a school with such a wonderful staff of teachers, students that are respectful and eager to learn, and such a supportive community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2010

The setting is wonderful, relaxed and conducive to learning. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

Baggaley school is FAMILY. We have the BESt kids, the BESt teachers and staff, the BESt principal, the BESt secretary, the BESt custodians and the BESt lunch ladies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

Even before my children went to BES everyone told me how lucky my kids would be go go there. Now that they do go to BES I know why. There is great communication and the teachers actually see to love their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

My children have flurished there.They''re happy,well adjusted, and content.My experiences with the staff are wonderful.I'm pleased to say that I believe my children's education is a priority there.No needs are overlooked!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

Its a great. All students are part of a big Family. Tlhey always love to help others in the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

The Kids are great and always willing to help each other and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Baggaley admin & teachers are pro active
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
50%
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 77% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

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

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female82%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students95%
Female91%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 98% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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